The Ted White Mystery Series


I have finished the third book in the Ted White Mystery Series and have submitted it to WiDo Publishing. The working title is Arizona Guy: Drummed Out.

I apologize for the lengthy delay in completing this project. I initially thought I was done in November of 2015. My first reader, my wife Susan, told me, "You can do better." We discussed the problems she saw and I began a rewrite. This was put on hold, however, during her final illness and death from complications of Sjogren's Syndrome. This is an auto-immune disorder in which the body attacks itself.

A co-worker's lizard phobia found its way into the story, but something was missing. A few weeks ago my supervisor at work described her next-door neighbor "calling" lizards. I said, "That's it! That needs to be in my book." Only then was I able to finish the story.

I will keep you posted on its progress through the editing process. Thank you for your patience.

                                                                              Raymond Spitzer




Raymond Spitzer's new novel "Playing With Fire" is an exciting spellbinder. Spitzer suspensefully cuts through the facade of a close-knit community engulfed in arson, attempted murder and false accusations. "Playing With Fire" features crackling dialogue and suspicion that builds with each turn of the page. Ted White was introduced to readers in Spitzer's previous novel, "Arizona Guy." Ted is everyone's favorite high school teacher, whose sleuthing skills are invaluable to the local police. Can Ted help detective Blanca "Sandy" Sandino stop the terror before a beloved resident dies? How hot will Ted and Sandy's romance burn? Spitzer delivers a thrilling story of good-hearted citizens protecting each other and the hometown they love. - Rich Radford, (Torrance, California) Daily Breeze


The Ted White Mystery Series began with Arizona Guy.  The second book is Arizona Guy: Playing with Fire.  Expect more books featuring band director Ted White, detective Sandy Sandino, retired builder T.J. Tatum, and the charming town of Ajo, Arizona.  On this web site:

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