C.L. Decker

Author of the S.A.L.T. Novels – Seekers After Lost Treasure

Media & Press

Shadow Rock Publishing

What People Are Saying about Kruger's Choice

“A great mystery novel needs to engage the reader from the very beginning.  After a few pages into this one, I was caught with the proverbial “hook, line, and sinker!”  Another great read in the SALT trilogy adventure!  The authors’ style of interweaving three separate but connected adventures adds much to the reader’s interest. The story moves quickly, and the writing style is fluid which easily transports the reader into the pages. An overlay of the tenderness of human emotions on top of the adrenalin adds warmth and loveliness to the story. I especially liked the construct of historical fact with fictional adventure. It is illuminating and at the same time a great fun to read while comfortably relaxing in an easy chair albeit sometimes at the very edge.  I highly recommend this novel.”

What People Are Saying about Juliette’s Van Gogh

5 Star Reviews on Amazon Books:

"It's an engrossing, entertaining and well researched book. i liked the style of writing, the characters and the mystery.
Anna Maria Giacomasso

"Decker, once again, shows the reader his vast knowledge of art and the art world. You taste the wine and food that throughout his world travels, Decker has experienced. His love of traveling and meeting people of the world adds to his description of people and places in this exciting and informative story. This is a book for all to learn and enjoy."
Joseph Montedonico, Sedona, AZ

"A must read. Few books I have read recently pull all aspects of a good story together like Juliette’s Van Gogh. The plot follows through from beginning to end; the character development provides a sense of real people; the story line has no dead spots but instead flows throughout the book; the description of cities, hotels and restaurants allows one to fully experience them vicariously; and, it is a truly enjoyable book to read. I can state without equivocation that you won’t want to put it down. I look forward to the next chapter in the SALT adventures."
Dean, Cincinnati, OH

"This is the authors' second SALT novel, and I find it even more riveting than the first. It is well structured with an interplay of two separate mystery adventures, nuances of tender romance, fine dining, art history and philosophy. The authors' expertise in these categories shines through. Well written! A lovely fluid read!"
Hans Churchill, Marana, AZ

"I enjoyed reading this book ...I love how our protagonist travel around the world saving art pieces. Fantastic idea and I hope there really is such a secret force. Good show and I can’t wait for book 3!"
— Sheri O Reviewer, Netgalley and Amazon

What People Are Saying about THE TEMPLARS’ CHALICE...

5 Star Reviews on Amazon Books:

“You are on the edge with the team from S.A.L.T., seeking to find the Templars” Chalice before the evil and violent competitor …”
Joe Montedonico, Sedona, AZ

“A real page turner. Could not put it down and read it in only a couple of days …”
Pete Blowers, Matthews, NC

“Readers who love the Templars, European countries and their art, wine, food and mysteries are going to enjoy this book …”
Caruca Morales Nussa, Newark, NJ

Additional Reviews:

The Templers’ Chalice took me on an exciting journey – a great combination of mystery, drama, and suspense set in Europe… a great read but be warned – once you pick it up it is difficult to put it down. “
Eugenie Drakes, Saxonwold, South Africa

“Brilliant from beginning to end with a riveting story. Loved it! Must have required lots of research and imagination at the same time. Congratulations!”
Maria Trivyza, Athens, Greece

“A fantastic book! It’s an exciting, thrilling adventure that takes you throughout Europe. The historic development of the story educates and entertains simultaneously. The inclusion of foods and wines adds a tasty twist to the story. And we all know, SALT is a good addition to our lives".
Joan Dwyer, Prescott, AZ

"This is a great first novel from this author.The meticulous research in France and Italy, make this story stand out, I really wanted to see these places myself, and the code too was well thought out and plausible. The characters were well drawn and I look forward to meeting them all again soon.”
Kath Abbott, Newcastle upon Tyne, England & Kardamyli, Greece

“I especially enjoyed that this book tells you about facts in a fictional way that takes you to places without having to travel. It makes you want to know more about the art, and history of these places and makes you wonder how many treasures could be misplaced or have never been found. The writer uses his own way not to lose the reader’s attention. The fact that he used words that are easy to understand is a plus for me since English is my second language".
Yohannes Assefa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopa