Crime novelist Dennis Adams to host first book-signing event

Crime fiction author, private investigator and retired Buffalo Police detective Dennis M. Adams will hold a book-signing event for his first novel, Motive, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The event will take place at the Towne Restaurant, 186 Allen St., Buffalo.

A West Seneca resident, Adams delves deep into his many years of experience as an Army intelligence analyst and detective to create the characters for his first novel. He holds a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Buffalo State College.

With a typical murder investigation, most homicide detectives would be satisfied if they could prove how the homicide occurred, who committed the murder, what weapon was used, and establish where and when the crime occurred. In Motive, that would not be enough for Joe Morgan, the retired homicide chief whose grandson, Sean, was intentionally run down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. To further complicate matters, Joes son, Mike, Seans father, is also a lieutenant in the police department. The police departments finding that the killer is deceased has all but closed the investigation. However, it had been unable to find a motive for the murder, and this of course leaves open the possibility that either Mike or Joe may have been the actual intended target. Until the motive is discovered, there is a chance that whomever directed the killing could strike again.

Free coffee and food discounts will be offered during the April 17 event. For more information, please follow Motive by Dennis M. Adams on Facebook for frequent updates. The book is also available on for those who cannot make the upcoming event.