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Carolyn is finishing up a young adult romantic comedy. More about that when we decide whether to go Indie or traditional route with that one.
Tony and Carolyn are spiffing up a coming of age story for boys, based on Tony's life in NJ in the l950s.
Meanwhile, we're offering a FREE COPY of Forensics by the Numbers this month. Here's a brief description:
Feisty forensic nurse examiner at NYC's busiest hospital for assault and murder cases, Jewel Connor has a talent for getting late night assignments and sparring with the egotistical cop on her investigative team. When her DA-friend turns up on the examining table, dying, Jewel searches for an explanation with an assist from her millionaire husband and attack dog, Max. Secrets from her past threaten to erupt and she has no control over what will happen then. Her cop partner warns her to stay out of the investigation, but Jewel ignores him. If she doesn't watch out, she may soon end up on a forensic examiner's table herself.
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"Forensics By the Numbers: A Jewel Conner Mystery is based on the science and investigative practices of our nation’s forensic experts. Drawing on their experiences as a forensic nurse examiner and weapons renovation specialist, Carolyn Chambers Clark and Anthony Auriemma weave a tale of intrigue that gives readers an inside peek into the world of forensic investigation.
Written from the perspective of forensic nurse, Jewel Conner, Forensics By the Numbers provides a realistic story grounded in the experiences of someone from the field of forensics.
As a New York City forensic nurse examiner, Jewel Conner understands all too well why New York is known as “the city that never sleeps.” On her way home from yet another late night shift collecting evidence and examining a domestic violence victim, Jewel gets a call from her boss. Paramedics brought in another victim. Alive, but barely. Back-to-back shifts are common in Jewel’s line of work, but this case is different. The victim is her best friend—District Attorney, Sara Jenkins.
In her fifteen years as a forensic nurse examiner, Jewel has examined women of all types, but she has never before been faced with examining a friend. However, being a professional, Jewel collects evidence and questions Sara until, to Jewel’s horror, Sara goes into cardiac arrest. When Sara dies on the operating table, Jewel vows to find her friend’s killer. Before Jewel can even begin her investigation, another victim is found attacked in the same manner as Sara. Then another one of Jewel’s friends goes missing.
When clues begin to point to a convicted serial killer Jewel helped put away, she begins to fear that the killer will be coming after her next. In order to focus on her work and solve the case, Jewel is forced to fight back some haunting memories from her past. The lead detective of the investigation agrees to give Jewel protection, but refuses to give her access to information or make her a part of the official case.
Not one to give up, Jewel seeks help from her husband, Burk, the millionaire software developer with a mysterious past he refuses to talk about. The pair of newlywed sleuths and their loyal German Shepherd uncover a tangled web of facts that casts suspicion on some unexpected people.
Burk is able to track down some clues to the case through sources he won’t divulge, which raises a few questions in Jewel’s mind about the man she married. While Burk consults a network of inscrutable informants, Jewel uses the science of forensics to find the killer before he can kill again. Between the threatening messages and enigmatic clues they’ve uncovered, Jewel and Burk realize they can’t trust anyone to help them. They soon find themselves running not only from the killer but the police as well. Jewel and Burk are in a race for survival. Will they be able to find the killer before he finds them? This book provides a suspenseful conclusion that few readers will see coming.
Veteran authors Carolyn Chambers Clark and Anthony Auriemma have created a fast-paced story full of surprising plot twists. The authors deftly interweave the main thread of the story with the underlying issues of everyday life. The characters are well thought out and complex. Jewel is a tenacious investigator who really cares for the victims she is trying to help. Her husband Burk provides the anchor of support Jewel needs to remain grounded and optimistic.
Clark and Auriemma provide a book that offers a real understanding of the work of forensic examiners while providing an entertaining storyline and dashes of humor. They describe the culture and tactics of this world vividly and with an attention to detail that gives readers a better understanding of this captivating field. Gripping from page one, this book will keep you guessing until the very end."
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Can you tell I'm wearing two of my tennis warmup suits, one on top of the other? A couple from Michigan who came from zero degrees said it felt warm. I guess that's why they were in shorts.
Here's a picture of me at the fair with my health/self-care books and our e-book list.
Wish you'd been there yesterday so we could have chatted. Next time, I'll let you know before it happens! Okay?
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"Candy, Murder & Me" by Carolyn Chambers Clark and Anthony Auriemma ... has some wackiness, some mystery, some romance and lots of good recipes.
Cookie Berelli is a full-figure dress designer and the main star of the book. There is a large supporting staff: Sam Falcone, the dead PI guy; Rhonda, Sam’s assistant and in charge of running his PI office; Joey, the big brother always available to help Cookie out of her predicaments; the evil man with the gold tooth; and other good and bad guys we meet throughout "Candy, Murder & Me".
The main plot is about clearing Cookie of the embezzlement charges that her boss has accused her of and finding the killer of Sam Falcone, the PI Cookie hired to clear her name. Cookie and Rhonda form a partnership trying to piece together the few clues they have to track down the murderer. They are forced to flee from a mysterious man in a black limo, run from a scary man with a gold tooth, break into the designer company, and steal a truck.
"Candy, Murder & Me" is a fun book. Fans of the Stephanie Plum books will see the same type of characters in this book and will really enjoy the story. It is a light read written with humor but with a serious side to it. An added bonus is the many delicious recipes sprinkled throughout the book. You can’t stop yourself from pausing and hitting your candy stash while reading this one.
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