Mystery Crime Blog, RNZI, Amazon Best Seller

The Mystery Crime Blog today posted a complimentary item about my book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss.

Dare I Call It Murder? - A Memoir of Violent LossDare I Call It Murder? carefully and clearly deciphers a maze of contradictory claims for a highly believable conclusion.”

Thank you, blog host Barbara Lunsford, for posting this. Barbara also has a website, Mystery Crime Scene, with tons of information about crime-related books, movies and TV shows.


The interview with Bridget Tunnicliffe of Radio New Zealand International, broadcast yesterday, went well (IMHO). If you missed it, here’s a link to a Podcast (abbreviated) and text synopsis: Memoir unmasks new evidence in 36 year old mystery.

Amazon Best Seller

Although the book no longer sits atop the Hot New Releases list (it’s no longer considered a “new release”), it had a remarkable and gratifying  two-week run and remains in the top 10 of three Amazon Best Seller categories, including #3 in in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors.

Positive Response

I have been getting a lot of (mostly) positive comments and reviews about the book. Thank you to those of you who have responded. Some of the emails include old photos from high school and my father as a young man.

I find most gratifying, however, emails from people I’ve never met, but who have written to thank me for writing the book. Often these people  have also suffered a violent lossjoining the club none of us wanted to joinand say the book has helped them see that they are not alone, and the intense emotions they still feel years and even decades later are normal under the circumstances.

Global availability

The book is now available (in English) in France and Germany. The reach of the Internet still astonishes me.






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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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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 -- -- --
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