J. Alexander Greenwood's Blog - Posts Tagged "mystery"

Amazed I tell you! I'm just amazed that Pilate's Cross made it to the top 12,000 in the Kindle store last weekend. Good times.

For you John Pilate fans...the wait is almost over for book two: Pilate's Key. I just hope you still like John after this one.

Flawed doesn't begin to cover this guy--and when he's let loose by himself in Key West? Fugetaboutit.

Well, "by himself" may not be accurate. Simon may also be there.

If you haven't read Pilate's Cross this makes no sense, I'm sure. So why not give it a read--and then by November you'll be ready for the next adventure with our hapless hero.
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Published on September 07, 2011 14:05 • 158 views • Tags: kindle-sales, mystery, pilate-s-cross, thriller
I answer that question in a brief guest post over at Jason McIntyre's blog The Farthest Reaches.
Check it out!
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Published on September 20, 2011 12:40 • 143 views • Tags: jason-mcintyre, mystery, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, readers, thrillers
Hello to my new Goodreads friends!

If you like quirky mystery/thrillers, I hope you'll read Pilate's Cross. If you like it, I have it on good authority (my early critique readers) that you will really like the second book, Pilate's Key, which will be available in late November.

Just head over to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Smashwords to get your 99-cent copy of Pilate's Cross and you'll be ready to go when Key hits the shelves.

Thanks!
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Published on September 24, 2011 12:29 • 173 views • Tags: j-alexander-greenwood, mystery, new-novel, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller
My new book, Pilate's Key is the long-awaited (by at least two people) sequel to Pilate's Cross. It will launch as an ebook in late November, then as a POD paperback in December. Any writers--particularly of the mystery/thriller/suspense genres-- interested in a review copy?

If so, I'd love to have your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc--and if you're amenable, I may excerpt it for a blurb on the paperback's back cover and elsewhere. If you're interested, just leave a comment or email me: author@pilatescross.com and I'll make sure you get an ebook copy as soon as it's ready.

Thanks. Also, I'm always up for a review myself (mystery, thriller, horror, suspense are favs)--particularly over the holiday season when the day job and everything else slows down a wee bit and I've more time to read.
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Published on October 01, 2011 08:32 • 156 views • Tags: book-blurb, mystery, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller
I have five or six trusted "readers" who read the second-to-last draft of my books to tell me what I did right, wrong and merely acceptably. They're also great at catching typos and inconsistent grammar before I send it to the editor. Anyway...the next book is the follow up to Pilate's Cross titled 'Pilate's Key.'

Here's the gist:

* Less self-conscious writing (which is good for a sophomore effort)
* Lighter, more fun story and characters
* Reads more like a mainstream midlist mystery/thriller (Hey, that may mean it will sell!)
* Great pacing and dialogue

Some didn't care for the ending (for reasons I cannot go into--spoilers); others thought the main character did some jerky things...but I can't change that. Characters are supposed to be human. Humans do jerky things.

Anyway, the book should be available for your fav ereader by mid-November. Should be out in paperback by mid-December (fingers crossed).

Don't forget, if your dream is to write a blurb that appears on a book jacket, all you have to do is read an advance copy of 'Key' and write a review on Amazon. I'll be sampling early reviews for inclusion on the paperback.
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Published on October 18, 2011 15:03 • 173 views • Tags: book-review, critiques, draft-readers, j-alexander-greenwood, mystery, new-book, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, reviews, thriller
Get Your Paperback Copy of "Pilate's Cross" before "Pilate's Key" hits the shelves--and SAVE! Enter coupon code BURIED305 at checkout and receive 20% off your order of "Pilate's Cross"! Offer expires Friday October 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM, so don't miss out!


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Published on October 25, 2011 09:46 • 127 views • Tags: j-alexander-greenwood, lulu, mystery, novel, paperback, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller
Life's A Beach for John Pilate…

On the mend from a near-death experience in the snowy Midwest, John Pilate is taking it easy on the sun-soaked beaches of Key West. Umbrella drink in hand, Pilate is writing a book and getting some much-needed therapy to deal with his imaginary friend Simon. He's also pondering the future with his new love, Kate. Life is looking up for John Pilate…until he is drawn into a world of murder, pirates, conch fritters and smart aleck remarks from invisible men.

He has blood on his hands, a mysterious poker chip in his pocket, shadows over his shoulder and a sexy cop in his bed. John Pilate is in trouble again--and the only way out is to find the key…Pilate's Key.

Pilates Key is the second in the John Pilate series. Pick up Pilate's Cross before Pilate's Key hits the shelves in December!
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Published on November 22, 2011 07:23 • 162 views • Tags: fiction, mystery, new-book, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller
Coming soon, the long awaited Book Two in the John Pilate Series: Pilate's Key.

Can't wait? Pre-order your AUTOGRAPHED copy of the paperback!

Order now, and soon after the book is published you'll get a special autographed copy in the mail--inscribed to you or whomever you choose. Sorry it won't happen before Christmas, but it still makes a great birthday or special occasion gift. (Want an autographed copy of Book One, Pilate's Cross? We can do that, too!)

Autographed Pilate's Key $15.99*

Autographed Pilate's Cross $12.99*

*$4 shipping and handling (media mail unless otherwise specified. If you wish it shipped Priority or otherwise, I'll send you a shipping quote.) Up to two (2) books may be shipped at that price. A shipping & handling increase of $1 per book will be charged for the third and each additional book in the order.

Here's how to order:

Email Author (at) pilatescross.com with the subject line "Autographed Book"
In the body of your email, indicate how many copies (and of which books) you wish to purchase.
Indicate if you want a simple autograph or a personalized inscription with the autograph ("To Jane, " etc.)
Once the book is available, we will respond with a request for payment from Paypal. If you would like to pay by personal check or money order we'll send you a mailing address--then ship your book as soon as we complete deposit. **(Sorry--ships only to U.S. and Canada).**
When we receive your payment, we will ship your book(s) in three (3) business days or less.

About the Book:

John Pilate returns...he's left the snows of Cross Township behind and recovering from his near-death experiences on the beaches of Key West. Unfortunately, he's surrounded by dangerous waters and has a mystery to unlock...but first he needs a key.


I hope you'll take advantage of this special offer. As always, thanks for reading!
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Published on December 09, 2011 09:20 • 256 views • Tags: autographed, j-alexander-greenwood, mystery, new-novel, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller
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Published on December 12, 2011 06:33 • 137 views • Tags: 99-cent-ebook, indie-book-blowout, j-alexander-greenwood, mystery, thriller
May 2012 bring all the best to you and yours.

P.S. Watch this blog for big news about my new book, Pilate's Key.
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Published on December 30, 2011 15:32 • 79 views • Tags: autographed, j-alexander-greenwood, mystery, new-novel, pilate-s-cross, pilate-s-key, thriller