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Barry's Newest Release


Brenda Contay Mystery Suspense Series


"Loved this mystery suspense novel. I will recommend this book to others and will look forward to more Brenda Contay adventures. I give this book 5 stars."

“Mr. Knister weaves a tight, nail-biting tale. I loved Brenda’s rebellious spirit and willingness to do whatever it takes to expose the truth. Though the beginning is a bit slow, once you settle in to the middle, the book takes off like a bullet and the action is non-stop. A must read for all thriller and suspense lovers.”

“I couldn’t put this book down and I HIGHLY recommend it. Fun, fast read that you won't be able to put down!”

Judy, The Anything Goes Girl, Goodreads

Ashley, The Anything Goes Girl, Goodreads

Daisie, The Anything Goes Girl, Goodreads

About Barry


After a career of college teaching, I returned to writing fiction. The Dating Service, my first novel, was published by Berkley. I have written five other novels, four in a mystery/suspense series featuring journalist Brenda Contay:


I have also published a book of magical realism for dog lovers, Just Bill.


I am the past secretary of Detroit Working Writers, and the former director of the Cranbrook Summer Writers Conference. I have published travel and humor in local markets, and write an occasional blog/column. I live in Michigan with my wife Barbara, and our Aussie shepherd, Skylar.

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