Cracks in the Wall
There have not been many posts over this busy season (One since Christmas Eve!) but one New Year’s Resolution is to never allow more than three days to pass without a post from me on this blog.
This post returns to a familiar topic-the Stacey Burns murder- but first a progress report on my new novel. I will be meeting with the publisher by the end of January to arrange details for publication of the currently titled The Tipping Point, a title that likely will be changed before all is said and done. Those who have read… Continue reading
“Cracks in the Wall presents with a dramatic cover art design. . . . No issues with the over-all production quality—well done. As I stated this entry, something seemed familiar. I do believe I may have read and perhaps judged another book with the character Parker Havenot. I say this because I love the character. This author has an excellent mystery writing voice… Continue reading
After the program, a woman approached me and informed me that she “didn’t like any of the women in the book.” She went on to explain that she thought they were weak and should have shown more backbone when dealing with the men who exploited them. That conversation stimulated my thinking about the female characters in the book, especially the protagonist, Linda Phillips.
Since the character is based on research… Continue reading
4th year in a row-a finalist in the NM/AZ Book Awards, this time in two fiction categories. November 18- winners announced-Will the fourth time be a charm? 2013-a Favor Returned, 2014-Agent for Justice, 2015-Live Free or Die- now,2016, Cracks in the Wall.
My fingers are crossed!!
Meantime- 2015- SSA First Place in Personal Essay Division and 2016, WRITER’S DIGEST FIRST PLACE in the 85th annual writing contest for personal essay/memoir!
Boy, am I getting better at obnoxious self promotion or what?
Country Booksellers of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire outdid themselves in welcoming me to the book signing on Sunday. With a great crowd attending, they supplied refreshments and friendly greetings. My thanks to Karen Baker and her wonderful staff! The photo shows a few of the attendees at the event. It was nice to be back in New Hampshire where the weather was beautiful and a bit cooler than Arizona! Thanks to all who attended this event!
After a successful launch of Cracks in the Wall, my new novel, in Green Valley, Arizona, on Sunday, I will be meeting and greeting at my next event in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Stop in for a visit at The Country Bookseller on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 P.M. Owner Karen Baker, shown in the photo at an event she hosted in May of 2015 for my previous novel, Live Free or Die, will be the hostess once again.
I look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully, seeing some new folks as well.
Editor Dan Shearer of the Green Valley News wrote an interesting piece about my new book, Cracks in the Wall, in today’ edition of the paper.
Here is the link for those of you who would like to read it.
Listed below in the link to Amazon for information on purchasing the book. Either click on the link or copy and paste into your browser and it should take you directly to the site.
If you have any problems, simply go to www. amazon.com and place my name (Duke Southard) into the search block. All of my books will come up.
Cracks in the Wall is now available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback and in other e-book formats. Here is the information from the original publication announcement. You will want to read this book!
Parker Havenot, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, faces one of the most difficult challenges of his stellar career when a rare murder rocks his small town of Hampton Village, Connecticut. At first, when Linda Phillips is found brutally murdered in her home on Mothers’ Day, 1992, it looks like an open-and-shut case. However, potential suspects multiply as the detective digs deeper and is finally… Continue reading
My new novel, Cracks in the Wall, was sent off to the printer today. Expected availability date is not determined yet but will likely be in early to mid-July. Here’s the advanced notice of publication.
RELEASE DATE-July 7, 2016
Parker Havenot, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, faces one of the most difficult challenges of his stellar career when a rare murder rocks his small town of Hampton Village, Connecticut.
At first, when Linda Phillips is found brutally murdered in her home on Mothers’ Day, 1992, it looks like an open-and-shut case. However, potential suspects multiply as the detective digs… Continue reading