Paradox Forged in Blood

A Novel

Mary Frances Fisher





Also available at Loganberry Books in Cleveland and Fireside Bookshop in Chagrin Falls.

Cambron Press

On Sale: August 24, 2016

ISBN: 978-0996507622

Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

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Mary Frances Fisher

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From Mary Frances Fisher comes her debut novel, Paradox Forged in Blood, a compelling work of historical fiction based on true events and stories passed down from the author's family.

A murder on Millionaire’s Row. A killer's chilling words, "Shh. I know where you live.” A woman tormented by her guilt-ridden past.


A historical murder mystery, Paradox Forged in Blood is set in Cleveland, Ohio, during the late 1930s. Four decades after the murder of socialite Louis Sheridan, the cold case is resurrected with receipt of new evidence that transports detectives back to Nazi Germany. The only living witness, Ellen O’Malley, must confront a haunting secret and her complicit actions.


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Praise for Paradox Forged in Blood

"If this book is an indication of things to come, we will be hearing a lot about Mary Frances Fisher – she’s that good."

—Linda Thompson, AuthorWeb TV Host

"Mary Frances Fisher took all these scenarios and put them together to create a murder mystery with a twist, a love story, and historical fiction. PARADOX FORGED IN BLOOD will make you mad, it will make you cry, and it will make you cheer for the good guys. The story of the lives of these people will warm your heart and leave you shocked. The twist was well played and you will not see it coming. I was completely caught up in this story and could not put it down. There is something for every reader in this book." —Reader's Favorite

"Paradox Forged in Blood has intrigue, but it's much more than a murder mystery or a war novel. It's a family saga about self-discovery and coming to terms with the past while looking toward the future." —Books & Benches

"I legitimately finished this in two sittings. It was addicting. Not only was there the main murder mystery, but there were so many other mysteries at play."  —Goodreads Reviewer

"This story is character driven with many people's lives intercept and weaves together to tell an interesting tale, during a time of fear, upheaval, and war the reader learns how each character impacts the lives of others." —Goodreads Reviewer

"Paradox Forged in Blood is a wonderful, captivating book. It captures you from the very beginning and holds you all the way through. The characters become like family and you live their lives with them. This is a must read book." —Amazon Reviewer

Meet the Author

Mary Frances Fisher's additional writing experiences include several short stories and poems published from 2013 to 2016. She has written a screenplay based on "Mercy's Legacy," one of her short stories, and is working on a Paradox Forged in Blood companion novel, Growing Up O’Malley.


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