It’s been a while since I last posted to this blog. There is an easy explanation for that. I’ve been busy finishing Cold Comfort, the third book in the Malone Mystery Novels series. I didn’t finish the book quite as soon as I’d hoped but did make the promised publication date.
The book has been edited and uploaded to all the publishing platforms. It’s available now in trade paperback and should be available from most bookstores in hardcover by the end of the week. The electronic version goes on sale at all online booksellers on November 24 but is available now for pre-ordering at iBooks and Amazon at the special price of $3.99. The price for the eBook version will increase to $4.99 on November 25.
I’m really excited about this book because of a new character debuting for the first time in Cold Comfort, T. J. O’Sullivan. T. J. is a tough and ready New Zealand girl, a strong female character who will be a permanent associate in Malone’s private investigation agency for the foreseeable future. That said, don’t be surprised if T. J. takes on the starring role in her very own series in the very near future.
Adding a strong female character to the Malone series is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. Not long ago I happened to catch an interesting television commercial where an elderly lady notes that when she was a young woman, women had two choices when it came to career choices, being a secretary or a teacher. She applauded the fact that today young women can become anything they can dream of becoming. As the father of two wonderful adult daughters, I applaud that too.
I think it is important even in fiction writing to reinforce the truth that women are just as capable as men in any endeavor. So, that is part of the reason I created T. J. The other part is she is just plain fun to write about. Hope you will give Cold Comfort a read and get acquainted with T. J. because she plays a key role in the plot and I think you’ll love her.
If you’re interested in taking a look at Cold Comfort, click this link: http://authl.it/B077CZY37T which will take you to a page where you can select the Amazon site in your own part of the world, regardless of where you live. For those living in the U.S., the Cold Comfort Amazon page can be found here: amzn.com/B077CZY37T.
If you decide to read Cold Comfort, I’d really, really appreciate it if you could write and post a brief review on Amazon after you’ve read it. Reviews are critically important to the success of a book these days but seem increasingly hard to come by.
In the next post, I’ll be sharing the final cover reveal for Foregone Conclusion, the fourth book in the Malone series, along with the synopsis. Foregone Conclusion will be released in 2018.
Until next time, take care and as always, thanks so much for reading.