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"Leonard Seet brings his intelligence and wit and gifts as a writer to a broader audience in "Magnolias in Paradise" in a gritty, realistic novel... reminiscent of the narrative technique of As I Lay Dying and Charming Billy... you'll definitely be engaged by this novel."
-David Lentz, Author of Bloomsday: The Bostoniad

"This book is immensely readable and is packed with fa
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ebook, 290 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Excelsior Publishing (first published October 1st 2016)
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Tony Parsons
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ernst Niebuhr had left Charleston, SC., behind him.
When the train came to a stop a sign read Welcome to Paradise, SC.
Mr. McDonald & Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald (55+) introduced their selves to him.
Al (beggar) had stolen Ernst very valuable bag. It had contained a large amount of money.
Rick also wanted Ernst to help him find Lee-Ann Russell who had been kidnapped.
Sheriff Todd Perry was greeted by Wolfgang (proprietor). The new Akdeniz Turkish restaurant was quite the place to eat.
FBI SA Wolfgang D
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Leonard
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This crime novel is coming out in 2016. I will be posting the blurp. Cheers.

Update: June 28, 2015

I want to thank the Beta readers for their comments. I am reviewing them and will be incorporating some.
(Yes, the blurp is coming.)

Update: June 29, 2015

I uploaded a temporary book cover so it wouldn't be the generic blank.

Update: July 11, 2015

I added the blurp in the book's description.

Update: October 5, 2015

I created a second edition and uploaded the book cover for the book.

I have updated the blur
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David Lentz
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leonard Seet brings his intelligence and wit and gifts as a writer to a broader audience in "Magnolias in Paradise" in a gritty, realistic novel. He uses a narrative style which brings you the perspective of the players in this grim game of hide-and-seek reminiscent of the narrative technique of "As I Lay Dying" and "Charming Billy." The net effect is that the reader must put the pieces together by gathering the limited understanding of each individual character as a patchwork quilt. This techni ...more
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Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Richard
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A fast paced gritty crime novel with twists and turns. It's a dark, dark, dark world.
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Leonard is the author of the novels Magnolias in Paradise and Meditation On Space-Time. His short fiction have appeared in the Duende Literary Journal, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and Pilcrow & Dagger. His story Black-Naped Oriole in Hokkaido Snow was a podcast winner at Pilcrow & Dagger. He received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition for the st
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