Dr. Hodges Publishes Mystery Novel

  • February 24, 2015

Dr. Shannon Hodges, associate professor of counseling, recently published The Lonely Void: A Bob Gifford Counselor Mystery.

The cover description reads:

"Dr. Bob Gifford is a counselor and interim director of the Student Health Center at tiny Wells Springs College in the ridiculously remote town of Wells Springs, Texas. When one of Bob's students claims she was visited by a brother thought to be killed during the Gulf War, he fears she's losing her mind. He schedules a second session, but the student mysteriously disappears.

His lone friend is Fr. Jose Pallo, a radical, ex-con, very profane priest ironically is the one person in whom the irreligious Bob can confide. Soon, shadowy forces are closing in leaving Bob to rely on his raw skills for survival. Each time he dodges a threat, another seems lurking around the corner, turning a seemingly tranquil college campus and sleepy community into a landmine."

Dr. Hodges is also the author of the suspense novel, City of Shadows