It’s October, my favorite month. The month I was born in, three days before Halloween, my favorite holy day – I mean holiday! The weather is nice and cool, the goblins are coming this way, and I have a new book this close to release. It’s no coincidence that my first mystery, Murder at Pride Lodge: A Kyle Callahan Mystery, came out five years ago and takes place on a Halloween weekend.

I’ll be offering email subscribers an exclusive, five-chapter preview, downloadable directly from Book Funnel (no need to enter your email again, just choose your file preference and download!). I was aiming for a Halloween release but we can’t hurry quality (or the proof reader). I can say it’s finished – whew – and you can look for that as my next communication.

Also, I’m doing something new and completely different: readers will be able to select from two possible main story lines for Book #2, by clicking on a link at the end of the book. I’m excited about this series, these characters, seeing which story readers want next, and getting down to the business of writing it.

Happy Almost-Halloween!

About Murder at the Paisley Parrot: A Marshall James Novel

Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds but he knows he may not beat the clock. So he’s decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day.

The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot, a gay, mob-run dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives. Body by body, death by death, Marshall finds himself pulled into a web of murder, deceit and crime. He falls for the cop who’s investigating him, not knowing if their relationship will survive or even if he’ll come out of this alive. Find out in Murder at the Paisley Parrot, arriving soon with a bang.

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