My guru (wife) and I were talking about crime in America today. The killing of Love being a case in point. It seems to me that the media sensationalizes such killings for ratings rather than for any serious search for justice.
Every year, or is it every month/week now, we live through another grisly murder. So crime does pay, it seems, at least from the standpoint of media coverage. And with that coverage comes the high visibility attorney to defend the alleged killer. In this case it's Mark Geragos defending George Huguely against a murder charge of Yeardley Love, a UVA Lacrosse player.
So this case will be in the news for months to come, maybe even for the rest of the year. We don't really need to make up stories to get the public interested. The stories are happening every day.
So when someone asks me are the crimes that I write about in Cooper's Moon and Blood Moon real, I always say, sure, in a sense, that sense being that they are founded, to some extent, on real life.
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, will be out at the end of March, maybe sooner! 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
"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,"
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSTORE ON THE BOARDWALK OF REHOBOTH MD....
A new book signings is set for August 10th~
Check out "August Events" at WWW.Browseabout Books
(I know, I know, it looks like it is misspelled, but trust me, it's not....
STOP IN AND MEET THE AUTHOR~ RICHARD CONRATH
Rehoboth Beach, MD
Friday, August 10th
9-11 AM (Give the kids breakfast and then mosey on over to the bookstore)
Book talk, signing,
and a special program for the kiddos in the children's section of Browseabout Books
ENJOY THE PROGRAM THAT MORNING:
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE AND GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE BOOK? THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM ~ THERE WILL BE A PROGRAM FOR THE KIDS AS THE ADULTS STROLL THE BOOKSTORE RIGHT ON THE BEACH BOARDWALK