Carol Bastable writes:
A Love Token Society member shared this link with me. It is now the second fiction book published with hobo nickels being the
storyline. The first was a book of short stories, mostly with skull images. This one appears to be a novel about a man murdered for his
valuable hobo nickel collection. Currently Amazon has it on Kindle. It was published November 22nd. 2015.
Numismatics in fiction is a great sideline with many titles available for the interested reader. Below is the book description from
Alex Dunn owned one of the most valuable collections of hobo nickels in the world, and it appears somebody killed him for it. Now Roy
Ballard and Mia Madison are hired by the insurance company to track the collection down, which means they might reveal the identity of the killer in
the course of their investigation. But the more they dig, the more suspects they uncover, including Dunn’s children, his ex-wife, and a buxom
masseuse who takes a hands-off approach to the services she offers.
Length: 260 pages
Author Ben Rehder writes:
"My father-in-law somehow learned about hobo nickels and mentioned them to me. Being a mystery writer, I immediately thought they
would make an interesting topic. I bought a hobo nickel for him, and that's the nickel pictured on the cover of the book."
Hobo Nickels have quite a following, and prices have risen steadily in the years since I was first introduced to them. It wouldn't
make sense for the motive to be money however, since each carved nickel is virtually unique. There can be no legitimate aftermarket for a
stolen collection, since nearly every individual coin can be confidently attributed. Great premise for a book, though. It's nice to
see this numismatic sideline getting more mainstream exposure. -Editor
For more information, or to order, see:
If I Had A Nickel (Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 3)
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