Action-Packed Murder Mystery “OBX” Joins KDP Select Program for Amazon Kindle

Exclusive Availability Follows Release of Two All-New Kindles

OUTER BANKS, N.C. -- The action-packed murder mystery “OBX” is now available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle, including the newly released 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, Amazon’s most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20 percent faster processor, twice the storage and new touch interface. OBX follows North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent and troubled mother-of-three Michael Francis as she battles personal demons and real-life danger to solve a brutal politically charged murder case as a hurricane bears down on the seaside vacation mecca of the Outer Banks.

Billed as the thinnest Kindle ever, the strong, thin, and light Kindle Voyage features an all-new design, with a flush glass front and magnesium back, making it easier to hold with one hand and read for hours. The Voyage boasts free 3G, paid for by Amazon, removing the need to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot; high resolution and contrast display via a brand new 300-pixel Paperwhite display; re-imagined page turns; books in seconds; no eyestrain or glare; readability in bright sunlight; and battery life measured in weeks instead of hours.

“Our mission with Kindle is to make the device disappear, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO.

OBX is the debut novel by North Carolina author David Dean Menzies featuring Agent Michael Francis and her struggles to piece together a puzzle involving a serial killer, an attempt on her life, a break-in and shooting at her home, drug ring and cover-up by local law enforcement and government officials. In the midst of unexpected and confusing romantic overtures from a suspect in the case, Michael is forced to deal with human threats more dangerous than mother nature herself in a climactic ending with an unexpected twist.

The roughly 78,000-word novel is an action-packed murder mystery in the spirit of Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson with a touch of southern regionalism.

OBX is available for the Amazon Kindle at

The Outer Banks welcomes over 7 million visitors each year, many of whom are looking for a good beach read; OBX fills this niche and adds a strong female character to the list of popular murder detectives in the genre.

This is the first novel by Menzies, a 22+ year public relations consultant living in the greater Raleigh, NC area.

For more information, contact Menzies at