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Hello Readers! Here's an interview about Serial Rites with Toni Shiloh of Diversity Between the Pages.
Here's a recent review of Serial Rites:
"...There is a lot of emotion and religion tied in with Serial Rites. This book is about dealing with loss as well as much as it is about pure detective work. I enjoyed the characters in Serial Rites. They were believable and I felt like I know the characters. The author did a great job of interjecting movie quotes, music references and jokes in Serial Rites..." Read the rest of the review here.
-Jimmie Eichman, Goodreads' Psychological Thriller Group
P.S.: Here's some additional comments made by Mr. Eichman:
Hang in there with this book. I just completed reading this book and posted my review on Goodreads. My advise to this group is to continue to read Serial Rites in chunks, but stick with it to the end. In my humble opinion, it is well work the investment in your time.
My next stop is to pop open a beer and reflect on this great book. I have not been moved with a novel like Serial Rites in a long time. There is definitely some reflecting you will need to do after reading this book, especially if you have dealt with the loss of a family member. Wow, great job on this book Cortez.
Hear the Tuesday October 10, 2017 podcast from Write Stuff and PJC Media host Parker J. Cole as she and I discuss the first Atlanta X-Men Homicide Novel, KREMLIN TIDE, and all other things publishing here!
Justice Delayed, a mystery/suspense novel from Patricia Bradley tells the story of intricate relationships that prove better in some ways than the crime plot itself.
The nearly 20-year murder of Stephanie Hollister convicted Jimmy Shelton. However, a friend of Stephanie's, Lacey Wilson, declares that he's innocent of the murder and she has proof. But before she gets that proof to him, she's killed. This sets in motion Jimmy's cousin Will Kincade, a Memphis Homicide Detective recently promoted to the Cold Case Unit, to re-open the Hollister case and possibly free his cousin Jimmy.
This angers Stephanie's sister Andi, a TV reporter, budding documentary filmmaker and risk-taker and her protective brother Brad, also a Memphis Detective. To them and the rest of their family, what's all the fuss about anyway? The book cover shows the answer: Diamonds. Was Stephanie involved in a diamond smuggling ring? Will authorities find Lacey's key piece of evidence in time to save Jimmy who has only days to live?
Bradley paints a convoluted plot for sure and envisioning the relationships both professional and personal was worth spending some time watching develop. For me and this is just me, the character's interior monologues of how the interests of their hearts make them feel made me think, okay, let's move on though I did appreciate the restraint of Bradley in her depictions of growing affection.
The other more critical groan I have with Justice Delayed arrives late in the mysterious goings-on with a couple of rather convenient information exchanges. Some of the characters abuse substances that clouded their memories so maybe that's the steel construction behind the stucco. In the end, Bradley ties up the relationships and takes the reader on a labyrinthine journey. The romance, a few of those conveniences, though in one case it comes off as a semi-surprise and a lack of a real sense of danger barring the climax couldn't reward my review of the pedestrian Justice Delayed any more than three stars.
Here's a short behind the scenes insight about my motivation for the stories I create. Check it out at Potter's Word Publishing with Author Luana Ehrlich.
SERIAL RITES, tells the story of an unstable Atlanta Homicide Sergeant Malcolm Hobbs who leads his X-Men Detective Squad in a manhunt to apprehend the twisted mind and M.O. of a serial killer dubbed, The Profiler.
If you were compelled by Red Dragon, Se7en, The Bone Collector, and those psycho' thriller books like ADAM, THE BRIDE COLLECTOR and BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS by Ted Dekker with spiritual journeys in the midst of the chaos, I got something for you.
The online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, iTunes, etc. has the ebook on pre-order sale for $0.99. It's book #3 in the X-Men Homicide Squad series after KREMLIN TIDE and COLD LICK. These books are available for $0.99 at Amazon and for FREE at Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and iTunes. Please click on the links below for more information:
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For those who love the feel of the physical book, the paperback's on sale for $14.95 and will be available in a few days at the appropriate retailers.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Serial Rites and it was a well written mystery that kept me seeking motive and suspects constantly. It was a wonderful picture of the investigative process and the officers who perform it. It shows the moral values and emotional ups & downs of their individual lives...”
-Jess, Ellijay, GA
“This my first novel of Cortez Law’s to read & it kept me in suspense all the way through and I had a problem putting it down. I really like his style of writing...Cortez write another one soon.”
-Frances, Fairmont, GA
I write stories of suspense, mystery, thrills and chills that I hope keep readers' eyes bloodshot and raccoon like the next morning.