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At 11:40pm on August 1, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Jess, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. 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 9:19am on November 2, 2008, Susan said…
Hi Jess, happy to be your new friend. You're just a hop skip and a jump from N'Awlins, right? I've lived here 8 years after relocating from Boston. My first crime thriller just came out, Absolution, set in New Orleans. You can check it out at my website if you like, along with some neat bios of terrific women instrumentalists (I'm a trumpet player and music historian). The website is at

Eek, hope I added the link correctly ...

At 3:38pm on November 9, 2007, Jackie Tritt said…
I like your philosophy, Jess. Don't let anyone talk you out of what you want to do again - that agent sounds like he was just too lazy to take you on.

At 1:54pm on October 31, 2007, Rose Mercer said…
Tks Jess, well, DownUnder we spell embarrassed with two of everything... LOL. Tks for your greeting. I'm working on getting the outline/flow of my novel right now - as DADavenport says (she's a great friend) it's very difficult. Whatever possessed us to try? Hmm.... :)
At 10:52am on October 31, 2007, Peg Brantley said…
What I like about Dorothy L (yeah, there's wisdom, but you've got to separate if it from the egotistic chaff from time to time) is the information I can get from READERS. Some of those people are prolific readers (I've decided that's all they do) and to learn what they like and they don't? Wonderful information.

Soaking is a good thing.

At 10:13pm on October 30, 2007, Rose Mercer said…
Hi Jess, tks for the invitation. I am such a newby at this I have no idea what we do next :)
At 1:50pm on October 29, 2007, Misa Ramirez said…
Hi there,

My first friend on Crimespace (or any community site!). How fun. I have family in Texas (brother's in Denton) and love it there. Thanks for welcoming me. =)
At 8:53am on October 25, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Thanks for asking to be my friend. Since you are from Texas, I am going to be a Head Queen at the Pulpwood Queen and Beauty and the Bookclub extravaganza in January in Jefferson, Texas. Will cook Cajun for 60 media types. My book, The Beatitudes, is getting 5 starred reviews, and available at Amazon.
Read excerpts at Lyn leJeune.
At 8:45am on October 25, 2007, Sarah Baker said…
Thank you, Jess. I'll let you know for sure. It's always nice to actually have books to sign!

At 8:32am on October 25, 2007, Sarah Baker said…
Thank you for the invite, Jess. I can't wait to get back to LC and the Beaumont area. Gotta plan a book signing soon...

At 10:29pm on October 24, 2007, L. A. Starks said…
Good luck with your writing. LAS
At 11:33am on October 24, 2007, Peg Brantley said…
Well, there you are! Isn't it sweet when we find each other all over the planet?

And you mention Dorothy Sayers. Are you by chance a member of Dorothy L as well?

I love how the internet continues to shrink our world.

So good to see you here!
At 10:05am on October 24, 2007, Brandt Dodson said…
Hi Jess,
Glad to see you on Crime Space. I like your page here.
Keep in touch and let me know how you're doing from time to time.
At 9:14am on October 24, 2007, Jess said…
You can try. When did you send it? Why don't you go to the paper online and email the Life Editor. That might be your best bet. Life Editor is Pamela Seal. If you want to call her it's 337-494-4065 but you might find her email address if you have the patience to search. :)
At 9:07am on October 24, 2007, Robin Caroll said…
I was hoping they would. Wonder if I could check the paper online without subscribing.
At 8:38am on October 24, 2007, Robin Caroll said…
I've been thrilled with how well Bayou Justice has been doing! :D Sent my press release to the Lake Charles paper.....wonder if they ever ran a part of it? hmmm
At 7:55am on October 24, 2007, Linda L. Richards said…
Welcome, Jess!

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