Friday, May 20, 2022

The Group


Sure, Ron Green had made a mistake, but it wasn't one that millions of other guys hadn't made before him. And maybe he deserved some sort of punishment, like his wife leaving him or his kids hating his guts. But this? Being the main suspect in a single murder was bad enough, but at the same time knowing he was a potential victim of a serial killer was even worse. However, before Green could convince the cops of his innocence, he first had to convince them the serial killer actually existed, and at the moment they weren't believing a thing he said.

read an excerpt... 

Ron wondered, briefly, just how much they really knew. He’d kept his e-mails and phone calls to Diane to a minimum, and had made sure they never had their picture taken together.

 “Professor Green?” The woman interrupted his thoughts.

 “Do I need a lawyer?” He directed his question towards the woman, Detective Lipscomb.

 “Not as far as we’re concerned. We’re in the earliest stages of the investigation, naturally, and we just need some background information.”

 “How did you get my name?”

 “Hey, buddy,”—this from the guy at the door—”We’re the ones who’re supposed to be asking the questions, and you’re supposed to be—”

 “Jack, he asked a legitimate question. Mr. Green,” Lipscomb said, “what was your relationship with Miss Brewster?”

  “None, lately,” Ron said.

 “But in the past?”

 “In the past we–hell, you have to know all this anyway. We were lovers.”

 “Are you married, Mr. Green?”

 “Yes,” he responded, looking at the female detective.

 “How long?” The guy. Ron looked his way.

 “Eight years.”

 “This your first affair?” The woman.

 “I really don’t see how that’s any of—”

 “It is our business,” said Hollis. “You want to answer or you want to get a lawyer?”

  “Do I need one?” Ron felt as though on some sort of eternal merry-go-round, always returning to the same starting point.

 “You’re not a suspect.” The man.

 An unspoken “yet” seemed to hang in the air between the three of them.

 This book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

about Kevin R. Doyle...

A high-school teacher, former college instructor, and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel.
 The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022.


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  1. Hi, I'd also like to thank you for posting my work. I'm off to work today but will check in later this evening for comments or questions.

  2. Glad to have you here on my blog. Best of luck with your book.

  3. Happy Friday! I hope that you have enjoyed your book tour and I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. I have enjoyed reading about you and your work throughout this tour and I am looking forward to reading your stories. Have a great weekend!

  4. Bea,
    Considering that today was the last day of school, I'm planning on a very good weekend. First up tonight, going to see the Ozark Mountain Daredevils in concert.


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