Today we're celebrating the first book in William Potter's Jack Staal Mystery Series, DEAD OF KNIGHT.
William was bitten by the writing bug at an early age. Shortly after watching the first remake of King Kong, around the age of ten or eleven, he scribbled a few pages about a mutant crab and called it a book.
He discovered poetry in his teens and continues to write verse today. However, that kid's dream of writing a book never went away. In 2001 he decided to get serious about fiction and dabbled in short stories with some success. With his budding confidence, he attempted greater and greater word counts. Before long he had a collection of shorts and a novella that approached novel length. It was time, after waiting twenty-five years since that monstrous crustacean of his childhood; he attempted another novel in 2003 and finished the first draft just before Christmas 2004.
After he finished the first draft of his first novel, he decided to let the manuscript sit and cool. He wrote another novella and several shorts and then sat down to write a second novel in 2006. The novellas and shorts became his first book, the award winning collection, LIGHTING THE DARK SIDE - SIX MODERN TALES. DEAD OF KNIGHT is his first published novel.
When he's not writing he's reviewing books. William lives in New Westminster, Canada with his wife and two children.
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Your next birthday could be murder.
DEAD OF NIGHT - A Jack Staal Mystery by William R. Potter
Believing he is a soldier of justice, a young man begins a callous campaign of terror, murdering women on their birthdays. Convinced of his righteousness, he continues his brutal crusade forcing the citizens of Hanson, B.C. to acknowledge a serial killer is active in their rural community. Detective Constable Jack Staal is anxious to work the biggest case of his career. Staal is forced to the outside when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Integrated Homicide Teams are assigned to the case. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Staal convinces his colleagues to follow his lead and pursue a serial killer who the media has dubbed “Birthday Boy.”
Told from the perspective of both killer and cop, DEAD of KNIGHT is a cat and mouse thriller sure to delight fans of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta or Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch.
Available in print, e-book, and Kindle.
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