Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February News

I'm thrilled to announce that my publisher, Post Mortem Press, will release "Marnie Malone," the fifth Malone mystery, in early March! (I'll update this post when I know the exact date.) Update: Marnie Malone will be released on March 14th! Here's the link to pre-order the Kindle version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WP28GGF

When my first Malone mystery, "Mixed Messages," was accepted for publication, I was ecstatic! Finally, after many, many years, my "baby" was going to be "born." And, when I held a copy in my hands for the first time, I remember cradling it to my chest, as if it were a real baby. With each new book, my excitement returns.

Although Ann Malone Kern is the main character in the first four books, her sister, Marnie, plays an important part in Ann's life and in two of the books. At some point, I realized that Marnie deserved to have a leading role in a book. So, that's how "Marnie Malone" came about. Here's a preview:

Someone is stalking Marnie.


It’s Marnie’s last week at the law firm of Cliburn & Reeves and she feels like she’s riding an emotional roller coaster. Up when she wins the divorce and custody battle for Callie Jackson against her abusive husband, Jed. And plummeting down when one witness after another decides not to testify against Mark Hall, an attorney at another Charleston firm and an “alleged” serial rapist.

Marnie receives one threat after another and she constantly feels the need to look over her shoulder, convinced that someone is stalking her. With Sam out of town on business, she’s alone in the big, old farmhouse and strange things are happening. Noises in the attic, creaking floorboards and someone watching her from the woods.

As she tries to determine the identity of the stalker, the list of men who have grudges against her grows longer each day. In her line of work she’s made enemies. Is the stalker someone from the past or one of the men on her list? And, how far will he go?
 

16 comments:

  1. I'm excited, also, Pat, and am eagerly awaiting the release of Marnie Malone!

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Your words are music to my ears!

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  2. Congratulations! Sounds like a great book with a well developed character and plot!

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    1. Thank you, Morgan! I've come to know my characters so well that I'm happy to finally give Marnie her "day in the sun." :)

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  3. Pat, I'm excited to read this book. It sounds exciting and suspenseful, and I love the characters you've created. I enjoy the whole series, and this sounds like a great addition! Thank you for keeping me entertained.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Marja. I'm excited too!

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  4. Congrats, Pat. Here's wishing you many, many sales!

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  5. congratulations on your thrilling news! Looking forward to it!

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  6. Congrats!! And continued success.

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    1. Thanks, Mad! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. Congratulations, Pat. Sounds like another good one.

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  8. This sounds like a really great read, Pat. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. I appreciate your support, Evelyn. Thank you!

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