New Release: Hid Wounded Reb

Announcing my newest novel, “Hid Wounded Reb

A novel in the Somerset Series

By Jeff Salter

            Everyone has secrets… some just hold theirs tighter.
           Cold secrets are finally warming up… and Kelly can feel the heat.

            Kelly is haunted by the mysterious involvement of her landlord’s ancestor with a wounded soldier in 1863, while her boyfriend researches the unsolved murder of an unidentified horseman in that same Kentucky community a few years after the Civil War. As Kelly and Mitch assist each other’s research, tantalizing discoveries seem to connect their subjects.


Kelly’s initial assignment is to research the cemetery which started 144 years ago with the death of a battle-wounded Rebel hidden briefly in the Butler family cabin. But the actual facts are clouded with hazy family legends, including possible involvement of a second soldier — the dead man’s cavalry buddy. Mitch’s belated study of the stranger murdered at the church yard has also hit baffling snags.

            When surprising old documents surface and rekindle fading memories, the uncovered secrets could help solve both cold cases. But those investigations are hampered when Kelly harbors a terrified girl (with her own complicated secrets) who brings danger close behind. 

The exciting prequel to “Called to Arms Again”

Only $4.99 in digital formats

Amazon Buy link:

 Barnes & Noble buy link:


About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
This entry was posted in Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to New Release: Hid Wounded Reb

  1. says:

    Jeff, congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!




    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks, Dianne. If you enjoyed Kelly & Mitch from “Called to Arms Again”, I think you’ll like them in this story also.
      This was actually the second novel I wrote (of 9 completed so far)… though it had to go through 2 or 3 major overhauls (over 5 yrs) before it was able to see publication this month.


  2. Fascinating, Jeff. I’d like to hear about the research you did for this,
    Best of luck with this one!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks, Tonette. Most of my original research was way back in 2007. And the draft has changed so much during that time, that I can scarcely remember anymore. But I’m sure I have a box full of notes!


  3. Iris B says:

    Congratulations, Jeff, on another great book! Wishing you lotsa sales 🙂 … And I have to admit, I had to google parts of the title, but since then, I’m really intrigued and hope to have it as my “holiday” read in a few weeks !


    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks, Iris. Hope you do get a chance to read it. And hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s close to my heart because my wife’s ancestors literally risked their lives to help that wounded Confederate solder… after a local battle in Yankee-occupied Somerset.


  4. I love cold cases. I love history. I love the Civil War era. Sounds like you hit the trifecta for me!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s