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Mummers, murder and mob vs. domestic terrorists in new novel


Severn River Publishing will release “2 STREET,” Chris Bauer’s third installment in the Blessid Trauma Crime Scene Cleaners series, on Oct. 18.

The new crime thriller by the Doylestown resident follows book one, “HIDING Among the Dead,” and book two, “ZERO Island.”

Philo Trout’s past isn’t coming back to haunt him… it’s coming back to kill him.

Philo Trout has retired from the U.S. Navy and now owns a crime scene cleaning business in Philadelphia. When a series of vicious killings take the city by storm, his past provides the clues to stop them.

Someone is targeting the city’s beloved Mummers string band performers. But when Philo discovers that multiple victims were former Navy SEALS, he thinks he might be next on the hit list. Each crime scene points to crime family involvement, and soon a full-blown mob war erupts in the Philly streets.

Bauer is the author of seven published novels. Find him on social media and at