Kevin Chapman Guest Post

Award-winning author Kevin G. Chapman announces the upcoming publication of book #3 in his Mike Stoneman Thriller series, Lethal Voyage. Books #1 and #2 in the series were both recognized as among the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of their years by the Kindle Book Review.

Below are the back cover quotes, blurb, a short synopsis, and the author’s bio and photo. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

“A tight, fast-paced thriller – and another winner from Kevin G. Chapman. Fans of the Mike Stoneman series will not be disappointed.”

– Dan Alatorre, USA Today bestselling author of The Gamma Sequence and Double Blind

“Filled with action, drama, and surprising twists, Lethal Voyage is a captivating addition to the Mike Stoneman series guaranteed to thrill readers old and new!”

– InD’tale Magazine

“The action never stops in this skillfully plotted thriller. This is a great new series!”

– Valerie Davisson, author of the Amazon Best-Selling Logan McKenna Mystery series.

A DEAD BODY can ruin a vacation. . . .

It was a suicide, wasn’t it? . . .

Maybe the on-board production of Chicago isn’t the only place people are getting murdered!

NYPD homicide detective Mike Stoneman and medical examiner Michelle McNeill just want a relaxing cruise. But, Michelle is convinced that there is foul play at work in the death of a Broadway talent agent’s wife.

The ship’s head of security wants to keep it quiet. But, how many bodies can he cover up during one sailing? When it looks like Michelle might be the next victim, Mike needs to find the killer and keep Michelle alive for the end of this

Lethal Voyage.

Move over Harry Bosch, there’s a new guy in town. Detective Michael Stoneman can match wits with Harry any day of the week.” — – “The Author’s Show”

Don’t miss the next installment in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series!


After the shootout in a Brooklyn hotel that left the local press in a frenzy at the end of Deadly Enterprise (Mike Stoneman Thriller #2), NYPD Homicide detective Mike Stoneman and his partner, Jason Dickson, need to lay low. The commissioner suggests they take a vacation and get completely out of town. Mike’s love interest, medical examiner Michelle McNeill, and Jason’s new girlfriend, Rachel Robinson, arrange for both couples to take a cruise to Bermuda. On the first night, they make friends with theatrical agent Max Bloom and his wife, Shirley. The next night, Shirley falls to her death from her stateroom balcony. 

Michelle thinks it was neither an accident nor a suicide. The head of security for the ship, Karl Keller, is content to label it as anything other than a homicide. Murders on cruise ships are bad for business. Fortunately for Mike and Michelle, one of Mike’s old detective mentors, Edwin Ferguson, is also on the cruise. He’s now the head of corporate security for the cruise line, making him Karl Keller’s boss. With Ferguson’s help, Michelle gets a look at the body and confirms that Shirley was murdered. Keller is pissed about the end-run around his authority, and refuses to consider the death a murder. He’s not interested in conducting an investigation. Unless Mike and Jason (and Michelle) look into it, the killer will get away with it.

Max, the philandering husband, is the prime suspect. Max has a lame alibi and several million reasons for killing his rich wife. When Mike finds out that Max’s key card was used to enter the room just before the likely time of Shirley’s death, the circumstantial case against him grows stronger. But, Keller continues to thwart any investigation.

When a cabin attendant turns up stabbed to death, even Keller can’t deny that there’s a murderer on board. Even more bizarre – the second victim was killed in Mike and Michelle’s stateroom! Once again, Max lacks a solid alibi for the time of the murder. Plus, the circumstances suggest the possibility that somebody might have been trying to kill Michelle, since she flagged Shirley Bloom’s death as a murder.

When the heat gets turned up, Max finally confesses that, at the time of both murders, he was having sex with Vicki Nelson, one of his clients and a performer in the ship’s theater company. The story makes him a bad husband, but not a killer. One problem: when they go to confirm the story with Vicki, she’s missing. When her dead body is found, strangled and stuffed into a lifeboat, there’s only one more suspect. Now, the chase is on to confirm the identity of the killer before anyone else dies on this Lethal Voyage.

Lethal Voyage will be available as a Kindle ebook or paperback via Amazon and can be pre-ordered at It will also be available as an audiobook via Audible, iTunes, Apple Books, Chirp, and all other major audiobook retailers. You can listen to excerpts from the audiobook on the ARC download page.

Contact Kevin G. Chapman



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Kevin G. Chapman is, by profession, an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. He is a past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel, leading a group of 6800 in-house employment lawyers. Kevin is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars and enjoys teaching management training courses.

Kevin’s passion (aside from playing tournament poker) is writing fiction. Kevin’s first Novel: “Identity Crisis: A Rick LaBlonde, P.I. Mystery,” was self-published through Xlibris in 2003, and is now available via as a Kindle e-book. His second novel, A Legacy of One, published in 2016 and was a finalist (short list) for the Chanticleer Book Review’s Somerset Award for Literary Fiction. A Legacy of One is a serious book, filled with political and social commentary and a plot involving personal identity, self-determination, and the struggle to make the right life decisions.

Kevin’s next novel, Righteous Assassin (A Mike Stoneman Thriller), was a much more “fun” read – it’s a page-turner. It has some serious sub-themes, but it’s a serial killer chase and it’s intended to be enjoyable and easy to read. It was named one of the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of 2019 by the Kindle Book Review and one of the top 30 crime/mystery/suspense novels of 2019 by the Chanticleer Book Review! 

Book #2 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series, Deadly Enterprise, was published December 2, 2019 and immediately received stellar reviews. It was also named one of the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of 2020 by the Kindle Book Review! Lethal Voyage becomes the third book in what is expected to be at least a five-book series.

Kevin has also written several short stories, including “Fool Me Twice,” the winner of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association’s 2010 Legal Fiction Writing Competition, which was the genesis of the character Mike Stoneman. He has also written one complete screenplay (unproduced so far) and has another screenplay and two more novels currently in the works, one of which is a sci-fi space opera epic.Kevin is a resident of West Windsor, New Jersey and is a graduate of Columbia College (‘83), (where he was a classmate of Barack Obama), and Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude ’86). Readers can contact Kevin via his website at

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