When the Owl Sings

By David C. Maloney
10 Digit ISBN: 1-63505-052-9
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-63505-052-3
LCCN: 2016902225
Price: $24.99
Trim: 6x9
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 480
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Sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference between a gift and a curse until it’s the only thing between life and death. 

An ambitious and dynamic debut novel, When the Owl Sings centers around Mason Rhimes, a journalist whose ominous dreams hold the key that links him to an ancient Maya civilization that disappeared without a trace. Still reeling from the death of his fiancée, Mason sets out on a personal quest to find answers to the foreboding and spine-chilling events that torture him nightly. Mason’s path will lead him to a town where nothing is as it appears, and where he quickly becomes an unwitting participant in a web of deceit and lies.

As clues are gathered and answers revealed, Mason learns of a plot that threatens the entire nation; his visionary gift, which has been a part of him for so long, may serve a higher purpose after all.


Since 1997, David C. Maloney has held several titles within the field of Forensic Science, including Forensic Chemist, Senior Criminalist, and most recently, Crime Scene Unit Supervisor. He has testified in court as an expert witness in Forensics over 80 times and, has formal certifications as a Bloodstain Pattern Examiner, Senior Crime Scene Analyst, and as a Medical Death Investigator. Since 2001, he has been an Adjunct Professor at four colleges/universities in Colorado. When not writing, he can found hiking or mountain biking in the Colorado Rockies. He can be reached by email at or via his website