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At 2:53am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Tom , 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 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 2:10pm on March 10, 2009, Stephanie Padilla, said…
It's interesting, your fave movies and books...quite an eclectic mix..
At 5:25am on February 3, 2009, roger smith said…
Hi Tom, thanks for the response. Good to see Frederic Brown on your favorite list. The The Fabulous Clipjoint is a blast.
At 3:48pm on May 23, 2008, Chris Roerden said…
Hi Tom:
I reviewed your opening line from SHARDS in my chapter on show, don't tell, in DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques to Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.
Here's what I wrote as part of my advice to writers:
Keep your own emotions off the page. Show what your characters feel, as with this opening line from Shards, by Tom Piccirilli. "I would never hurt you," he said, taking me in his hand, and hurting me." Would the same content have the same impact if Piccirilli chose to tell you about this situation instead of using dialogue and action to show you?

I was delighted to find such a good example to use for this particular technique. BTW, Don't Murder Your Mystery is the 2006 Agatha Award winner for Best Nonfiction Book.
At 11:37am on March 31, 2008, A F Waddell said…

Yes, too bad about the pay - and some of the criteria for contributing . . .

At 6:48am on March 30, 2008, Sandra Ruttan said…
Hey Tom, good to see you here! I'm actually composing an e-mail to send to you shortly... yes, you should be very scared...
At 3:23am on March 30, 2008, Declan Burke said…
Hi Tom - Got your invite, cheers for that ... much obliged. I've been lurking around The Big Adios a lot lately, looking for an opportunity to jump in. I'm afraid Ray Banks might bite my ankles, though ... If you fancy doing a Q&A for Crime Always Pays, drop me a line at dbrodb(at) ... Cheers, Dec
At 2:48am on March 30, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Tom
Very impressive resume! You inspire me.
At 3:05pm on March 29, 2008, Dick Lochte said…
Good to see you here. Liked your story in A Prisoner of Memory.
At 11:05am on March 29, 2008, MysteryDawg said…
How wonderful to see you here. Now the question is: when will ever find time to write if you are on these boards?
At 11:58pm on March 28, 2008, Joseph Finder said…
Thanks for looking me up, Tom!
At 11:02pm on March 28, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Welcome aboard, Tom. Good to see you here.
At 6:55am on March 28, 2008, Harry Shannon said…
Hey, Tom! Another way to avoid writing!
At 6:02am on March 28, 2008, Kent Gowran said…
Good to see you here, Pic!
At 5:25am on March 28, 2008, Craig Clarke said…
Hey, Tom, good to see you.
At 4:59am on March 28, 2008, A F Waddell said…
Hey dude, we were in an antho together. Darn shame about Carroll and Graf and Thunders Mouth.

Keep up the good work.

At 4:52am on March 28, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the add ad welcome to Crimescape, I'me really glad I was introduced to it. I'm hoping to visit NY next year so I hope the crime reading community is welcomes Brits like me! Well done with your books - 20 - WOW! And good luck with your future projects too, all the best, Alison

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