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Mt. Sterling, KY
About Me:
I am a microbiology technician, but a forensic psychologist at heart! I am a vegetarian and try to do what I can to be environmentally sound. I love to read, especially crime and thriller books. I like fiction and non-fiction. I like all kinds of forensic shows and an occasional dash of Alton Brown!
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Books And Authors I Like:
James Patterson, Thomas Harris, Sue Grafton, Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling, Lillian Jackson Braun, Dean Koontz, Micheal Crichton, John Grisham

Currently reading The Last Templar
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Crossing Jordan, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, New Detectives, Forensic Files, Bones, House

Now for the movies: We're no Angels, Thelma and Louise, Benny and Joon, the Hannibal series, the Harry Potter series, Fight Club, Bone Collector, the Prophecy series, Amelie, and so many old classics that I can't possibly list them all!

I usually watch all movies that Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman and Ed Norton are in.
Just gimme a good book, a cat and a rainy day-I couldn't ask for more!

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At 4:31am on August 2, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Charlene, 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 1:46am on December 24, 2007, Elysabeth Eldering said…
Yes it is a small world. My daughter attends Chicola Baptist now but it's not her church since my father is an Orthodox Priest and I don't go to church much.

I take it the marriage is what took you to Kentucky? Do you still visit the area? Have family here? I'm around but hardly out and about since I work at home now. Hope you have a good day and a Merry Christmas - E :)
At 1:36am on December 24, 2007, Elysabeth Eldering said…
yes - I just don't like typing it all out - and not many people, even from South Carolina, really know where it is - E :)
At 1:26am on December 24, 2007, Elysabeth Eldering said…
No, not from Belton - I was raised an army brat and have lived in quite a few places. I moved from Columbia to HP in June of 1998 for a job transfer. My kids have pretty much grown up in this area since the youngest was only 3, almost 4, when I moved here and is now 13. My middle child was 5, almost 6, and my oldest was in 8th grade and is now in college.

The geography mystery series will hopefully be published on the 5-minute mystery site (which is to be up and running after the first of the year sometime) or just published to be used with the schools curricula - not sure - as they are working on contracts and all - but I'm working on the stories so hopefully by the middle of January, I'll have a little cache of them ready to go. My story in the anthology is a paranormal/ghost/love story too - so check it out - E :)
At 12:55am on December 24, 2007, Elysabeth Eldering said…
Wow - someone from Belton, that is unusual. I have lived here now for about 9-1/2 years - moved here for a job transfer originally. The only thing I have published right now is a short story in the SCWW anthology, The Petigru Review, which is available on or through the editor at a discount, I'm entering a story into the SC Fiction Project but it's a paranormal kind of love story. I have a YA fantasy I'm about to edit and expand out for possible publication. And my latest project is a geography mystery series where the states are actually the mystery - hopefully for publication in the schools and to supplement the curricula - I will keep everyone posted - E :)
At 6:32pm on December 3, 2007, Todd Robinson said…
Not bad. Thanks for being a partner in crime!
At 1:00pm on November 5, 2007, James K. Bashkin said…
Hi Charlene- Silent Spring is a good choice. We had paperback copy of Silent Spring in the house while I was growing up, and I looked through it a lot over the years. I would think that libraries and used bookstores would have it, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were still in print.

There are also some good websites on Rachel Carson. You may have seen the link at my website, where I wrote a brief note about the disinformation campaign being orchestrated by the "anti-environment" political camp. Kind of hard to believe that such a "camp" exists, but it does.

In case you haven't seen it, my environmental blog comments at and links to

I haven't written anything about crime, or any fiction, in a few weeks. I was sort of consumed by the environmental stuff, but the web can be a dangerous and insidious time sink, so I'm going to pull back a bit and take care of other things I need to do.

Take care, Jim

Best wishes, Jim
At 11:58am on October 7, 2007, James K. Bashkin said…
Hi Charlene- nice to see another scientist with environmental interests here at "Murder Central". I've been enjoyong the show "Damages" this year- can't wait for the next one. I look forward to sharing favorite books with you. SOme of mine are found on my crimespace page and some on my fiction blog. I also started an environmental blog last week, from the perspective of a chemist who has worked half his career in industry. It's a little different from the typical environmental perspective, and I hope it helps out the discussion. Best wishes, Jim
At 5:19am on September 29, 2007, Mark Terry said…
Hey, if you haven't see "Bones"--we missed it--iTunes lets you download it for free!
At 4:13am on September 25, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
I see you like "Bones." I think the new season premiers this week. Amazon tells me that people who buy my books also buy James Patterson and Dan Brown. Good company. I just posted a recent review of my current novel on my Crimespace Blog. Hope you'll check it out along with the other infomarion there.

Douglas Quinn

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