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About Me:
Just quit the day job and launched an e-commerce business so that I could commit to writing a book this year. I am projecting finishing the first draft in the middle of December and after I rewrite it, fix it, and tweak it I will see if the crazy voices in my head telling to take a chance and write a book were my friends or enemies.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Jonathan Lethem, especially Motherless Brooklyn
Cormac McCarthy when I feel like being challenged
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
George Pelcanos, all of his work
Bret Easton Ellis, the first two thirds of American Psycho, then it was just too violent.
David Long, The Falling Boy
Richard Price, Clockers
Arturo Perez Reverte, The Queen of the South
Raymond Chandler
Diana Galbadon
Dennis Lehane
Carl Hiaasen
Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, cant believe this is the last season for the show.
Anything by the Coen brothers
The Dancer Upstairs
The Office

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At 11:42pm on August 1, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Mark, 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.

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