“Dare I Call It Murder?” Featured in ALLi News, Ranked in 5 Amazon Best-Seller Lists

Dare I Call It Murder? - A Memoir of Violent LossThe Alliance of Independent Authors featured my book in today’s news bulletin, noting that Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss was “#2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list for Biographies & Memoirs and as high as #6 for Best Sellers in Author Biographies.”

However, that information is already out of date. As of this morning, just three weeks after Wigeon Publishing launched the book,  it sits in the top 10 of five Amazon Best Seller lists. This includes both memoir and true crime, the latter of which ranks it between two editions of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and five notches above Ann Rule.

The book has been #1 in the Hot New Releases list for the past week. Hard to believe.

Current rankings:

  •  #1 Amazon Hot New Releases in Biographies & Memoirs of Authors
  • #2 in Amazon Hot New Releases in Murder & Mayhem True Accounts

A BIG THANK YOU to all of my supporters who together have propelled this book into the public eye. I also appreciate the kind words you have sent me and the sterling reviews. I could not have achieved this without your help.

Here’s a sample of the Amazon Customer Reviews the book has received so far:

  • I got this book yesterday and could not put it down until I finished it!
  • Couldn’t put it down! Just finished at almost two in the morning.
  • I started “Dare I Call It Murder?” about 3:00 PM on a Sunday afternoon. At 12:30 AM, after reaching the last page, I could finally lay down the book and just sat there, thinking.
  • Larry Edwards is a professional writer, and one helluva good one. His engaging style is sometimes eloquent and beautiful, other times effectively terse and sarcastic. One caveat . . .  Be prepared to give up a full day to read this narrative, because you will not be able to close the book until you have read the last word. And then set aside some time to reflect and shed a few tears.
  • I couldn’t put this book down. . . . I felt his pain and sorrow. . . . I am still hoping the family gets the justice they deserve.
  • You will not be able to put it down until you come to your own conclusions at the end.
  • I, too, could not put the book down! Finished it at midnight. It is such a riveting story and is well written. . . . I hope that this book will bring further investigation of this senseless tragedy and his family can find closure when justice is served.

Coming Events

Radio: Next Monday I am being interviewed by Radio New Zealand for a broadcast to be aired later in the week. Details to come.

Bookstore appearances: Three scheduled so far, two in Seattle (Eagle Harbor Book Co.,  Third Place Books) and one in San Diego (Warwick’s). Check out the Events page on the Dare I Call It Murder? website for the latest.

News: In case you missed it, my book got front-page coverage in the Kirkland Reporter last Friday. You can read the story online.

Blog: The book got a mention on the Tacoma.com blog.

Bookstores: A pleasant surprise—the MightyApe bookstore now offers the book in New Zealand and Australia.

The book is also available in Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Poland (go figure), and South Africa. Visit the website for a full list of Where to Buy the book.

I also post more immedate updates on the book’s Facebook page.

About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.larryedwards.com/wigeonpublishing/
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