Hi Louisa, 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.
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!"
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.
It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad things are going well for you and your new puppy sounds delightful. I have five dogs now, all rescues, and we did have six until recently but had to rehome one. Thanks for the kind words about my writing. Believe it or not I've even branched inot kids books, and my dogs have a lot to do with that. Take a look at http://harry-porter.webs.com
Harry is the name I'm writing my kids books under.
Anyway, once again it's really wonderful to hear from you. Please keep in touch.
OMG---This is so exciting to hear. And thanks for taking the time to let me know. Now I'll be nervous about what you think. LOL If you get a chance and feel like it, I'm taking pics of friends reading my book and posting to a slide show on MySpace. Let me know if you feel creative and I'll send you my email (although you may already have it). I'd love to post your pic there too. It would be special.
I'm glad my deduction was correct, just call me Sherlock! I'm afraid I don't recognise the names you gave me, I left the RAF back in the 70s, finishing my time at Finningley. I was never stationed in Germany. My postings included Hereford, Little Rissingotn, Aberporth and Scampton.
You have a fine collections of feathered friends. I'm sure they keep you amused and entertained. I once owned two cockatiels.
Snow eh? Where in the US is Eagle River? I would think the far north at a guess. Our kids would love snow for Christmas, I'd rather have the sun! I'm sure your daughter will love shovelling the white stuff, hehe.
I spent all day yesterday working with my graphic artist friend in preparing a proposed cover for my forthcoming Rain Books novel, 'Glastonbury'. The man is a genius, an did the covers yo see on my site, and he came up with a great design which I now hope Rain will accept.
It's very cold here today with a heavy frost, (but no snow). We are going shopping for a few stockinig fillers for the girls today.
By the way, I love your bear story. I can't compete with that but I did once enjoy a drink in a local hotel with none other than that bear of an actor Oliver Reed!
Good wishes to you and all your family in snowy Eagle River
what a small world. Were you or your husband in the USAF by any chance? I only ask because there were some USAF bases in Suffolk during my time in the RAF. As for the pics, yes, they're our little pack of rescue dogs, all previouly abused one way or another. Tilly, the one in my main picture, is my constant companion and I joke that when I'm writing she is my 'assistant', never leaving my side until I get up from the computer. I'm sorry you lost your beautiful dog. My sister had a red setter called Copper who she lost a few years ago. He was a lovely dog too.I hope you'll enjoy 'A Study in Red' if you do obtain a copy on its release. I was really pleased with the advance review. I'm currently working on some extras that my publisher wants for 'Glastonbury' after which I'll be completing the final few chapters of my latest work, 'Pestilence'.It's really good to hear from you and I do hoep to hear from you in the future.
Marcy, Greetings: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
A-ha! You're an insider. :) Everyone is getting excited about the con now. It is just about upon us. I'm looking forward to some kick-back time to meet the Alaska crew. All my friends who have been to AK say they want to move there. Can't wait to see for myself.
Aye, Lassie! With your Da a Cherokee-Scot (Furlqualrson), and mine a Lakota-Scott (McKinnon) and my Ma a Christy like you (Furqualrson), we are cousins for sure. Pure! I ken' at! (It's true, I know it!)
(Druid culture had an animal as keeper of each emotion. The newt was the keeper of love. It's a running gag in the family to name boys "Newton Love." It goes way back!)
Dana might be into the whole whip thang, who knows?
Did I ever tell you I manned (or womaned) Yentna Station for the Iditaski Race--checking for mandatory gear and hypothermia?
Simon will be late and won't make the first panel, but he's a sweetie and he'll be on our Bad Boys, Dirty Girls panel...plus he's speaking at one of the remote schools. He's a real trooper.
And believe me, I didn't forget about drinks afterwards. I've got a dinner with local friends at Petroleum Club though. We haven't set a formal time for that, but I thought we'd meet for drinks right after the speaking gig--like 4ish. Or make a rumrunners or Darwin's run shortly after. And I'll have my husband with me if that's OK. Let me know if you have flex on that. Rhodi and Kelli are supposed to come with me for dinner too.
OMG Marcy---How cool are you, little Ms Eagle River? So glad to see you here on Crimespace and thanks for adding me. I can't wait to meet you in Alaska at BCon. I've had a few mad mambas with Moose. We'll have to compare Alaska stories.
Your list of authors is similar to mine but I got to know: Do you find yourself absolutely absorbed by one author, and not content to rest until you read everything he/she/they have/has written? I'm going through such a phase with the Preston/Child novels and last year, went through such a phase with James D. Doss and was wondering if anyone else is similarly obsessive.
Your last name... is that Christy, the sept of the Scottish Clan Furlquarlson? If so, we are related on my mother's side. On my dad's side, we are a sept of McKinnon. The American Indian is on my Dad's side too.
The video made me laugh so hard I haven't recovered yet and have to stop typing periodically to wipe my eyes. Wish I'd had that when I was teaching English to sophomores, although it probably would have lost me the job.