Hi Douglas, 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.
There's more to Amanda than meets the eye. In fact, the whole book has that theme going for it. Re my novel, The Catalan Gambit, published in 2004, I was pleasently surprised when someone did a review of it over 3 1/2 years after it was published. If you have time, check it out at www.bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot.com. What is the publishing house you're affilated with doing these days?
I promise I will read the article as soon as I pass at least one exam (the first starting on February 5th and ending on February 8th). It's a miracle I even found time to take a look what's going on around here.... but that's all I'm doing for now.... just taking a look ;)
So when that mess is over I will gladly read it.
Hi Douglas, Thank you for welcoming me to Crimespace. I'm hoping to have more of my work published in the future. Just have to learn to balance my time, like everyone else. I look forward to reading your work. Happy 2008. SDF-C
Hi, Douglas! Thank you for your comments on my post about my parents. I appreciate your kind words and excellent advice to use my feelings in my writing. I would have thanked you earlier but I've been offline most of December to focus on family, the holidays and my writing. I now plan to check out your page and learn more about my new friend and fellow cat lover! Have a great evening!
Hi, Douglas, suspense is rising with the help of popular TV drama here. Some top suspense writers have become famous thanks to their works being adapted for such TV dramas that are later shown to the viewers
Hi, Douglas. Thanks for the invite. I'm a cat lover, too, so I was pleased to see your cat photos. I read all of the novel excerpts and reviews on your page, and I'm going to look for your books. It's good to hear from you.
Hi Douglas. I love Bones, I think it is a very unique and thoughtful insight into forensic anthropology. Kathy Reich has led an amazing life and I'm interested in all she does. Bare Bones is my favourite of her books.
I read up on the novels you've written and can't wait to read them. Thanks so much for connecting.
Hello Douglas, and thanks for the request. Thrillers and crime novels are big in Norway, as it is in almost any other western country, I think. In fact it's been popular for a long time, some even argue that the very first crime novel wasn't E.A. Poe's Murder in Rue Morgue, but a norwegian book written a couple of years before, The Murder of Machine Builder Rolfsen, by Maurits Hansen ... i think that's stretching it a bit, though. Poe did something else that was new. He used cold logic to investigate the crime, and created the first modern detective. - anyway. There are also good new scandinavian writers of crime. some predict that Norwegian Jo Nesbø is going to break internationally with "Redbreast," others talk about swede Stieg Larsson and the trilogi he wrote and didn't even get to see published before he suddenly died. All of them good crime stories. Check them out, if you can find them.
Thanks for adding me! Honestly, I haven't read Hannibal Rising yet. The movie came in the mail from Blockbuster before I had a chance to read it. I decided to wait a little while to read it, because I don't want the memories of the movie to conflict with the reading experience, as they always seem to do. I haven't read Black Sunday yet either. That's going to be one of the next ones I read. Anyway, I'll have to check out your books, too. Very soon. And, yes, I know that was an incomplete sentence.