Sunday, September 07, 2008

Homicide Detective, Sam Harper and I went out for drinks the other night. He ordered his usual Walker Red--I sipped on my Bloody Mary--heavy on the Mary.

Was it business or pleasure, you ask?

Actually... it's always both.

We talked about the success of his first book, "Silenced Cry" and our plans for the next in the Harper series. He's usually contrary, but he seemed to be keen about the promotional ideas I have in mind for his current case, "The Devil Can Wait."

He assures me the case will be solved by November 2008. At that time, you'll have full access to the complete case file and will have a chance to see for yourself how he worked the clues. For now though, all you need to know is that he's doing his best to capture the guilty before any more bodies land in the morgue.

I've known Harper for several years and if there's one thing he's good at, it's his ability to read people. Said he's been making a study of you, by the way. Thinks you, his fans, will want to read the story behind the story. You know, all those classified, insider notes that might not get into the books. After a few more drinks and batting more options around, he insisted on having his own fan club group in Facebook. Can you believe it?

What can I say? Harper can be difficult at times so won't you please humor him? Please stop by, join the group and ask him some questions, post your comments. Trust me, satisfying his little whims will make my life as his author/publicist SO much easier! Hope to see you there!

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Marta Stephens writes crime mystery/suspense. SILENCED CRY is available right here at Amazons.

SILENCED CRY (2007) ~ Honorable Mention, 2008 New York Book Festival ~ Top Ten, 2007 Preditors and Editors Reader Poll (mystery)

THE DEVIL CAN WAIT ~ November 2008.