Lois Karlin
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At 5:53am on August 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Lois, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 12:44am on October 16, 2008, Allan E. Ansorge said…
Jane Austin and Hiassen, at this point the analyst would stroke his beard and say , "How do you feel about your mother."
At 8:42am on February 14, 2008, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
Thanks for the support, Lois--I'm always glad to see you, online or f2f. Save the date for my launch and birthday party at the Mysterious Bookshop: Tuesday April 15 at 7 pm! Liz
At 9:37am on May 28, 2007, Sandra Parshall said…
Hi, Lois--
I haven't used Crimespace as much as I would like to -- everytime I come here, I start reading posts and before I know it, an hour is gone. :-)
I'd love to meet you too, and I'm sure I will one day.
At 5:12am on May 23, 2007, Terrie Farley Moran said…
Hi Lois, thanks for explaining all this to me. I'm happy to be hanging with another of the www.womenofmystery.blogspot.com Terrie
At 5:32am on May 10, 2007, Donna Moore said…
Thank you for your comment on my Chatterwall Lois - you are very kind (not to mention deluded!)
At 3:07pm on May 9, 2007, Donna Moore said…
Hi Lois - thanks for the invite! Nice to meet you and I loved your cliche example :o)
At 1:14pm on May 8, 2007, Lois Karlin said…
Meredith, so many of us talked about how we wished we could have been there with you. It must have been an incredible thrill. Hard to believe I know so many of the winners this year...even Nancy Means Wright!
At 12:52pm on May 8, 2007, Meredith S. Cole said…
I was glad to return from Malice and see your friend request. Welcome!
At 2:18am on May 8, 2007, Meredith Anthony said…
Lois-- Great to see another Woman of Mystery (www.womenofmystery.net) here!

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Warwick, NY
About Me:
Writer of mystery fiction not yet ready for prime time. I pay the mortgage freelance writing for technical firms.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Donna Leon, Peter Hoeg, Tony Hillerman, Anne Tyler, Julia Alvarez, Louise Erdrich, John Irving, Annie Proulx, Jane Austen, Philip Pullman, Carl Hiassen and so many more...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Homicide reruns, Boston Legal, Munk, West Wing reruns
Stand By Me, Shawshank Redemption, lots of others

Lois Karlin's Blog

Who's Calling the Shots?

I’ve always been intrigued when authors talk about a character who ‘takes over’ as if the author is just along for a ride. I’m as eager as any writer to meet a strong character...one whose voice I can simply

sit down and record on paper as she speaks. Perhaps I’m too new at this

game to have met one.

Stranger Than Fiction (Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin…


Posted on July 19, 2007 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Raising the Stakes: Taking a Lesson From 'The Matador'

Thank God for DVDs. I didn’t catch The Matador when it was released in theaters over a year ago. Then again, back then I probably wouldn’t have recognized the terrific lesson the film offers

fiction writers. A lesson, that is, in developing seedy characters that

readers find themselves loving despite more refined inclinations. In

this movie we not only identify with a truly vulgar hit man – we find

ourselves rooting for…


Posted on June 23, 2007 at 8:51am

Feel the Fear and Court the Muse Anyway

It’s not only writers who suffer creative blocks.

Recently I visited friends in the mountains of Maryland, an artists’ mecca. My host was a sculptor who works in wood. Ordinarily ideas come to him while he’s working or listening to music. But lately

he’s hit a dry patch, following some success, and was telling me about

the various words of wisdom he’s been offered by artists about courting

the muse.…


Posted on May 31, 2007 at 3:47am

Cyber Personas: Talking Funny Online

Ever check out your own kids’ My Space pages? I’ll bet their virtual personalities gave you a bit of a jolt.

But it’s not just Gen X and Gen Next’ers who talk funny online. Sensible middle-aged adults – maybe especially the sensible ones – seem to take on a barely recognizable persona when they stumble into a social networking site. Apparently, people get a

kick out of inventing offbeat versions of their ordinarily sober



Posted on May 14, 2007 at 10:46am


I’d read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. I knew my first draft should be shitty.

It was. Three-quarters of the way through that effort, intoxicated with my prose and attending my first Edgar Symposium, I was certain I was a

mere three months away from The End. I had the gall to attempt pitching

that “novel,” I shudder to recall, to a number of commendably patient


Once again, it's Edgar time. Forever…


Posted on May 7, 2007 at 11:06pm — 2 Comments


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