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:
I love the narrative and the pace of Blonde Ice. A perfect book to me is one which makes you forget everything else around you. This one is one of those. It grabs you from the first chapter and it won't let you go until you hit the end.
Let me tell you a little bit about Blonde Ice. The body of a man is discovered brutally assaulted in a hotel room. There's proof this man had sex before dying but this man is not single. He's married to Victoria who used to be a famous prostitute by the name of Houston. Houston has a connection with the main character/hero Gil Malloy. In a way, she almost ruined his life, when he did a serial piece on prostitution from multiple interviews but he made it look like it was her who was giving him the information. When the truth came out, his job is threatened, his marriage ends. It takes many years for Gil to get back to the spotlight. He's currently working on the next New York Major election. Having this woman back in his life affects him in so many ways. However, the story doesn't end there. When another male body is found, the police starts feeling like they might have a female serial killer on the loose. One that targets men who cheat on their wives. All they know is that woman responsible for the murders is a stunning blonde. She's smart and she seems to be one step ahead of everyone. Gil becomes part of the case when she starts contacting him.
I love Gil's character. He was charming, funny but he also showed his insecurities. In the past, he had made a terrible mistake that cost him his marriage but now he has a second chance at happiness. He was doing all the right things to accomplish it. He was also a very good investigator reporter. He had good instincts and he trusted them. He knew when things didn't feel right and he was willing to take the extra step to get to the bottom of the story. He had an eye for beautiful women, especially blondes. I think that made him even more worried about the case and his own future.
One more thing, I'm in agreement with Gil in regards to his last theory.
"A true thriller killer."
After finishing it, I want to go back to read the other two book in the series. I know I read some spoilers but I think I will still enjoy them.