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St. Philip (Barbados), now Marietta (GA)
About Me:
Writer-in-training (aren't we all?)...graduate of Auburn University (AL)...lover of all things beautifully written...fan of the Chandler/Hammett tradition, but will read anything worth my time. Currently sitting on a 300-page manuscript which I want to burn but family won't let me...interested in meeting other writers and fans of fiction.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Walter Mosley, Lee Child, Ian Fleming, Robert B Parker, James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, Vince Flynn..."Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies", "Authentically Black"
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
24, Casino Royale, From Russia w/ Love, Love Actually, 300, 1408, The Big Lebowski, Bullitt, and many I can't remember right now

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At 8:07am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi R Broome , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. 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 5:37am on August 10, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Don't burn it, just work on it. Put it away for a week; take a vacation and come back and revise. When you are ready and if you want an agent, check out www.agentquery.com. You'll make it!
Or you can do it yourself.
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my page here on crimespace.
At 9:04am on July 22, 2007, Alan Cook said…
Hi R,

I have at least 5 copies of my new book, HONEYMOON FOR THREE, to give away to Crimespace members. Let me know if you are interested. I will need addresses of the winners. My email address is alcook@sprintmail.com.
At 12:39pm on July 10, 2007, Marta Stephens said…
"... transplanting its organs into a brand new story! Wish me luck!"

Hmm sounds familiar. I have one book that I don't know that I'll ever be able to do anything with so I've chopped the good parts and inserted them into my other novels. :) Works for me. Good luck!
At 10:03am on July 4, 2007, Marta Stephens said…
Don't do it "R!" Don't burn that MS. There is hope after edits. Welcome!
At 5:42pm on June 28, 2007, Dennis Venter said…
Welcome to Crimespace, R - can I call you R?

Originally from Barbados? I would so love to visit there - I was saving up to travel to the islandsfor the cricket World Cup this year, then baby no. 2 decided to pop into existence and that was that.

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