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At 4:38am on August 18, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Silvia, 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 3:22am on September 25, 2008, Lee Martin said…
Hi Silvia,
Welcome to Crime Space. My name is Lee Martin, a retired Forensic Crime Scene Investigator. I too am from a suburb of Chicago. Ever heard of Dolton? It's South of Chicago near Calumet City, Holland, Riverdale and so on. My book, "Just Another Case" is about some of the cases I have worked but with a twist you might like...........the ghost/spirit of one of my suicide victims contacts me and comes and goes throughout the book, giving me a helping hand. Anyway, again welcome to Crime Space. My email is
At 8:13am on October 24, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Silvia Foti, 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 Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
At 7:50am on August 20, 2007, Sandra Balzo said…
Hi, Silvia--great to see you here. As for procrastinating, it seems like I'm capable of doing it because of kids in COLLEGE even. It never ends!!
At 12:23am on August 20, 2007, Maryann Mercer said…
Aren't mystery writers shadowy figures??? :o) Actually I have a picture, just need to get it on the page. I'm SO computer savvy! Sounds as though the Mystery Weekend was wonderful...I have to miss the St. Louis forensics one as well. My bank is merging and my weekends aren't my own until December! (Of course I could be totally unemployed by then :o) and writing my head off!)
At 9:06am on August 17, 2007, Silvia Foti said…

Lithuanians and Poles fight over St. Casimir in particular. In The Diva's Fool, St. Casimir plays a prominent role. That is cool about your mom being a geneologist...

Dave! So nice to "see" you again. We did have an awesome time. I also had a great start on my next mystery novel, and was able to keep up the momentum afterwards. I would highly recommend Sisters in Crime The Mystery Weekend, a writers retreat for mystery writers to anyone serious about getting their mystery writing done. I was also able to use the chapel found at the Cabrini Retreat Center, the retreat's location, as a setting in my upcoming novel based on the tarot card's Magician, extra bonus :-)
At 1:38pm on August 16, 2007, J. D. Webb said…
Hey, from a fellow Sinc member. Had a great time at the Mystery Weekend. Good to see you here.
At 11:09am on August 15, 2007, Kelli Stanley said…
Thanks, Silvia! Yeah, I think Chi has more Poles than Warsaw, or used to, anyway.

It's a funny thing--my mom is an amateur genealogist--sometimes some of our ancestors are considered Lithuanian, sometimes Polish--all because of that disputed border. She grew up in Harvey, on the south side.

I get to Chicago whenever I can--though I'm still in mourning for State street, Marshall Field's, and Carson's. It would be great to see you at Love is Murder!

At 12:18pm on August 14, 2007, Silvia Foti said…
Hi Kelli,

What part of Chicago? I live by Midway Airport...I think there are more Polish people here than in Poland, if that's possible :-) I hope you can make it to the Windy City for our Love Is Murder conference always the first weekend in February.
At 12:13pm on August 14, 2007, Kelli Stanley said…
Hi, Silvia! I'm very intrigued by the tarot theme of your books ... and I've got to add that my mom grew up on the south side of Chicago, too (she's Polish).

I love the Windy City, and I'll be there in January, when it's at its windiest!

Take care,

At 11:51am on August 14, 2007, Silvia Foti said…

Lyn, I do have a website... Your book sounds interesting, as well. I love New Orleans. The Beatitudes sounds Catholic ... is there such a theme in your book?

David, I'm so impressed you were able to put your daughters through college from the proceeds of your novels! Anyone who can make a living from their creative writing earns my respect!

It was so great to see you at the last meeting, as well! We are a rambunctious bunch, aren't we? But dedicated and I love that about us!
At 12:09pm on August 13, 2007, David L. Hoof said…
Believe it of not, Chicago novel's Sight Unseen, Blind Man's Bluff and BLind Rage put my daughters through college, one at the U of C, no less. Love Chicago and am looking for more stories there.

At 10:08am on August 13, 2007, Barbara Fister said…
Hi, Sylvia - I enjoyed meeting you at the SinC meeting and getting to see how much work goes into all that you guys do for the chapter. Wow!

Hope you enjoy it here at Crimespace.
At 10:56am on August 12, 2007, JackBludis said…
Diva's fool ... a lot of guys have fallen into that category.

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