Thursday, September 28, 2017

Awesome shoutout to agent Amy Cloughley from client Emily Carpenter in the October issue of Writer's Digest!



Praise for Wickwythe Hall:

“…a riveting and enlightening mix of history and fiction that puts a human face on the costs of war….engaging…”—Foreword Reviews

 “Judithe Little tackles war and masterfully boils it down to personal moral dilemmas.  Beautifully written and rich with atmosphere, the narrative strands are seamlessly interwoven into a top-notch story where characters are pushed to unforeseen places.  Little is a gifted writer who with remarkable insight confronts the timely questions of just how much loyalty is owed to country, family, and to preserving the past. Wickwythe Hall is a stellar achievement.” —Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree and The Promise

Thursday, September 21, 2017

STARRED Foreword Review for BLOOD TRUTH!

Blood Truth
Matt Coyle
Oceanview Publishing (Dec 5, 2017)
Hardcover $26.95 (368pp)
Blood Truth builds up compelling mysteries and thunders toward a surprising ending.
Matt Coyle’s engrossing noir thriller Blood Truth finds Rick Cahill dredging up family mysteries while solving a
seemingly simple cheating-husband case; it is a work that is difficult to put down.
Nearly thirty years after his disgraced father got booted off the force, Cahill discovers a safe hidden in their old
family home. It holds an envelope stuffed with cash, a potential murder weapon missing exactly two bullets, and the
key to a safety deposit box.
Before he can fully delve into the mystery, Cahill’s ex-girlfriend hires him to follow her new husband and get
proof of infidelity. A web of intrigue ensnares Cahill, placing him in the crosshairs. With his life on the line, Cahill
rushes headlong after justice.
Despite being the fourth book in a series, Blood Truth is incredibly accessible and functions almost as a
standalone adventure. It builds upon previous books, but context is supplied subtly, without hampering the flow.
Cahill is a fantastic addition to the PI literary canon. He’s a sympathetic character with deep flaws but an
unnerving drive to find truth at any cost. He lives by his father’s oft-quoted motto: “We can’t quit just because things
get hard.”
Plot and pacing shine. There are few quiet moments in the book, as Cahill is always on his way to confront
someone, recovering from a colossal misstep, or gathering evidence to figure out the next mistake to make. That’s not
to say that Cahill bumbles about; he learns quickly and adapts, but is always a few steps behind the bad guys. The
twin mysteries of his father’s hidden safe and his ex-girlfriend’s cheating husband seem totally separate at first blush
but quickly become deeply intertwined.
Expertly written and featuring a snarky and self-deprecating hero, Blood Truth builds up compelling mysteries
and thunders toward a satisfying, if surprising, ending.
JOHN M. MURRAY (November/December 2017)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

GREAT Publisher's Weekly Review for Matt Coyle's BLOOD TRUTH!

Blood Truth: A Rick Cahill Novel Matt Coyle. Oceanview, $26.95 (384p) ISBN 978- 1-60809-239-0

"In Anthony Award-winner Coyle's well-crafted fourth Rick Cahill novel (after 2016's Dark Fissures), Rick deals with killers, corruption, and his own past. A former girlfriend of the La Jolla, Calif., PI, hires Rick to find out whether her real estate mogul husband, Jeffrey Parker, is cheating on her. Rick enlists the aid of fellow PI Moira McFarlane to help tail Parker. Rick observes not only Parker meeting a woman at the Pacific Terrace Hotel but also the same woman subsequently meeting with power broker Peter Stone and a lobbyist with links to Stone. Moira later identifies her as Sophia Domingo, a divorcée with no record of employment in recent years; the stakes rise after Rick discovers Sophia's body and Jeffrey becomes a suspect in her murder. Meanwhile, Rick pursues new clues related to his disgraced and deceased father that lead him to investigate a 20-year-old murder. Coyle manages both stories nicely in this strong addition to this hard-boiled series." Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (Dec.)