With the release date (3/27) of The Front Range Butcher nearing, I’ve been spending time thinking about this book and how it evolved. From the simple plot of Jarvis going up against a serial killer, it morphed into so much more. There are actually several story-lines weaved into this book. Without giving away too much, there is the return of a ally Jarvis has worked with in past books, and several enemies, new and old, one especially who plays a key role, coming out of the shadows of the last short story, The Case of the Invisible Souls. And the complications of Jarvis’ love life tangled in with everything else going on around him. Literally his head is spinning dealing from it all. There are 400 pages of end to end drama, excitement and a dash of Jarvis’ biting wit. I’ve read through this book many times, during the writing, rewriting and editing, and I know I wasn’t bored. I hope the readers will feel the same way. The ebook is available on pre-order on Amazon for $4.99, on the Kindle Unlimited Subscription service, or in paperback for $15.99.
I have another snippet from an early ARC reviewer to share:
Jarvis’ biggest case involves a grisly serial killer who has re-emerged. The gruesomeness of the killings rivals any contemporary psychopath (i.e., Hannibal Lector, Dexter, Mathias—a la The Snowman by Jo Nesbo). The twists and red herrings are complicated and creative. Mr. Weir really got inside the head of his disturbed killer and that of his dysfunctional family. It’s a good thing Jarvis is flexible, and “roll with the punches” seems to be his life mantra. The Front Range Butcher is a Jarvis Mann mystery that has been taken up a notch! – Julie at A Book Junkie’s Review
Speaking of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Case of the Invisible Souls, if you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check it out. At 50+ pages it’s a short read, but at only 99 cents it is a bargain, giving you a taste of Jarvis working undercover helping a homeless veteran. It is a heart warming holiday story, and gives you glimpses of a few characters that show up in The Front Range Butcher. Available on Amazon and also on Kindle Unlimited.
I spent a recent March Saturday at the Smoky Hill High School Spring Craft Fair, where I met quite a few people, saw some buyers from previous fairs and sold quite a few paperback books. It was a busy event and kept me hopping for 6 hours. Thankfully my wife was there helping me with the setup and bagging books. Thanks to everyone that came by my table and talked. I have quite a few events coming up in June and July, which you will see from the Coming Events listing in the lower right of this newsletter.
Thursday this week (3/22) at 1:15 Mountain time, I have a radio interview on the Jiggy Jaguar Show on KJAG Radio. I will talking with James Lowe about writing and my latest book. Drop by to listen through his site, via Iheart Radio or you can download his App on your phone or tablet to hear his show.
Another Instafreebie giveaway to promote. Thriller, Mystery & Suspense includes 59 eBooks, and all are free to download. This includes my novel Tracking A Shadow, the first novel in the Jarvis Mann PI series. If you enjoy the Instafreebie books, be sure to check it out!
That is all for now. My next email should be coming out next week on or about the release day of The Front Range Butcher. If you haven’t already pre-ordered and want to read this spine-tingling thriller, order by March 26th and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Money you can use to buy a whole lot of books!! I hope everyone has a wonderful first week of Spring. Take care….