Sunday, October 10, 2010

Book Review - Open Season


Since Sunday is book review day here, I thought I'd post the review I just received for my December release, Open Season. This was in Publisher's Weekly, and I am both humbled and thrilled at the review.

Open Season
Maryann Miller, 
Five Star Cengage/Gale
$25.95 (302p) ISBN 978-1-59414-915-3

Miller spins a tight tale that's a cut above the average police procedural in this first of a new series introducing Dallas police detective Sarah Kingsly. Still reeling from community protests over her accidental shooting of a 14-year-old African-American boy during an undercover drug operation that went awry and left her partner dead, Sarah anxiously awaits the ruling of the Dallas Review Board. Meanwhile, in a PR move, her superiors team her with a new, African-American partner, Angel Johnson. Both women must overcome their mistrust of each other and thorny racial conflicts as they try to solve a series of mall murders, in which three men with drug problems are garroted to death with piano wire by a killer who leaves increasingly frantic messages at the crime scenes. The investigation tests Sarah and Angel in ways both expected and unexpected. Readers will want to see more of these engaging female cops. (Dec.)

6 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Awesome! Congrats!

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release! This sounds really intriguing and I love books like this.

I'll be looking for it...

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release and the wonderful review. This sounds like a great story that will grab your attention and keep you on the edge of your seat to the end. Best of luck.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Anj said...

Woo-hoo! At last! I've been waiting years to read this book.

Congratulations!

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks for all the kind words, folks. I am still psyched about this. Five Star markets heavily to libraries, so those of you who really want to read the book can request that your local library order it. Or if you want your own copy, e-mail me via my Web site http://www.maryannwrites.com and I will make arrangements for a personalized copy when I get some books.

AlexOngNYC said...

Very nice, sounds like an exciting read!

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour