The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide with Peter W.J. Hayes

Event date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00pm


Please join us in Person and via Zoom as we welcome Peter W.J. Hayes
to celebrate the launch of his latest book,

' The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide'

A Vic Lenoski Mystery




About the book:

It’s been five years since Detective Vic Lenoski took early retirement to help raise his granddaughter. But the shooting of an elderly man outside a cemetery reawakens his detective instincts. The victim is famous for a string of brazen armed robberies during the 1980s, and as Vic knows, the stolen money was never recovered.

Offered a job with the Allegheny County Police—and urged by his wife to start working again—Vic is soon assigned the case. But when the killer strikes a second time, Vic realizes the only way to catch the murderer is to uncover the secrets surrounding that 1980s crime spree. But Vic’s skills are rusty, someone is leaking information to the press, and Vic soon learns those secrets are protecting much more than just stolen money.

About Peter W. J. Hayes: 

Peter W. J. Hayes was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, conveniently between lunch and teatime, as his mother was fond of saying. He spent his early years living in Newcastle and Paris, France, before his family immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Chinese language studies—and a college degree in Chinese and Japanese history—led him to Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China in the early 1980s. While living in Taiwan, he completed the handwritten draft of a novel, and once back in Pittsburgh, took creative writing classes at the University of Pittsburgh. Asked to join a weekly writing group by his creative writing professor, he remained a member for fifteen years and published two short stories in literary magazines that, thankfully, no longer exist. Fortunately, that first handwritten novel was misplaced.

During those years Peter also wrote for two Pittsburgh newspapers and a market research firm, before moving to a local company to write advertising, direct mail and public relations copy. 

Peter then joined the marketing department of a Pittsburgh FORTUNE 500 company and rose to Director of Marketing. Six years later that company merged with a Wall Street investment bank. As Chief Marketing Officer of the new company, he was responsible for all global marketing activities and held that position for six years before retiring.

Finally able to write on a regular schedule, he has published more than fifteen short stories in various on-line and print publications, won or been shortlisted for several writing awards, and is currently working on the novels of his Pittsburgh Trilogy. Peter lives just outside Pittsburgh, where he tries to write every day, conveniently between lunch and teatime.



Event address: 
514 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139-1617
The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide: A Vic Lenoski Mystery By Peter W. J. Hayes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Level Best Books - September 3rd, 2022