“Writing exciting fast-paced adventures characterized by intrigue, mystery, travel, and social controversy, for the reading pleasure of fiction lovers. This series has thought-provoking humanist themes and fascinating characters in exotic locations. I’d like to hear from you. You can contact me If you leave your email address there, I’ll let you know about anything new with me or my writing. I send only a few emails a year.” –Arleen
Coming Soon: A Current Deception
“A Current Deception” by Arleen Alleman is the fifth book in the Darcy Farthing Series. If you have never read anything by Alleman you are in for a thrilling and consuming adventure. Enough back-story is provided to make this a wonderful stand-alone read. If you have read other books in the series then you are going to absolutely love this one. I didn’t think it was possible for the series to get any better… I was wrong . . . If I haven’t said this before I’m saying it now… Arleen Alleman is a name to watch. I predict big things will happen for this immensely talented author.” G. Jackson More
A Darcy Farthing novel. Read Excerpt.
Description: Freelance reporter Darcy Farthing boards a luxury cruise ship for a trip to beautiful Australian seaports with family and friends, where a baffling murder mystery challenges her investigative skills. The crimes begin when a small town Kansas woman traveling with a class reunion tour group is plagued by an attack of yellow crazy ants—a dangerous invasive species—as well as an illness caused by mysterious food-borne bacteria, and the odd cancellation of an onshore tour. The bizarre but relatively minor incidents escalate when the ants injure more passengers and crew members. Soon, a peculiar death on the streets of Adelaide, and attempted murders on board the ship threaten to cause panic. It is obvious that a crew member or passenger is targeting individuals, but who is it, and why?
Meanwhile, Darcy is distracted by daughter Rachael’s uncharacteristic behavior and intense friendship with a charismatic passenger. Reluctant to make waves, Darcy tries to suppress her concerns. She turns her full attention to the crimes when evidence is found in her friend Brooks’ stateroom and the security chief names him as the sole suspect. Brooks is clearly innocent, but the chief is inexplicably reluctant to conduct a more thorough investigation to clear him. Then Darcy’s best friend, Sid, who is also Brooks’ fiancé, becomes the latest victim. Clue by clue, with husband Mick’s help Darcy uses her skills to reveal a homicidal master of disguise and world class computer hacker intent on exacting revenge related to a twenty-year-old crime.
Currents Deep and Deadly selected for Book Town’s Summer Mystery Series.
Currents Deep and Deadly, Currents of Vengeance, Currents Assets: Best Trilogy of 2012 awarded by Books-and-Authors.
Finalist: Best Mystery/Suspense novel in 2013 by eFestival of Words; Currents of Vengeance
Press Release Finalist: Foreword Reviews 2013 Annual Book Awards; Alternate Currents
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Four books…four adventures of a lifetime…
Witness four gripping tales filled with mystery, romance, travel, and a personal journey of discovery in author Arleen Alleman’s thrilling voyage into Currents Deep and Deadly, Currents of Vengeance, Current Assets, and the new Alternate Currents. Fascinating characters embarking on crime-ridden cruises, travel to exotic Caribbean and South American ports, and intriguing and intricate murder mystery plots on land and at sea. .
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Arleen Alleman is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species.
She describes herself as a generalist because of a variety of interests and professional experiences, including fashion model, insurance adjuster, trainer, government analyst, songwriter, jewelry artist, boutique owner, and writer/speaker. She has a science education, primarily in biology, but loves everything having to do with science and nature. Along with fitness, her interests include reading, travel, and the study of religious history. Traveling by cruise ship has inspired her cruise-related fiction.
Ten years ago, when Arleen retired from the Government Accountability Office, she searched for the next thing to pursue and began to build a custom design jewelry business. “Working with the earth’s beautiful metals, gems, stones, pearls, shells, and wood, and turning them into wearable pieces of art was extremely uplifting and satisfying.”In 2005, after selling her jewelry creations at The Barn in Castle Rock, CO and at art shows and galleries, she decided to open her own shop in a coop of 20 shops in a hundred year old building.
After six years, she closed Synergy Decor in order to concentrate on writing.In August, 2010 she realized a life-long dream with publication of her first novel, Currents Deep and Deadly. Then in 2011 came the sequel, Currents of Vengeance. The third book in the Darcy Farthing adventures, Current Assets, was released in July, 2012, then Alternate Currents in August, 2013. During this period, she had the unfortunate experience of a breast cancer diagnosis followed by ten months of treatment. She says, “I’ve emerged only somewhat scathed from that ordeal. I guess this begins the next stage in my evolving life journey—or riding this current to the end, as my character Darcy Farthing would say.” That journey recently brought Arleen from Colorado to her new home in South Florida.