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The Bad Author  
Mar. 22, 2014
Author:  William Hazelgrove
Category:  Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Description:  A disgruntled author is killing anyone who gets in his way to the bestseller lists.

This is the premise of The Bad Author, a literary thriller penned in the motif of a Raymond Chandler mystery, the latest offering to come from the writing desk of multi-published author William Hazelgrove. This rollercoaster ride of a novel is centered on cop/author Derek Pelican who investigates the murder of a writer in an alley in Oak Park Illinois. Adding to the murder mayhem, a literary agent turns up dead in Lake Michigan and then a prominent editor is murdered. As it turns out, a disgruntled author is behind the killings and Derek Pelican must work around the clock to stop him before he kills again.

At approximately 68,000 words, The Bad Author takes us on a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants ride from Chicago to New York to find out who is behind the killing of literary agents, writers, and publishers. A smart man's mystery, The Bad Author is the first in a series of more novels to come featuring Derek Pelican.

Rights available:  World Rights
Other information:  William Hazelgrove is the bestselling author of 7 novels, Rocket Man, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, The Pitcher, Real Santa, and Jack Pine. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Book-of-the-Month selections, the American Library Association's Editors' Choice Awards, and been optioned for the movies. One of his more recent published novels The Pitcher released both in trade paperback and hard cover by Koehler Books is a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2013. Hazelgrove was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He runs a political cultural blog, The View from Hemingway's Attic.
Contact:  Leticia Gomez
Savvy Literary Services
savvyliterary@yahoo.com
phone: 281-465-0119
3 Griffin Hill Ct., The Woodlands, TX 77382
Item number:  9369
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