An award-winning South Dakota author, David Beckett excels in developing suspenseful historical novels. His works have been called adventurous, thrilling, and meticulously accurate from an historical standpoint. The Cana Mystery, which takes readers on an adventurous chase through Europe and North Africa to solve an ancient mystery involving the Bible-related jars at the wedding of Cana, became Amazon's top Kindle download just weeks after its release. The Chords of Memory (January 2018) has earned high ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. It probes societal issues of racism, injustice, family and love.