The audio version of Open Season has been a long time coming, but I think it has been worth the wait. The narrator did an outstanding job, and the only hitch has been with my being so new to the Amazon ACX program and stumbling along as I tried to get my part of the production done. Well, that and the fact that the ACX website is not easy to navigate. Whoever created it assumed that everyone has a high level of computer expertise. They forgot about us
old, er, mature folks who did not grow up with computers and need simple, clear instructions when starting a new task.
So I proudly give to you:
The first edition of Open Season came out in hardback with Five Star Cengage Gale and received some nice reviews.
THIS FROM PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY: Miller spins a tight tale that’s a cut above the average police procedural in this first of a new series introducing Dallas police detective Sarah Kingsly. Still reeling from community protests over her accidental shooting of a 14-year-old African-American boy during an undercover drug operation that went awry and left her partner dead, Sarah anxiously awaits the ruling of the Dallas Review Board. Meanwhile, in a PR move, her superiors team her with a new, African-American partner, Angel Johnson. Both women must overcome their mistrust of each other and thorny racial conflicts as they try to solve a series of mall murders, in which three men with drug problems are garroted to death with piano wire by a killer who leaves increasingly frantic messages at the crime scenes. The investigation tests Sarah and Angel in ways both expected and unexpected. Readers will want to see more of these engaging female cops.
FROM LIBRARY JOURNAL: Miller, Maryann. Open Season. Five Star: Gale Cengage. Dec. 2010. c.302p. ISBN 9781594149153. $25.95. M
Several killings at Dallas shopping malls, dubbed the Mall Murders, are made even more high profile by the killer feeding his point of view to an ambitious TV reporter. The case has been assigned to white homicide detective Sarah Kingsly, who is under fire after recently shooting a young, black drug dealer who had killed her partner. Her new partner is Angel Johnson, a black woman whose family is pressuring her not to work with Sarah. With no clues to point them in any direction, Sarah and Angel doggedly inch toward the killer’s identity. The suspense level is jacked up to a fever pitch when political pressure and racial tension adds to the stress of the officers caught in the middle. VERDICT Try this debut mystery by a journalist for its open treatment of current urban problems, clean prose, and realistic depiction of women working together. For readers who enjoy Robin Burcell and fans of police procedurals.
Free! Free! Free!
To celebrate the release, I have ten coupons codes to give away for free audio versions of Open Season. My only request is that you leave a review at Amazon and Audible after you
read…er, listen to the book.
Here is how to redeem the coupons:
- Go to my book’s page on Audible.com: OPEN SEASON
- Add the audiobook to your cart.
- Create a new Audible.com account or log in.
- Enter the promo code and click “Redeem” on the cart page.
- To change the price from full price to $0.00, click the box next to “1 Credit” and click the “update” button to apply the credit to your purchase.
- Complete checkout, and start listening to the free copy of the book.
Here is a list of the codes. As each one is used please leave me comment so I know it is no longer valid and can remove it from the list.