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At 8:18am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Joan , 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 4:14pm on June 11, 2009, Arthur said…
Hello Joan

I'm new here. A young lady by the name of Krystal Waters invited me to crimespace. I write poetry, mostly freestyle and what ever comes to mind at the moment of where and what ever I'm doing. I love to write. I don't know what I would if they too the pen and note book away from all of us.

Anyway, making my rounds here and there. Stop by when you can Joan Conwell and all your friends.

Arthur Henn
At 2:37am on April 25, 2008, Barton Hewett said…
Hi, I tried to check you blog, but got a message that it has been removed. Thought you might like to know.
Regards, Barton
At 1:37am on April 22, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy The Sex Club.
At 11:40am on April 21, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Joan
Interesting collections of favorite authors. You don't often see Kafka and Gerritsen in the same list.
Good luck with your writing.
At 10:54am on March 30, 2008, Luis said…
Hi Joan, thanks for accepting my invite! I am interested in seeing how your thriller is (assuming it is) by any one, some, or all of the authors you've listed as ones that you like.
At 6:01am on December 6, 2007, Olav Guldbrandsen said…
Thanks, hope your book works out for you. You seem to be over the worst bumps in the road. - As it happens, your description of life in crimey-norway is not so far off. If you had thrown in some berserk vikings and a snowed down santa claus, you'd really hit the mark:-)
At 9:50am on December 5, 2007, Olav Guldbrandsen said…
Sure, grateful for the answer. I liked your list of reading pleasure. Please get back to me with news of that thriller of yours.
At 7:02am on August 28, 2007, Timothy Hallinan said…
Hi, Joan, and thanks for the nice words about the reincarnation blog. I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I was writing it, but it's nice to know someone else was interested, too. By the way, this blog also appears on my own website, and I've had two letters of protest from people who (a) think China can't do anything wrong, ever, and (b) have no sense of humor whatsoever. Maybe I'll put up a couple of those notes and my replies in the next few days.
At 3:20pm on August 27, 2007, Timothy Hallinan said…
Hi, Joan -- Boy, are you on the nose in your blog. We all have to write what we want to write, and do it the best we can, and that's all we can do.

There may be writers who can sustain the interest and energy necessary to do 100,000 words on an idea that doesn't really mean much to them, but I'm not one of them. And I'm not sure I'd like to be.
At 9:21am on August 21, 2007, Gemma Halliday said…
Thanks, Joan! Great to meet you!

At 5:20am on August 21, 2007, Kevin Allman said…
Hi, Joan - thanks for adding me.

Good luck with your goals!
At 11:30am on August 20, 2007, Joan Conwell said…
Sorry about that, Eric. Thanks so much for the contact. I'm going to get in touch with Olga. I'll let you know how it works out.
At 4:45am on August 15, 2007, Eric Stone said…
Hmmm, even the message I tried to send you through Crimespace - the private one - got bounced back to me. So, here it is on your comments page. (Everyone else, please ignore this.)

I just heard from a friend of mine who is an actress in NYC. She's Czech, but has a Russian friend who she thinks might be of some use. Here's the contact information:

Tell her that you got her name and email from Dana Krizova. The woman is named Olga Kosheleva and her email is

Unfortunately I have no idea what she does or how useful she might be or not. All I know is that Dana said: "She is really nice girl and I am sure she could help." I've still got one email out in search of a journalist for you.

At 6:49am on August 10, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Keep writing, is all I can say. It is my joy and I turned it to go purpose. My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my page here on crimespace.
At 2:38pm on August 9, 2007, J.D. Rhoades said…
Draft House reunion next time you're in Raleigh?

You betcha.
At 10:08am on August 9, 2007, J.D. Rhoades said…
S'up, homegirl?
At 5:14am on July 31, 2007, Jeannie Holmes said…
I loved ThrillerFest! I'm already making plans to go back next year, so maybe we'll see each other there. :)

J. K.
At 3:17am on July 29, 2007, Cara Black said…
thanks for the cool you're writing a thriller
At 3:13am on July 29, 2007, Eric Stone said…
Hi Joan, no, thank you. I hope you manage your trip to Russia, it's a place I've long wanted to go. I was going to go to Vladivostok for research for my first thriller - The Living Room of the Dead - but then life in the form of my mother getting cancer and me having to help take care of her reared its ugly head and I couldn't. It ended up being a huge, from afar, research job and I think it worked out pretty good, but I'd have much rather gone. Unfortunately I don't know anyone there at the moment.

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