A speculative email from this new author collaboration, has me taking a well earned break from the run of rather hard core thrillers I have indulged over the past few weeks, to join a new character, with a fresh approach, to the world of unsolved murders.
‘THE SORROWFUL WOMAN‘
JULIA FLOWERS’ FIRST CASEBOOK
She is not a detective, a private investigator, or a pathologist. Julia Flowers, 50, divorced, and happy, is a specialist in Oriental antiques. And yet without her expertise the brutal murder of a former diplomat would remain unsolved. The mixture of antiques and murder, set in Edinburgh and North East Scotland, turns out to be more exciting than the Antiques Road Show on speed.
Forget Scandinavian Noir, this is Scotch Blanc.
The Sorrowful Woman is the first of four original investigations introducing the enigmatic Inspector Bland and the unique Julia Flowers, a woman sleuth like no other.
Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly to its Amazon page
ALAN M.A. FRIEDMANN
Alan M.A. Friedmann is a nom de plume, the creation of an unlikely couple: he an academic at an ancient British University, she the Oriental Artworks specialist at a major auction house.
Both wish to remain anonymous, as they value their privacy above exposure.
As Alan Friedmann cannot do book signings or give interviews, they rely solely on the quality and uniqueness of their writing, which they define as ‘Tartan Blanc’. Suspenseful, but not heavy, Scottish, but not parochial.
They are produced by a small independent Scottish publisher, with the success of ‘The Sorrowful Woman’ totally depending on word-of-mouth recommendations.
Check out all the latest news at the Alan Friedmann website
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