Lawrence Kelter
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Hauppauge, NY
About Me:
A resident New Yorker, I often uses Manhattan and Long Island as backdrops for his stories. He has published two novels featuring street savvy NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice: Don’t Close Your Eyes (2005), and Ransom Beach (2008). BookWire Review wrote of the character, “Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.” He has also published an international thriller entitled By Executive Order (2001). Early in his writing career he received support from best selling novelist, Nelson DeMille, who reviewed his work, and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing on his first novel. DeMille said of Kelter, “Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.” He was also a member of a private writer’s group hosted by soap opera legend and former AFTRA president, Ann Loring. His novels are quick paced, and routinely feature twist endings. He is also a screenwriter, who was honored for finishing in the top tier of The Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for his screenplay Final Dignity (2001). He is currently working on several writing projects including the next Stephanie Chalice thriller. For more info take a peek at
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Books And Authors I Like:
The Gold Coast, Red Dragon (in my humble opinion superior to The Silence of The Lambs), Dracula, No Second Chance, The Winner. I could go on for ever, but those are the top five.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
South Park, Pimp My Ride, Two & a Half Men, The Simpsons, Family Guy (All high quality, intellectual entertainment), Criminal Minds, SVU, or is it SUV—I can never remember. Grey’s Anatomy, Man Vs. Wild, Big Bang Theory.

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Chalice is back

Hi All, RANSOM BEACH, the latest release in the Stephanie Chalice thriller series is now available for immediate shipping from Amazon. If you have a little time, please cruise my website ( You can preview the first two chapters and is you're so can click on the RANSOM BEACH icon and it'll take you right over to Amazon. Hope you'll take a look.

NYPD’s street savvy detective Stephanie Chalice is back and not a minute too soon. Her newest nemesis is… Continue

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 6:06am — 1 Comment


Hey there: for any of you with a half hour to spare and an extra half a buck in your pocket, Judgment, my new short story is in the top 10 on Amazon Shorts in the mystery category. It can be downloaded by going to:

A read & review would be greatly appreciated. You can post your reviews right on Amazon.

Also, Ransom Beach, my next novel in the…

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 1:28pm


Because of the writer's strike, insomniacs are now forced to watch reruns of Letterman that weren't interesting enough to watch when they were originally aired.

Posted on December 21, 2007 at 3:03pm

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At 8:30pm on July 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Lawerence, 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 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 10:55am on October 30, 2008, Linda Frank said…
Hi, I just finished Ranson Beach. WOW!! What a great book. I love Stephanie and Lido. This was a really exciting book and what an ending, I didn't see that coming. Good job!!!!!!!! Linda
At 12:20am on October 29, 2008, Miss Mae said…
Thank you for adding me as your friend!

At 11:34am on October 24, 2008, Linda Frank said…
Hi Lawrence, I just received your book Ransom Beach. I'll read it and let you know what I think. Take care Linda and The Rose
At 7:55am on October 15, 2008, JILLIAN ALEXIS said…
Hi Lawrence. It was very nice to hear from you. Stay well and write often...Hugz...Jillian
At 2:23pm on October 13, 2008, Laurie B said…
I grew up in LI. Moved to FL, then to Boston, and on to CA! I've been here 12 years and will never leave. It's heaven.
I live in N. CA not near LA. I've been down there to visit, but don't know if I can answer any questions about the place.
At 11:42am on October 13, 2008, Lawrence Kelter said…
I am forever in your debt.
Have a great night.
Enjoy, and please let me know what you think.
At 11:25am on October 13, 2008, Deb said…
I just ordered Ransom Beach and Don't Close Your Eyes. I can't wait to read them!!!
At 11:00am on October 13, 2008, Deb said…
Thanks for the add. I tried to get Don't Close your Eyes but it's out of stock!! I'm going to order Ransom Beach, looks great!!!
At 9:43am on October 13, 2008, D.R. MacMaster said…
Thanks for the add.

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