Alliance – Join Bernie Burgess at the Knight Museum & Sandhills Center on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a look into this interesting book collection and a visit with the also interesting author. If you enjoy a good mystery, come and check out this series.
Bernard H Burgess (aka: Bernie) was born in Alliance and raised on a cattle ranch south of Ashby. A one room country school prepared him for high school at Hyannis and a degree from the University of Nebraska. There, he entered the Air Force from the ROTC program. Following a 21-year career as an officer and pilot, He had a stint owning and operating a bed and breakfast in Cody Wyoming where he was a popular freelance writer for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. This experience whetted his appetite for pursuing a long standing passion for writing mysteries.
Bernie eventually retired to a small town in Arkansas. Working as a private investigator during his early time in Arkansas gave him a background for solving problems facing people, especially when a loved one goes missing.
He began writing mysteries in 2018 with the self-publication of “Bert and Nora: The Nickel Dime Murders.” Since then Bernie has now published his fifth book in the “Bert and Norah Mysteries” series. Bernie considers his writing to be in a genre by itself as they are not just mysteries but have a strong undercurrent love story and a touch of the supernatural.
In order, the Bert and Norah series include: “The Nickel Dime Murders”, “The Missing”, “Into the Light”, “Murder in the Ozarks” and “Evil Runs Through It”