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About Me:
I'm an avid reader, and have been a regular contributor to the crime fiction reviews on January Magazine for several years. I recently got my Washington State private investigator's certification, but I am not yet officially licensed as a PI.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Authors: Michael Connelly, Abigail Padgett, Craig Johnson, Ridley Pearson, Carol O'Connell.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Nero Wolfe TV series, Maigret TV series with Michael Gambon, etc.

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At 7:42am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Karen, 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.

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 2:18am on December 11, 2007, Morgan Hunt said…
Hear that sigh of relief? I was afraid I might be the last female Kinky Friedman fan on the planet. :) I'm scheduling a Northwest book tour through Eugene, Portland and Seattle for January. (What better to do than read when it rains?) Perhaps we'll see each other.
At 10:31am on October 24, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Karen;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 www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
At 10:16am on October 6, 2007, Michael W. Sherer said…
Thanks for the e-vite. Cheers!
At 6:19am on October 6, 2007, Karen Anderson said…
Just got my certification as a Washington State PI. (Won't be licensed until I join an agency, tho.) What I did learn in the training: Most of what PIs do in novels would cost them their licenses.
At 10:23am on October 1, 2007, Linda L. Richards said…
Thanks, Karen. David is *still* the best!
At 1:13pm on August 5, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
I'll let you know when the book is available and look forward to your coming to NOLA....we can go to a great restuarant - my treat.
Thanks......stay in touch writing back and forth...and your welcome to contact me at my email lynlejeune@cox.net. The NOLA book fair is Novelmber 10...
At 11:27am on August 5, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
U read January Magazine often, my source of the best reviews so thanks.
My book, The Beatitudes, Book I in The New Orleans Trilogy, will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. My blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com has excerpts, recipes, and news, and you can see the many prominent authors supporting me, such as Alafair Burke, Julie Smith, Ken Bruen, and many others. Hope you let me be your friend. Lyn Lejeune.
At 12:19pm on August 1, 2007, Karen Anderson said…
Mt. Rainier is here to keep us humble. Some of us climb it. Some of us try to climb it. A few times a year it devours someone you know, but no one seems to get very upset about that. It's almost as if our community is making ritual sacrifices to a volcano. Except it's a glacier... The volcano is just down the road a bit.
At 10:07am on August 1, 2007, Alan Cook said…
Sorry, Karen. I didn't mean to badmouth Seattle. I loved the Space Needle. But I don't think I've ever actually seen Mt. Rainier. Does it really exist?

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