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At 2:52am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Rich, 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 9:31am on June 26, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
Rich,
Did you ever think about doing a humorous book based on jokes about, or centered on Peoria? Clearly there's a market, in that everyone relates (demographically) to Peoria whether they've been there or not?
At 12:22pm on March 28, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Welcome, Rich. Dabble away ;-)
At 10:57am on March 28, 2008, Eileen Hawkins said…
Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. And don't forget to tip your waiter.

(Women always have to have the last word.)
At 10:31am on March 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
I'll have to check out both. I'm a fiction editor as well as a novelist, and I'm currently working through a sci-fi manuscript. It's been great exposure and is making me look at other genres besides mystery/crime/thriller.
( and I have tattoos but they're girley ...)
At 10:29am on March 28, 2008, Deirdre said…
My niece has winnie the pooh on her big toe. Its cute.
I worry about the spiritual connotations. I've read some creepy stories about evil spirits being attached to them.
At 10:24am on March 28, 2008, Patrick Balester said…
Thanks Rich,
Lovecraft's a cool character, and anyone who thinks so is pretty cool too. I'll be sure to check out your web page. Some of your favorites I'm familar with, a couple are new to me.
At 10:14am on March 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Rich
I've never heard of Lovecraft, nor have I read Clive Barker or any of your favorite authors (except Stephen King, who is the first I author I feel in love with), but I thought I would say hello anyway. And good luck with your writing.
At 10:01am on March 28, 2008, Deirdre said…
I'm not usually impressed with tattoos, but that one looks pretty neat. Its excellent for the imagination.
At 9:56am on March 28, 2008, Eileen Hawkins said…
Your welcome. I generally try to be a-musing. And now, no doubt I will be pun-ished.
At 9:03am on March 28, 2008, Eileen Hawkins said…
Of course, David, you know that Hel, one L, was the Norse goddess of the earth.Sadly, I have no fear of Hel, I've already been there.
At 9:00am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
At least Peoria sounds as it should sound. Not like Cairo, IL, which is KAY-ROH, or Versailles, IN, which is VER-SAYLES, or Russiaville, IN, which is ROOSHA-VUL. To locals, as per The Wire, Baltimore.MD, is BALLAMUR. Go figure.
At 8:43am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
Good riposte. There was a film several years back called Leaving Normal with Meg Tilly. And there is a bus in Norway that will take you to Hell and back.
At 8:14am on March 28, 2008, Eileen Hawkins said…
If you don't take that first line David gave you and at least use it in the Bulwer-Lytton contest, I will. But I guess David owns it.

http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
At 7:12am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
As far as I know, you're the only member from Peoria, but that doesn't necessarily make you average or normal. These days, you have to work hard to earn those ignominious distinctions. Imagine a novel. Murder in Peoria. First line: "It was an average murder, in the most perjorative and aggravating sense of that word, but it was by no means a normal killing." And so on.

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