was released on April 23, 2007, but the creation of this book and its diverse set of characters go back to a fall afternoon in 2004. That was the day I wrote The Black Pearl.
It will now be the second book in the Sam Harper Crime Mysteries series. Although I’ve changed the story line considerably, the idea for that book was sparked by a tale of a cursed ring my mother once told me when I was eight. It will be released in late 2008.
I wrote The Black Pearl
and book three but needed a third story to complete the series, however, instead of moving forward in time, I decided to show the beginning. I felt there was much more to this character than catching criminals and wanted the reader to understand who Homicide Detective Sam Harper is and what drives him. Silenced Cry
is a detective murder mystery with enough police procedures, investigative work, and bad guys to make even the pickiest mystery lovers happy, (or so I'm told). You’ll find all the reviews on my website, listed under The Body of Evidence
. But reviews aside, this book is a story about the events, disappointments, and successes that transform the character, Sam Harper, into the man who emerges in the final pages of Silenced Cry
My only hope is that the reader will find this book entertaining and will be drawn to follow the series. Other places where I hang out: www.martastephens-author.com http://mstephens-musings.blogspot.com/ Murder by 4