There truly is something magical about holding a copy of your own book in your hands. I felt it when the proof copy of Death of a Friend arrived and I picked it up and looked through all those pages.
Since then a number of good biased friends have told me how much they enjoyed it and wanted to know how I could keep all that in my head. Well, it’s a strange head for one thing. Another is that such a book has many drafts and in a way, it’s like a painting, this time you change or touch up over here, the next draft you see attention is needed there. So the story develops in a global fashion.
So now it’s online and of course I want as many people as possible to read it and tell me what they think, so to whet your appetite, here’s a brief teaser. It goes like this…
Karl Landry is a happy man, secure in three things: his love of wife Sarah and their two boys; his enjoyment of his work as a forensic accountant; and the companionship of his great friend, Richard Catlin, a talented and high flying lawyer.
But out of the blue material comes across his desk which involves him with Detective Inspector Fiona Collins and of course, his mate becomes involved too.
They should leave it to the police but do they? Have a guess.
From there all sorts of things happen, involving hit men, great art works, a very greedy business man and a brilliant biological researcher, among them and death runs alongside.
There are some strong characters in this novel, not all of them likeable, and there are also the twists and turns that make up life.
As I’ve said elsewhere, it’s a book about ordinary people to whom extraordinary things happen, people like you and me, and their lives are emotional as well as physical. This tale is not only about crime and loss, it’s also about friendship and love.
That’s as much as you need to know for now. The good stuff is in the reading.
May you enjoy it.
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