His entry begins:
I'm gearing up to write the first book of a series and so I've been reading some of the masters to get inspired. Lately I've caught up with some of the Spenser novels I had missed. A Catskill Eagle, was good but not Robert B. Parker at his best. It did make me eager to read Looking For Rachel Wallace, which I'm having trouble finding because it's out of print. I just finished Chandler's Lady of the Lake and immediately decided to quit being a writer! He's...[read on]Among the early praise for Darkness All Around:
"Magee's book is a tantalizing puzzle that plays with your mind. Killer suspense with twists and turns and surprises until the last piece is in place. Wow. I loved it."Learn more about the book and author at Doug Magee's website and the Darkness All Around website.
"Doug Magee's Darkness All Around is a rarity: a real mystery by a real writer. If you're looking for a page-turner with characters who live and breathe and a setting that's as authentic as your hometown, you'll be very happy you picked it up."
--Peter Blauner, Edgar-award-winning author of Slow Motion Riot and Slipping Into Darkness
"Darkness All Around is an exciting romantic suspense that grips readers from the moment Sean returns to town. The cast is fully developed so that the audience understands what motivates the key players to behave the way they have now and a decade ago. Doug Magee writes a taut thriller in which the suspense is front and center while the romantic subplot supports the mystery."
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