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Leonard (leonardseet) | 2 comments Title: Magnolias in Paradise
Author: Leonard Seet
Genre: mystery/crime fiction
Length: 96,000 words
Format: mobi (kindle), epub, or pdf
Contact: leonardoseet@gmail.com

Let me know if you have any questions or are interested in reading. Thank you so much!

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Ernst arrives at the Paradise train station with fifty-thousand dollars to ransom his sweetheart, and while looking among the crowd for the young man with a magnolia, a beggar seizes his bag of cash and escapes through the revolving door. Chasing after the rascal, he slams into his contact--his girlfriend's lover in town. Now, he must beat his love-rival to the money and rescue her before the deadline.

MAGNOLIAS IN PARADISE is a 96,000-word crime novel and the first in a potential series. As in Larry Brown’s Father and Son, good confronts evil in a southern town. And as in Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July, an ordinary man gets sucked into a conspiracy, with psychopaths terrorizing a small town and FBI agents going after a corrupt sheriff. In the end, the man must take the law into his hands. But in this case, ending in tragedy. Here, I combined Will Christopher Baer’s surreal settings and mentally unstable villains, with Brian Evenson’s literary minimalism and heroes cursing their knowledge.


message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Umbaugh Hi Leonard,

This sounds like it is a polished draft, correct? Fast-paced crime is always a great reading diversion for me. I have an editorial service as well as beta reading service. If you would like to exchange details, please email me at ssumbaugh@aol.com

Thanks,
SU


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