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At 3:48am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Margaret, 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 11:32am on May 15, 2008, Lee Charles Kelley said…
Hi Margaret,
As a dog lover you might like my series of dog-related mysteries, featuring an ex-NYPD homicide detective who takes early retirement to run a boarding and training kennel in Maine.
His desire to get away from crime fighting changes when he falls in love with a local part-time medical examiner...
At 3:49am on April 26, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Other people have told me that the book disappears. One couple I know got into a serious disagreement about who got to finish it first. It will resurface. It's a fast read.
At 6:02pm on March 27, 2008, carole gill said…
SEVEN?!!! wow! you must have a lot of space. we do--but not acres. but if we did, I bet I'd have kept them all. I still can't get over your doggie. Yours and mine would play all day I'm sure. By the way, I work in the kitchen and Indy likes to sit either directly in front of my laptop or ON it! seriously! all the best.
At 12:00am on March 27, 2008, carole gill said…
Your doggie! OMG! absolutely adorable. Dressed to go anywhere. What a posh pooch!
At 4:09am on March 26, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
I love Wolves too. I also have an aversion to creditors, have plenty of my own so can't help with those. Puccini is great, a real character by the looks of him. Great to hear from you Margaret. I'd suggest 'A Study in Red' if you want one of my books. I'm afradi I've just heard that Rain Publishing are closing, so Galstonbury won't be appearing as planned until I find a new publisher for it,.

At 2:58pm on March 23, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Margaret
Your list reminded me that I'd forgotten to put Michael Palmer on mine. And I'm with you on TV. The writers strike convinced me I'm fine without it.
And I'm a compulsive editor too. It sometimes ruins my pleasure in reading.
At 2:04pm on March 23, 2008, Mari Sloan said…
Hey~! I see you're having fun here! My cat is still bigger than your dog but that is without the noise factor. I've heard your babies over the phone. :-)
At 8:40am on March 19, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Margaret,

Glad you couldn't resist Tilly. She's my 'assistant' and never leaves my side while I'm working. she's a 4 year old crossbreed terrier who's a whiz at Search & Rescue work, Flyball and best of all she's an 'expert' in the Agility Ring. Not bad for a little dog who was abandoned and ledt out to freeze to death before being rescued and coming to live with us eh? All 4 of our dogs are rescue dogs, and all could tell a harrowing tale or two about their previous lives. Your dog looks really cute. What's his/her name? It's good to know you and have you as a friend. Hope you enjoy browsing my page. Maybe one day one of my books might grab you and save you from reading the information on the medecine bottles. (Not good for your eyes, all that small print).

I'll loook forward to hearing from you again, I hope.

Best regards

At 4:15am on March 19, 2008, shirley dicks said…
Hi Margaret, good to meet someone as old as I am around here.....the years fly by. My email address is send me an email....I'd love to include you in my book, There IS Life After's almost finished....

I just had a traier done for my latest book, A Mothers Torment and hope it helps in the sales. If it does, I'll have one done for the other books I have.....I think it came out pretty good and they did a good job with it. It's on this site and also on Let me know what you think of it if you get to see it. Shirley
At 8:19am on March 12, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Margaret,

I see my friend Lutz is already on your list. he's a great guy.

I love your dog, and being a dog lover myself (we have 4), I couldn't resist contacting you.

At 3:18am on February 28, 2008, Morgan Mandel said…
My dog would never allow me to dress her up. She'd rather freeze in below zero temperature rather than get something slipped onto her.
And we've had lots of frigid weather this winter!
Morgan Mandel
At 1:56pm on February 27, 2008, L. A. Starks said…
Oh wonderful. Let me know what you think. LAS
At 11:00am on February 27, 2008, Lee Lofland said…
Hi Margaret. You can find my book in all the usual places. It's available in Barnes and Noble, Borders, Book-A-Million, etc. You can also order it from Amazon and the other online outlets as well as from The Writers Digest Book Club.

Let me know if you have trouble finding it.
At 8:25am on February 25, 2008, Mari Sloan said…
Isn't this a great site, Peggy? This is the first picture I've seen of one of your pups. SUCH a cutie!!!! You can tell he is a Florida dog!

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