The Star in the East
John Adcox

The Star in the East

Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-335-0

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-945839-69-6

Publication date: November 8, 2022

352 pages

Apple Books
Kobo

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"For all of us who consider Die Hard a Christmas movie, there's The Star in the East—a fun, fast-moving Christmas thriller with heart."

— Susan Petrone, author of The Heebie-Jeebie Girl and Throw Like a Woman

Christmas is a season of secrets and miracles. It's also a season of mystery.


Throughout their married lives, baseball star Gaspar Bethlen's wife gave him a lovingly crafted mystery every year for Christmas. Solving the clues led him to his present, but the mysteries themselves were the true gift. Now, Beth has died, leaving Gasper a wreck of a man. But Beth left behind a clue, the beginning of one final Christmas mystery, and it's much more than either of them expected.


The heartbroken man follows a coded message that leads him to an antiquarian bookstore, where he receives an old book―the next clue. Soon, Gaspar is caught up in a globetrotting adventure. Facing one danger and desperate escape after another, he races to unravel a puzzle involving a priceless jewel, ancient star maps, a noble bloodline, and an astonishing secret that dates all the way back to the very first Christmas.


The Star in the East is a winter tale of ancient mystery, of secrets and puzzles, and of breathtaking action and adventure. It's also a heart-shattering story of faith, love, and healing ― the true Christmas miracle.

About the Author...

John Adcox (edited)

After a 30-year career in new media, where his titles have included VP, Digital Media, VP, Creative, Executive Producer, and even CEO, John Adcox is now concentrating on storytelling. In addition to his writing, he is the CEO of Gramarye Media, Inc., the “next generation” book publisher, game developer, and movie studio of the future. More of his books are coming soon.