Shawn Kobb

KobbheadshotBorn in the United States, author Shawn Kobb has spent a good portion of his adult life traveling around the world and has lived in Ukraine, The Bahamas, Austria, and Afghanistan. He draws upon these international experiences to flavor his writing and hopes to offer his readers a glimpse into places they may otherwise never be able to visit.
In his life, Shawn has worked as a diplomat, journalist, 911 operator, and in the theater, both on and off stage. Working with animals has always been his greatest love and if he was smart, he would have made a career from that. Instead, he’s volunteered with several organizations around the world from rehabilitating falcons in Virginia to making toys for baboons in Namibia.
He currently lives in Vienna, Austria with his wife, a cat, and a dog.


VIENNA. A city of history and culture, where Mozart, Freud, and Beethoven once walked the streets. For American university student Jake Meyer, it is a chance to recover from a family tragedy he left behind. Surrounded by the baroque palaces and charming squares of the city, he hopes to pull his life back together.
However, Jake quickly learns danger lurks in the most beautiful of places and his life takes a deadly turn when he provides a false alibi to an attractive fellow student seen fleeing the murder scene of her ex-boyfriend. 
When secrets from a forgotten war are unearthed, the mystery and body count start to pile up at Jake’s feet. With only the help of a friendly American consular officer, can Jake survive long enough to prove his innocence to the police? 
A debut novel of mystery with international flair, “City of Ghosts” is sure to please both armchair travelers and amateur detectives. 
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