This week, there is yet another welcome return to Fiction Books for author Stan Schatt, who stopped by with a copy of his third paranormal / detective story in the ‘Frankie & Josh’ mystery series.
Thanks as ever, goes to NetGalley for facilitating the Kindle download of the book and to Stan for his continued support and excellent guest posts.
DEATH & DONUTS
Hollywood stars! Politicians! Betrayal! Murder! And a by-the-book cop just trying to do her job in the middle of it all.
To solve the murder of a movie star just weeks before the Academy Awards, Detective Frankie Ryan has to navigate through a web of Hollywood secrets and political landmines, not to mention the “old boys club” in her own police department. The presence of a new designer drug and the deaths it is tallying up threaten to hinder her investigation and leave her without a suspect—and maybe out of a job. Even with the aid of psychic reporter Josh Harrell, there is more confusion around every corner. Trusted friends will turn on her, leaving her unsure who to believe and who might be in on the murder and conspiracy.
Can Frankie discover the killer before it is too late?
Stan would perhaps describe himself as a futurist, technologist, novelist, and a person curious about many things.
His insatiable curiosity, might be well born out by the veritable roll call of jobs he has held over the years; including, but not limited to: autopsy assistant, police department administrator, salesman, sales manager, literature professor, telecommunications professor, technology analyst, and research director.
For many years he worked as a technology analyst, covering such diverse areas as: green technology, wireless networking, network security, and local area networks. He has written several books on these topics and started Schatt Research as a way for him to publish his views on key technology trends. Because traditional market research firms charge such outrageous fees for their reports, he decided to publish his studies as books online, available at Amazon for a tiny fraction of what the companies he worked for, sold the same type of material.
He is now a full-time writer and lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife, Jane. He is primarily writing mysteries at the moment when it comes to fiction, together with his technology papers and non-fiction books focusing on careers and retirement.
He is also a volunteer job facilitator for the Jewish Family Service in San Diego, with the goal of finding good jobs for the unemployed.
Catch up with all the latest news at Stan’s website
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