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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

This week I would like to extend a warm, welcome return to Fiction Books, by author Stan Schatt.

As always, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Stan, for continuing to show faith in Fiction books, to offer promotional posts for his books, even though full reviews may not always be forthcoming in a timely fashion, due purely and simply to my own time constraints.

‘A Bullet For The Ghost Whisperer’ is the second book in the Detective ‘Frankie Ryan’ series and sounds like a great follow-on from her debut mission in ‘Silent Partner’.


Cover Image Of A Bullet For The Ghost WhispererWhen the CEO of Zynx, a high-tech startup company, is found dead at his desk, determined Detective “Frankie” Ryan is assigned the case. She learns that everyone entering and leaving the super-secure building is logged in and out automatically—it would take a ghost to get through that kind of security. She enlists reluctant gossip columnist and ace reporter for the Midnight Whisperer Josh Harrell, to help her solve the case. After all, he has his own ghostly assistant, a seductive spirit that only he can see. But can she save Josh and Frankie from the killer?

‘A Bullet for the Ghost Whisperer’, is a good old-fashioned police procedure mystery with a dollop of the paranormal. Sprinkle in a dose of high-tech intrigue, a pinch of Harry Bosch, and a touch of Faye Kellerman’s ‘Rina and Peter’ novels and you have a fun read.


Image Of Author Stan Schatt

Stan describes himself as a futurist, technologist, novelist, and a person curious about many things.

His curiosity about things might be well born out by the veritable roll call of jobs he has held over the years including: autopsy assistant, police department administrator, salesman, sales manager, literature professor, telecommunications professor, and 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 companies he worked for sold the same type of material.

Stan 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 Stan at his website

Check in with Stan on Twitter

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Police procedurals are another genre I quite enjoy and this sounds like one with some really interesting twists to it. Intriguing!

    No new books at my house this past week.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Stan’s offering to the world of troubled Detectives, Francis (Frankie) Ryan, has already been dubbed by the press as “a feminist vigilante who takes the law into her own hands.”

      So I shall be interested in following just how he develops the character and that of her unofficial assistant, Josh “a tabloid reporter who can’t decide if he’s a psychic who sees ghosts or just someone going insane.”

      Definitely an interesting mix!
      Even without the generosity of both authors and publishers, I could have several new books every week without any problem. However I have finally managed to suppress the urge to enter just about every book seller, or charity shop I pass … Well Almost 🙂

      Have a great week.

    • Hi Mary,

      I always often follow your posts featuring romantic and contemporary fiction, as I enjoy reading a very eclectic mix of genres, although I do have to admit that just recently my selection has been slightly skewed towards the murder/mystery – thriller/suspense genres, but that is in no way intentional !

      Thanks for still taking the trouble to stop by, I always look forward to hearing from you 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      I like this cover too, although as the book isn’t actually out for a few weeks yet, Stan hasn’t added it to Goodreads or Amazon to date, so there are no links available.

      I don’t read a lot of paranormal fiction, however this series doesn’t sound as though it takes the while thing too seriously, so it may be a good place for me to ‘cut my teeth’ on the genre 🙂
      I never mind if anyone wants to go off-topic when they stop by, it all adds to an interesting discussion, I’m off to check out the link now 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I thought that the title of the first book in the series, ‘Silent Partner’ was quite apt, however ‘A Bullet For The Ghost Whisperer’ really is such a perfect title.

      I am not a huge fan of the paranormal, but if this series is going to overlaid with some sound police procedural, then I can live with that.

      I always enjoy both Faye Kellerman’s and Michael Connelly’s writing, so if Frankie and Josh can emulate either ‘Harry Bosch’ or ‘Rina and Peter’, then the series should be well worth the read!

      I hope that all is well with you and thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

    • Hi Vicki,

      It really would be boring if we all enjoyed reading similar storylines, wouldn’t it? There would never be any cause for debate or discussion if we all liked the same thing!

      I still want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment, it is always good to hear from you 🙂

    • Hi Leslie,

      It doesn’t sound as though this story is either too heavy on the violence sometimes associated with a police procedural / thriller, or delves too intensely into certain aspects of the paranormal, which for me makes this book an ideal read.

      I do still have the first book in the series ‘Silent Partner’, so I may decide to read that one first and establish a connection with the protagonists.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy ‘A Bullet For The Ghost Whisperer’, should you decide to add it to your list 🙂

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