Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Black Tortoise Released Today

Readers of my “Deets Shanahan series may be disappointed in my new Peter Strand  private eye series. I understand. Deets is 72-year-old curmudgeon who deals in a tough, dangerous world. His are the kind of crime novels some describe as “hardboiled.” Peter Strand is a young Asian American who finds himself drawn into murder cases that are more puzzle than struggle. This is a more civilized, less violent mystery series.  Some might dare call them “cozies.”

TodayThe Black  Tortoise is released.ButI ask you to think about two books!

The Blue Dragon and The Black Tortoise are the first two San Francisco mystery novellas in the proposed “Yellow  Road To The Sun Quartet” about Peter Strand, who, throughout, seeks answers to his own personal mystery. It is the entire road that is Strand’s journey. And  these small mysteries hold keys to the larger one.

The Blue Dragon — Murder in a small apartment building in San Francisco’s Chinatown, prompts the absentee owner to hire Asian American Peter Strand to calm the anxious tenants. But Strand isn’t exactly what he appears to be. Neither are the tenants, Strand, a forensic accountant by trade, doesn’t intend to investigate the murder, but soon realizes that this isn’t a gang-related killing, as the police believe. The murder was committed by one of the tenants. Finding out which one exposes the secrets of the Blue Dragon and brings Strand face-to-face with a few ghosts of his own.

The Black Tortoise — When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a harmless secret or at worst, a bitter resentment. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud. Unfortunately, the cover up leads to murder, and Strand continues his quest for larger meaning.  The third book, the Red Phoenix, is well underway

I‘m not exactly changing genres, merely exploring the range within the genre in terms of both style and length.

Orca has published the first two books as part or their Rapid Read Series, a wonderful program seeking to publish books accessible to all readers, including those who speak English as a second language and those who love to read but who have little time to do so. While the books may be part of school and library programs, the pocket novellas are meant for everyone who likes a good, short, read.    


Unknown said...

Do you need Personal Loan?
Business Cash Loan?
Unsecured Loan
Fast and Simple Loan?
Quick Application Process?
Approvals within 24-72 Hours?
No Hidden Fees Loan?
Funding in less than 1 Week?
Get unsecured working capital?
Contact Us At : royalworldfundings@gmail.com
Phone number :+1-724-9771-197 (Whatsapp Only)


Commercial Loans.
Personal Loans.
Business Loans.
Investments Loans.
Development Loans.
Acquisition Loans .
Construction loans.
Credit Card Clearance Loan
Debt Consolidation Loan
Business Loans And many More Loan Opportunity:

Full Name:................
Loan Amount Needed:.
Purpose of loan:.......
Loan Duration:..
Marital status:....
Home Address:..
Mobile / Cell:....
Monthly Income:....

Contact Us At royalworldfundings@gmail.com
Phone number :+1-724-9771-197 (Whatsapp Only)

Finir vos peines et soucis de financement said...

mme devillers en 24 heures déjà je n'attendais pas et mon gestionnaire de mon compte me confirme un virement de 50000€ de la part de mme devillers chantal vraiment j'ai la joie de vivre plus que Dieu soit louer je vous le propose aussi pour tout vos problème financiers une seule adresse très sûre et très fiable, ma vie a pris à présent autre tournure vous voulez payer la voiture de vos rêve ou une maison ou si vous voulez faire un investissement ,un prêt pour démarre votre propre commerce et autres... , Contactez donc mme chantal devillers voici son email chantaledupont8@gmail.com