Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Cold Open, A Sam North Mystery , by Greg Clarkin, and is just $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store; this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 74 customer reviews.
Category: Mystery / Thriller
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
When the nation’s number one cable news anchor, turns up floating in the East River, the cops label it a suicide. But his gorgeous widow is convinced he was killed and carries a secret that proves it.
Now she has Sam North believing it. The story-hungry TV reporter starts nosing around and discovers what Jack Steele found out the hard way…asking questions can get you disturbing answers, maybe even killed.
Hello, I’m Greg Clarkin.
I am a former print and TV reporter turned mystery writer. While reporting, I covered business news and worked for outlets as varied as the New York Post and CNN. My writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times and Men’s Journal.
Cold Open, A Sam North Mystery is my first novel, and the first in what I envision to be a mystery series featuring cable news reporter Sam North. With a wisecracking reporter as the main character, Cold Open captures the feel of a newsroom and introduces readers to a cast of colorful characters. It draws on my years of experience as a reporter for CNN. It is available here on Amazon as an ebook.
So why a cable news reporter as the main character? Well, I wanted someone who asked questions for a living, and I figured I had a good sense of the job. And after twenty-some years of reporting, I had seen enough scandals and interviewed enough scoundrels to know I had the seeds for plenty of stories.
While I was a reporter at CNN, I covered CEOs and Wall Street, titans of industry and entrepreneurs. Before getting into TV, I was a print reporter. That included a stop at the New York Post. Spend any time at a tabloid, and you’re forever seeing the world in terms of catchy headlines.
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Reporting for the Post taught me about writing a lot, and writing on deadline. Reporting for CNN refined the writing even more. You learn all about economy of words when a producer tells you have exactly a minute and a half to explain a 500-point drop in the Dow, or the bursting of the housing bubble.
In addition to the Post and CNN, my work has also appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Men’s Journal and The Hollywood Reporter.
Today, I live along the Connecticut coast with my wife and three children. In the spring and summer, I can be found coaching baseball. In the fall and winter, basketball. Year round, I’m plotting the next Sam North mystery, and working on other writing projects.
I enjoy hearing from readers and encourage you to visit my blog, http://www.gregclarkin.com, for the very latest news on Sam as well as other original stories, and ways to contact me.
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