This is a True Crime Book about a 40 Year Old Cold Case – and the Reader Could Help Solve It!

October 07, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
For Shame, Boone! For Shame, Iowa! The Disappearance of Norma Maynard, a new book by Sidney S. Louis, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

If you have a hidden, secret, wish to be Sherlock Holmes-and who doesn't, really-the Norma Maynard story is for you. An innocent woman was murdered and made to vanish-as if she had never existed. City of Boone, county of Boone and Iowa state level law enforcement were unable to determine what happened. To this day, it is not known:

  • Exactly when the missing woman was murdered
  • Who committed the murder
  • How it was done
  • Why it was done
  • Where the missing woman's remains are

  • Join the author as he fights for twelve years to have his sister's murder properly investigated, only to be met with a stone wall of resistance from Iowa officials at city, county and state level. The author provides readers with the ability to set up their own investigative files. He helps them devise a scale to measure the effectiveness of officials that are part of the story. The reader will be able to question, with some authority, why the Norma Maynard case has not been resolved. Was this a deliberate choice by Iowa law enforcement and legal and judicial officials? If you elect to sleuth along with the author, will you be the one to solve the almost forty year riddle of the disappearance of Norma Maynard?

    About the Author:
    Sidney S. Louis, a retired U.S. Public Health Service commissioned officer, resides in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born and raised not far from the small town of Boone, in Boone County, Iowa. He knows the area well, and can write knowingly about the Norma Maynard murder. Because the author is also a major player in the Norma Maynard story, as told herein, the narrative includes a complete biography, in order that the reader may feel they truly know him.

    For Shame, Boone! For Shame, Iowa! The Disappearance of Norma Maynard is a 1,116-page hardcover with a retail price of $49.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-3713-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore

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