I sure share a lot of these thoughts from writers interviewed in Strand Magazine...
Update on my update: It now looks like the price for The Kennedy Connection on Kindle is back down to $1.99 again - at least for now! Not sure how long that will last.
Again, this is the first Gil Malloy book - about a secret son of Lee Harvey Oswald and a series of murders in present-day New York City linked somehow to the JFK assassination. Here's a few more of my favorite quotes about it:
"The characters were so deftly drawn, and the story kept me turning the pages. Gil Malloy for President!" (Donald Bain, bestselling author of the MURDER SHE WROTE mystery series and the MARGARET TRUMAN CAPITAL CRIME series )
“R.G. Belsky's thought-provoking thriller, The Kennedy Connection, introduces us to a smart, witty, and human hero whose quest to find answers about two crimes — one famous, one all but unnoticed — is loaded with tension and full of unexpected twists and turns. I loved The Kennedy Connection, and can't wait for the next Gil Malloy novel.” (Jan Burke )
"If you like your heroes a bit flawed, your mysteries a bit untidy, and your dialog entirely hilarious, you’ll love R.G. Belsky’s The Kennedy Connection. In Gil Malloy, Belsky has created a character that you’ll want to spend time with. I’m already looking forward to the next Gil Malloy story.” (Matthew Klein, author of No Way Back )
The Kennedy Connection sold for a special price of just $1.99 on Kindle yesterday as part of a Kindle Daily Deal promotion -and it was definitely a fun ride for a day. Watched it shoot up the Amazon sales ranks - finishing in the Top 50 in some categories like historical thrillers, etc. Not bad for a book that came out three years ago. It's the first in the Gil Malloy series - and hopefully a lot of the people who bought it will enjoy getting to know Gil. Price is back to the regular $7.99 on Kindle now - but still worth it, people!
THE KENNEDY CONNECTION - the first of the Gil Malloy books - is available for just $1.99 on Kindle today (May 30) as part of a Kindle Daily Deal promotion. https://www.amazon.com/Kennedy-Connection-Gil-Malloy-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HB62MD4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Hope you'll check it out, if you haven't already read how the Gil Malloy story began....
"Engrossing thriller...a terrific story" - Kirkus (starred review)
"Deserves to be short-listed for the year-end best of lists" - BookReporter
"Fascinating character study....a roller coaster ride that veers back to 1963 and forward to the present."
"The Kennedy Connection begs to be finished from the first page to the last. Be prepared to stay at home all day with this book in hand!" - Killer Nashville
Excited to announced that my new mystery FORGET ME NOT - which won the Claymore Award at Killer Nashville for best new writing project - has now been sold to Oceanview Publishing and will be out in Spring 2018. It's about a woman TV journalist obsessed with solving a long ago missing child case. More details to follow...
Delighted to find out that BLONDE ICE has been named a David Award nominee by Deadly Ink for Best Mystery. Win or lose, it's a great honor - and really looking forward to attending the annual Deadly Ink Mystery Conference in June.
Always fun to tell this story again...
The most memorable celebrity encounter I ever had was with Mick Jagger. I was at a club in Manhattan when word began circulating through the crowd that Jagger was there. I searched the club trying to find him, but came up empty. A few minutes later, I went to the men’s room. While I was at the urinal, someone began using the one next to me. Following time-honored men’s room tradition, I kept my eyes straight again. Suddenly I felt something on my shoulder. The person next to me had his head down on it. Thinking he was some kind of pervert, I turned around angrily and there, just inches away from me, I was staring into the face of Mick Jagger. “And tonight’s mystery guest is…” Jagger laughed. Then he looked at me again and said: “Sorry, mate, I thought you were Keith.” I was never quite sure whether being mistaken for Keith Richards was a compliment or not.
"This book was right up my alley. I love murder mystery books and this one was amazing! A woman serial killer who targets men is so backwards from most serial killer books I have read, so I really enjoyed this role reversal. I was pulled right into the story and had a hard time putting it down. 5 stars all around for this book!" - Brittany
Why do people care so much about sensational crime stories like O.J. Simpson and Jon Benet Ramsey? Probably for the same reason they love to read murder mystery novels and watch crime dramas on TV.
There’s something satisfying about seeing a murder investigation play out, the killer tracked down and justice handed out–all within a single book or an hour-long TV show.
But–unlike novels and TV shows–real-life crimes don’t always wrap up so neatly at the end, leaving us with many unanswered questions about what really might have happened. Here are some of them: