Michael Joy and Richard Conrath at the Mystery Writer's of America Christmas Party, Boca Raton, Florida. December, 2017 Michael, coordinator of the West Florida group, as a pirate, just in case you can't tell! Richard as his first mate....
Series debut focuses on predators who kidnap and sell childrenFLORIDA WRITERS
| April 11, 2018
“Cooper’s Moon,” the gripping first novel in a projected Cooper series by Richard Conrath, deals with timely issues and delivers elaborately painted South Florida settings, a strong protagonist and haunting horrors that will keep readers engaged and on edge. Cooper is a driven man. Seven years before the story’s point of attack, he and his wife Jillie suffered a marriage-destroying […]
Most great books are about things that affect us all. Today there is so much happening in our world that it's hard to chose what to write about: the threat of a nuclear attack, the ascent of other countries to challenge the US place on the world stage, the desperate state of things in Puerto Rico after hurricane Irma, harassment of women in the workplace--shall I stop?
But you get the idea..
So the topic of my next book should be...?
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, is now out andready for purchase on Amazon or B&N and other bookstores. Says one critic, Tris Coburn, "Coop's a cross between DeMille's Mac McCormack and Connelly's Bosch.
It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman says:
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
I'M THRILLED THAT I JUST RECEIVED THE FINALIST AWARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK, BLOOD MOON RISING.
THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IS GIVEN OUT SPARINGLY AND I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY (AND HARD WORKING!) AUTHORS TO BE PROVIDED THIS HONOR.
I FIND THAT THE MORE I WRITE, THE BETTER AND BETTER I GET TO KNOW MY CHARACTERS. I SLEEP WITH THEM.
COOPER IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, DIRECTING ME HERE AND THERE, WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
RICHIE IS WATCHING MY BACK WHENEVER I NEED HIS HELP.
HUCKSTER CROWE IS RIDING SHOTGUN AS HE MAKES OUR WAY THROUGH THE DEEPEST PART OF THE EVERGLADES
COME MEET MY WACKO CHARACTERS AND SEE WHO YOU LIKE BEST.