Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Meet Pamela Dumond and her 21st Century Courtesan Series #Giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 12 comments

I'm a 21st CENTURY COURTESAN. I'm down to my last four clients. One wants to play me. One wants to buy me. One wants to marry me. And one wants to murder me. Will I get out in time...
Please welcome Pamela DuMond and her latest brilliant creation. And she has a little something for one lucky reader
21st CENTURY COURTESAN is a sexy, dark, addictive series filled with love, lust, family loyalty, deceit, revenge, and all the sweet little things in life worth killing for... 

Dear Readers of the talented, sweet, lovely Sue Berger aka Susan B James:
I used to write light and sweet with a side of snarky. Then I wrote angsty and sweet with a side of snarky. Welcome to Writing Version 3.0 -- bruised and battered with a side of heartbreak.
21st Century Courtesan is a story about a girl who survives a tough childhood where (NO SPOILERS) the people she loved were broken. Evie is empathic – she can feel in her own body what others feel in theirs. She suppresses her natural ability for years until she takes a job as a high-end escort. She uses her empathic ability to heal the bruised and battered souls of billionaires who lost their mojo, lost the spark that made them great.
Evie helps each man track down the bitter belief they bought into, the lie that made them second guess themselves and lose their power. Once the ugliness is revealed these men are smart enough to get back up and running. Return to ruling their worlds. Word spreads in small, elite circles, and suddenly Evie’s the ‘it girl. But success comes with a price -- one being the anonymous stalker who grows more resentful and violent with each passing day.
21st Century Courtesan series is Evie’s journey through broken hearts, broken bodies, and broken minds. The series consists of a prologue and four books named after the primary men in Evie’s life: TYCOON. PLAYER #1. MOVIE STAR #2. BELOVED #3 and HUSBAND #4.
Yes, there are cliff-hangers. Evie’s monogamous when she’s in a relationship so there is no cheating.  Yes, there’s a HEA at the end of book #4.  21st Century Courtesan is a bit of a wild ride, but IMHO, the journey’s worth it.

You can grab TYCOON – 21st Century Courtesan Prologue for FREE on all ebook platforms. Here’s the link on Amazon. TYCOON:21st Century Courtesan
Note from Sue. if you like the prologue, please leave a few words as a review on Amazon. Every review is a boon to an author. 
 Thanks for having me on the blog Sue! One of your lucky readers who comments and spreads the word can win a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate.
 XO
 Pamela (Writes a Dirty Book) DuMond
         You heard the lady. $5.00 Amazon Gift certificate. On behalf of my readers and me, thank you for being here.
DESCRIPTION
Beautiful, broken billionaires pay Ma Maison Agency ungodly sums of money to be with me so I can help them heal. 
The work is brutal enough but now someone's stalking me. I’ve made enough money to support my family and I'm getting the hell out. I’m down to my last four clients.
One wants to play me. One wants to buy me. One wants to marry me. And one wants to murder me. Will I get out in time...
PRAISE

"If Sierra Simone and Skye Warren had a book baby it would be PLAYER." USA TODAY Bestselling author Samanthe Beck

“…breath-taking, beautiful, and brilliant. A must-read…” USA Today bestselling author Maggie Marr 

“…original, suspenseful, mysterious, sexy, and dramatic… a captivating read.” Angela Hayes

“An addicting read… I was hooked pretty much instantly.” E. Walsh

“I am ADDICTED! If I could give this book more than five stars I would. I devoured it in less than 4 hours… I can't wait for the next installment.” Liz Vrchota

“…was completely enthralled and blown away by this book!” Vegas Daisy

“…she was a strong independent woman… she was covering up for things that had happened in her past.” Katie83

“…loved this novel and could not put it down… addictive.” M. Ratclif

“... These two were hot, hot, hot! Like, keep a tall glass of water, and a fan nearby, hot.” Liz Vrchota

“Player is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan series and what an amazing story it is.” Erica Wojdyla

“This book grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the last...” Ashleigh

Tycoon: 21st Century Courtesan Prologue Copyright © 2018 Pamela DuMond ~ All rights reserved.  Player: 21st Century Courtesan Book One Copyright © 2018 Pamela DuMond ~ All rights reserved.
And here's the promised giveaway. Happy reading, my friends.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Innocent Wife A Spicy Western Historical Romance Meet The Authors Plus Giveaway. ARC

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 3 comments
I invited Cici Cordelia over because The Innocent Wife, the latest romance in their Brides of Little Creede series released this month.
They sent me an ARC  This is the first book I've read in the Little Creede series. Generally, Western Romance isn't my thing, but I loved The Innocent Wife for the well-done plot, the cast of characters, and the historical accuracy, (I really love correct historical detail.) They have created a loveable, liveable world in Little Creede. Now I have to go back and read the first two. Five Stars. 

Now since this is a new release, Cici is giving away ARC's of the book to readers willing to leave a review. Why? More reviews equal better sales. The first book in the series, The Substitute Wife, has 122 reviews with an average 4.5-star rating. So this a wonderful deal for you. Cici, (Cheryl-Char) thank you for being here.
Hi, Susan. Thank you for having CiCi—alias Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko—over today to discuss her new release, The Innocent Wife, Book 3 in the Brides of Little Creede Series.

Some Backstory:
First, a little bit about the series and how it came about. Cheryl’s mother and aunt were talking about how her great-grandparents met, from way back. This sparked the idea for The Substitute Wife, Book 1 in the series. Now, she knew the hero was named Harrison, but her mother and aunt couldn’t remember the wife’s name and would get that to her later.
Char and Cheryl brainstormed and began the book, coming up with Retta for the heroine’s name. They were well into the plot when Cheryl’s aunt Crystal got back to her with the great-grandmother’s name. And yes, it was Retta, with even the same spelling.
Obviously this was a story that was meant to be told.
Unfortunately, even though Cheryl’s mother read the entire book as it was written, and loved it, she passed away a week before it was published. The Substitute Wife is dedicated to Cheryl’s mother, and will always hold a special place in her heart.
Then came Book 2, The Dance Hall Wife. Cheryl and Char had so much fun writing these two characters. Frank is bigger than life, and Cat is a woman who can more than take care of herself and doesn’t let Frank get away with being an ass. Though some of their readers found him a bit rough around the edges, he continues to be one of their favorite characters. Big and gruff, poor Frank can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth, though he has a heart of gold. He’s a true match for the strong-willed Catherine Purdue, who would never be satisfied with a weak man.
Book 3 in the series, The Innocent Wife, is a heartwarming tale of love, redemption, and family, with a good dose of danger and suspense. The heroine, Vivian, is the younger sister of Harrison and Frank, and has been sheltered and protected all her life. Joshua Lang is the sheriff with a dark past, who doesn’t believe he’s good enough for the innocent beauty. Vivian has other ideas on the matter and sets out to prove she’s more than the shy Miss her family perceives her to be.
The entire series is doing very well, and CiCi’s readers have asked Char and Cheryl to continue with the stories. So, even though originally envisioned as a trilogy, CiCi now has at least four more books planned, including a 2019 Christmas novella.


Research, Research, and More Research:
Probably the most Char and Cheryl has ever done regarding researching a book!
With historical fiction it’s a necessary thing. Even historical experts have to go dig up facts, and CiCi’s no expert on the past. The Internet, historical sites, Urban slang and Etymology dictionaries, sites on silver mining, 19th century food, clothing, tools, medical issues, sexual terminology . . . they’ve used it all. Char would find herself suspicious of clothing description and had to go dig. If Cheryl questioned a term, she’d start downloading sites. On and on it went, until the series was finished. They learned a lot, most of it very useful, some of it kind of odd . . . and all of it fun.
Reader enthusiasm for the series and its townsfolk has led to a clamoring for more of Little Creede. Char and Cheryl find they have plenty more stories to tell, and can’t wait to get started.
CiCi hopes everyone continues to read and enjoy The Brides of Little Creede Series.

In the Meantime:
 CiCi would love to share the gorgeous cover and link for The Innocent Wife, plus the blurb and an excerpt from Chapter One!


JOSHUA . . .
As the Sheriff of Little Creede, Joshua Lang has had his hands full more than once. Protecting his town from a criminal bent on destructive revenge. Keeping the peace when Little Creede grows too fast for its own good during the height of the silver mining boom. Trying to remember a certain beautiful, shy, and sheltered young woman is off-limits because she’s the baby sister of his two best friends.
VIVIAN . . .
For Vivian Carter, it’s not easy being the younger sister of the Carter brothers, two of the strongest, most honorable men she has ever known. But she’s a grown woman now, ready for a life—and love—of her own. In trying to assert her independence and claim her womanhood, she finds herself stymied by not only her brothers’ overbearing opinions, but the maddening habit Joshua Lang has, of pushing her away just as things between them start to get “interesting.”
THE SHERIFF AND THE VIRGIN . . .


Excerpt from The Innocent Wife:
Little Creede, Colorado
August,1881

Heat shimmered off the tin roof of the new jailhouse. With no breeze to speak of, the closer Sheriff Joshua Lang got to the front of the building and its overhanging portico, the more he sweated. He whipped off his hat and blotted his damp forehead. Time to open all three windows and pray for wind.
Fishing out the key from his pocket, he unlocked the heavy wooden door and stepped inside, placing the battered Stetson on a side table. Unclipping his double holster, he hung it on a nail embedded in the wall behind his desk and opened all the windows before he dropped into the lumpy old chair he swore he’d replace one of these days. Wasn’t going to be today, for certain. Or next week or even next month, judging by how busy he’d found himself lately.
His town was growing, and not always in a good way. Joshua had dreaded the day Little Creede started behaving like a boom town, and that day had most definitely arrived. As he scraped his damp hair off the back of his neck to help the cooling process along, he peered out the side window, eyeing the fancy new building across from Doc Sheaton’s office. From here, he could see the scrolled frontage and a corner of the sign with the lettering, ‘Gleason’s Gambling Galleria’ painted in bold red.
The structure had gone up pretty fast, with a grand opening occurring later in the month. According to the local rumor mill, its owner had come in on the mid-week stage from Silver Cache, stood seven feet tall, boasted orange hair, and had been seen only once outside the newly-painted Galleria. Joshua figured that wild of a physical description must’ve been exaggerated somewhat. He had to admit, though, he was damned curious.
Townsfolk saw welcome revenue coming from such a sprawling gamblers’ establishment, as well as trouble. It was Joshua’s job to see that the revenue outweighed the trouble.
His all-encompassing sweep of the main thoroughfare took in Loman’s Mercantile and Millie’s Milliners, nestled side by side and newly whitewashed, though Silas Loman would have to reapply the lime mixture within the year. For now, in the sun the buildings shone. A thrilled Betsey Loman had given her red-faced husband a big, smacking kiss of thanks right on the sidewalk in front of several folks who’d make sure to tease poor Silas for weeks. Probably months.
The Miner Stage House flanked the corner, its wide porch and polished rockers inviting a person to sit a spell and enjoy the day. From an upper open window Joshua caught a rich, womanly laugh that could only belong to Lucinda Carter, his best friends’ mother and the Stage House’s hostess-manager. An answering murmur, deep and rough, blended briefly and abruptly cut Lucinda off in mid-chuckle. Grinning widely, Joshua kicked back in his chair, clasping his hands behind his head.
Sounds like Dub’s getting himself a bit of afternoon delight. We should all be so lucky—
Then Joshua glanced beyond the Stage House, to the opposite corner where a short trail led to Little Creede’s schoolhouse. As if conjured out of his wishful thinking, the door swung open and Vivian Carter stepped out onto the stoop, dark hair shimmering in the late-afternoon sun, carrying a straw broom.
Speaking of trouble . . .
Petite and dainty, dressed in something yellow, the sight of Harrison and Frank Carter’s little sister always clutched deep within Joshua’s heart. As far as he was concerned, the girl was forever beyond his reach.
Too innocent. Too lovely. Too . . . endearingly virtuous. And young, by God. So young. In years as well as in life experiences. Sometimes Joshua felt a hundred years old instead of a birthday shy of thirty.
He swung his chair away from the window, determined to put thoughts of Vivian out of his mind. Easiest way to do that was to vacate his office, turn in the opposite direction, and go looking for some kind of rabble to squash.

The Brides of Little Creede Series Can Be Found On Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/BOLCSeries

You can find CiCi Here:
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/HeartfeltRomance

Individually:
Cheryl Yeko:
Website: https://cherylyeko.blogspot.com/ ‘Where Love Always Wins’

Char Chaffin:
Website:  https://charbchaffin.wordpress.com/ ‘Falling In Love is Only the Beginning’
Thank you for being here, CiCi. 
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Raeanne Thayne's The Cliff House Review and #giveaway Hardback copy

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 3 comments
RaeAnn Thayne's debut Women's fiction novel The Cliff House is out now and I have a hardback copy to give away.  I loved it. Here's my review. The Rafflecopter is at the bottom.

Three Women. Three Secrets. Three love stories twined together in a beautiful whole. 

The setting is Cape Sanctuary, a small town on the Northern California Coast.
The women: Beatriz, an artist/single mother raising her eleven-year-old daughter, her sister Daisy who's hiding a secret identity under her practical shell, and Stella, their forty-year-old aunt who gave up the love of her life to make a home the nieces she'd rescued from foster care and has the biggest secret of all.
The men who love them: Beatriz's ex-husband, world-renowned rock star Cruz Lopez wants Beatriz back. Beatriz's best friend, Shane Landry, former football star turned high school coach who doesn't seem to notice she wants to be more than his best friend. Gabe Ellison, a born wanderer, and an Oscar-nominated Documentary filmmaker who sees through Daisy to the secrets she refuses to share. And Ed Clayton, the widowed doctor come to Cape Sanctuary to make a new life for himself and his daughter who once loved Stella beyond reason till she disappeared from his life without a word.
The story is told in alternating chapters from several points of view. I loved it. The story kept unfolding petal by petal and I couldn't wait to see the finished bloom. Five Stars.

Here the back cover blurb.
Three women—two sisters and their aunt—and the cliff house on the northern California coast that served as a beacon to them all…

After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever. 

Bea thought she’d sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful, mature, now eleven-year-old daughter, Marisol. But just as she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down. 

Then there’s Daisy—sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. She’s never taken a risk in her life—until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love and the power of taking chances.

In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea and Daisy will discover that the path to true happiness is filled with twists and turns, but love always leads them back home.
Thanks, Raeanne, for such a wonderful story. Happy reading everyone and Happy whatever holiday you are celebrating. May it be a joyful day.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meet Lee Prescott and Morgan's Run Series # Giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 12:21:00 PM with 1 comment
Meet Author, Lee Prescott and her Morgan's Run series. Today Only (Tuesday, April 9)
Lee has a BookBub deal on Book 1 of the Morgan;'s Run series, Emma's Dream.
Emma’s DreamBy M. Lee PrescottWhen Ben Morgan returns to his hometown, women are the last thing on his mind — until he bumps into Maggie Williams, an old flame. And Ben is in for a surprise: He’s the father of Maggie’s five-year-old daughter! An irresistible romance from an award-winning author.
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I clicked on it today and got a copy.  In case you are reading this later in the week, Lee is offering a free print book of any of the first eight books in the series, and an ARC of Gus's Journey. Please only enter if you are willing to review it.

Lee, please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a college professor, writer, mom, grandmother, sister, and friend. I live on a beautiful river in southeastern Massachusetts and have a cute, albeit naughty, French bulldog named Lulu.

I love firsts, so tell me about the moment when you decided to self-publish.
 I was visiting a dear friend in Arizona — setting of my Morgan’s Run series (not as yet conceived at that point!) — and she knew I had written a number of novels over the years. Her friend had recently jumped into independent publishing and she suggested I give it a try. When I returned home, I opened my newspaper and there was an article about local author, Marie Force and her phenomenal success as an indie writer. Soon after, I attended a conference Marie organized and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. I was off and running and have never looked back! Marie Force is a phenomenon. I belong to her self-publish Yahoo group. There’s great information there.

Did you hire an editor?
Yes, I LOVE my editor and she has been such a supportive, critical partner.

How did you choose the cover?
I have a great cover designer. We communicate, I narrow down choices, then my cover consultants (family and friends) weigh in. It’s a fun process and the final result has always captured the book’s characters. I’m very lucky! Yes. Your covers are gorgeous.

What advice do you have for other authors who are considering self publishing?
Just do it. Write, write, write, revise, revise, revise, proof, proof, proof and put your best book out there!

Other than your own, who are your favorite (heroes/heroines/writers) in your genre?
 The strong, resilient, fiercely intelligent Mara, Brehon (Lady Judge) of the Burren is a current favorite. I am addicted to these wonderful historical mysteries by Irish author, Cora Harrison and will be bereft when I reach the last page of #13

What is the most exciting moment, so far, in your writing career? 
Placing my first book in my mother’s hands (Prepped to Kill, the first of one of my mystery series). She was so proud and I’m so grateful that this happened before we lost her to ever-advancing dementia.


What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?

Hands down, playing with my grandchildren and Lulu (French bulldog puppy). Love walking too!


Tell us about your Morgan’s Run series. How did it begin? 
My Arizona “kids” dared me to write a series set in the southwest. We were brainstorming ideas for another mystery series, but then the Morgan family popped on the scene and romance took over. Nine books later, there are so many love stories still to tell in this series and the new spin-off, Morgan’s Fire. The first Morgan’s Run book is Emma’s DreamKyle’s Journey, debuted in November and the newest, number nine, Gus’s Home comes out April 20, 2019.

Wow, Nine books in six months. You rock. 

Gus's Home




Hoping a fresh start will be good for him and his two young children, widower Gus Casey takes a job as assistant trainer at Spark Foster and Ben Morgan Senior’s thoroughbred training facility north of Morgan’s Run. A deathbed promise to his wife, never marry or have children with another woman, seems reasonable until he begins a white hot affair with teacher Lynn Manguilli. Crazy about the handsome, horse whisperer, Lynn’s heart is shattered when Gus’ promise comes between them. Will these two star-crossed lovers find a way to be together? Come join the Morgan’s Run crew for this ninth book in the series!






Excerpt. 

Gus Casey extracted his wriggling twenty-one-month-old son Cal from his car seat as Dulcie his five-year-old waited patiently at his side. It had been less than a week since his sister Laurie left for Wyoming and he was going crazy juggling two children and work. Thank God for the Cottage, the Morgan’s Run daycare, where his two went tuition-free. As Cal toddled off toward the Cottage door, he took Dulcie’s hand. “It’ll get better soon, sweetie. I promise.”

His daughter nodded, but said nothing. Gus worried about her constantly. Cal was plump and strong, but Dulcie never seemed to grow. A tow-haired wisp of a girl, she looked at least a year younger, as if one strong breeze would blow her away. The doctors claimed she was doing well, but still he worried.

“Morning!” Lynn Manguilli, lead teacher, greeted Cal as the toddler sped by her. She gazed up, smiling at Dulcie, then Gus. “How are the Caseys this morning?”

He gave her a wry smile. “Holdin’ on by a thread.”

“It’ll get easier,” she said, smoothing Dulcie’s hair as the child hugged her.

“That’s what I keep tellin’ my sweetheart, here,” he said. “Now I just have to convince myself.”

Lynn watched the handsome horse trainer with arresting green eyes and a grin that could melt an ice berg. His thick sandy hair was tousled, as if he just rolled out of bed and she had to repress the urge to comb her fingers through it, to settle it down. Salt of the earth and steady as a rock. A girl could do worse than Gus Casey, Lynn mused, not for the first time. “You’re a great dad. You’ll see. You three’ll get into a routine of your own now that Laurie’s gone. And, you can always hire extra help. Willow’s around this summer,” she said, referring to his boss’ eighteen year old, who was just completing her freshman year of college.

“Yeah, Harley’s already suggested that. Thanks. I don’t know what we would do without you, Polly and the Cottage.”

Lynn smiled. “You can thank the big bosses for this,” she said, referring to Ben Morgan Senior, his wife Leonora, and his college buddy, Spark Foster, who had conceived of the idea for the day care center on the Morgan’s ranch. They’d also bankrolled it, from construction to the day-to-day running. Teachers’ salaries, supplies and operating expenses were entirely funded by the Morgan-Foster Trust and tuition was free for the children of all employees of Morgan’s Run and Valley Stables, the thoroughbred farm north of town where Gus was assistant trainer.


“Pretty amazing, aren’t they?” he said, thinking so are you. Warm and beautiful, more than once since he’d moved to the Valley Gus thought about asking Lynn out. Too good for me, and way too smart, was the conclusion he always reached. Also, too awkward, if it didn’t work out and the kids still came to the Cottage.

He hung up backpacks, deposited lunches in the kitchen refrigerator, then kissed them both. “Be good,” he said to each. Cal squirmed and ran off to the truck area and Dulcie nodded, index finger in her mouth. Try as he might he couldn’t break her of the finger sucking habit. One day at a time, he thought, waving to Polly Granger, Lynn’s partner, then stopping at the door to say goodbye to Lynn. “Hope they behave for you.”

She patted his arm. “They always do. Don’t worry.”

Her touch was both comforting and electric. Gus gave her a weary smile and turned away, hoping she hadn’t caught the yearning in his gaze.

She had and it surprised her as it always did. Surprised and unsettled her.

Lee is putting together her ARC team, so if you like the excerpt below, please enter to win an ARC of Gus's Home


And finally, where can we find you? 
My website is http://www.mleeprescott.com and you can find me on Facebook, and follow me on BookBub and Goodreads.
Thank you for being here, Lee. 

Emma's Dream is free today, Tuesday, April 9. It's a big deal to get a BookBub ad. And Lee got one. (Possibly because it has 344 reviews with an average of 4.3 out of five stars.)
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 In case you are reading this later in the week, Lee is offering a free print book of any of the first eight books in the series, and an ARC of Gus's Journey. Please only enter if you are willing to review it. You can enter by leaving your email in a comment, Happy week and Happy reading.



Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Girl Most Likely Noir Mystery by Max Allan Collins # giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 8:08:00 PM with 5 comments
Little Bird Publicity asked me if I would like to feature The Girl Most Likely by Max Allen Collins on my blog. The description sounded interesting so I said, yes. They sent me two copies, one to use as a giveaway. So, my friends, if you like your murder mysteries, Noir, here's a chance to win a paperback copy.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
BECOMES A MURDER INVESTIGATION,
TURNING FRIENDS AND EXES INTO SUSPECTS
Twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has stayed close to home, making her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. The daughter of a respected, recently retired homicide detective, she’s well known in her community, and the town itself—scenic tourist destination Galena, Illinois, now in its wintry off-season—is relatively crime-free and a place where murder is practically unheard of.
But Krista is about to face her toughest case yet when things go very wrong at her high school reunion. Voted “Girl Most Likely to Succeed,” Astrid Lund has made good on her promise and become a rising TV news anchor and investigative reporter—but at the reunion, Astrid captures the attention of admirers, old flames, and double-crossed friends. Skeletons lurk in the closet, the good cheer turns sinister, and suddenly not one, not two, but three murders must be investigated.

My opinion: The murders plot is well done and I like the characters. There are quite a few descriptions of the clothing everyone is wearing which, to me, felt unnecessary and slowed the forward momentum. But the mystery itself is very good. And the description of the murders is shudderful. Gave me a nightmare.
There are 33 reviews on Goodreads 
About Max:
Max Allan Collins is a New York Times bestselling author of original mysteries, a Shamus award winner and an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. His graphic novel ROAD TO PERDITION was made into a major motion picture by Tom Hanks's production company, Playtone.
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