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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Ltd. Supplies to: CA US Availability: Out of stock Expected Ship Date: Aug 20, 2013 Carton Quantity: 56 $14.95 CAD
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Long Gone Man
By (author): Phyllis Smallman

ISBN:

9781771510301

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 17, 2013
$14.95 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

8in x 5.25 x 0.5 in | 260 gr

Page Count:

240 pages
TouchWood Editions
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • Short Description

Singer Brown’s life takes a nosedive after the suspicious death of her lover, Michael, a roadie for a rock band called Vortex. Twenty years later, she is looking for revenge. In a thick fog, a ferry docks on Glenphiddie Island and Singer’s decrepit van unloads. The homeless singer is there to find the man who destroyed her life all those years ago. But she arrives too late. Someone has already killed Vortex’s lead singer, Johnny Vibes. And now the murderer is coming after Singer.

Each of the former band members is hiding sins, both old and new—secrets worth killing for. But Singer has one potential ally: Johnny Vibes’s wife, who has just as much to lose as Singer. While trying to clear her name and solve the mystery of Michael’s death, Singer enters a dangerous and deadly world of jealousy, greed, and murder.

Set in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, this series follows Singer Brown, a homeless woman who sings on the streets for coins and watches life ebb and flow around her. With a knack for being in the right place at the wrong time, Singer is one of society’s invisible people. And being unseen is an incredible advantage to have when you’re digging for secrets.

Singer Brown’s life takes a nosedive after the suspicious death of her lover, Michael, a roadie for a rock band called Vortex. Twenty years later, she is looking for revenge. In a thick fog, a ferry docks on Glenphiddie Island and Singer’s decrepit van unloads. The homeless singer is there to find the man who destroyed her life all those years ago. But she arrives too late. Someone has already killed Vortex’s lead singer, Johnny Vibes. And now the murderer is coming after Singer.

Each of the former band members is hiding sins, both old and new—secrets worth killing for. But Singer has one potential ally: Johnny Vibes’s wife, who has just as much to lose as Singer. While trying to clear her name and solve the mystery of Michael’s death, Singer enters a dangerous and deadly world of jealousy, greed, and murder.

Set in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, this series follows Singer Brown, a homeless woman who sings on the streets for coins and watches life ebb and flow around her. With a knack for being in the right place at the wrong time, Singer is one of society’s invisible people. And being unseen is an incredible advantage to have when you’re digging for secrets.

Award-winning mystery author Phyllis Smallman's writing has appeared in Spinetingler and Omnimystery magazines. After being shortlisted for the Debut Dagger in the UK and the Malice Domestic in the US, Phyllis's debut mystery won the first Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur in 2007. In 2009, Margarita Nights was shortlisted for Best First Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. In 2010, Good Morning America named the Sherri Travis Mysteries one of the six top series for a summer read. Her fourth book, Champagne for Buzzards, was one of three mysteries chosen as a best cottage read by Zoomer Magazine for summer 2011. Phyllis worked in a library and as a potter before turning to a life of crime. Depending on the time of year, she can be found on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, or Manasota Beach, Florida. Visit Phyllis's website at phyllissmallman.com.

• Marketing and publicity campaign targeting
major daily newspapers, broadcast media, and
online communities as well as specific outlets
such as Publishers Weekly, Library Journal,
Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, The Globe and Mail,
National Post, Quill & Quire, BC BookWorld,
Mystery Scene Magazine, Hamilton Spectator,
and the website Crime Fiction Lover
• Literary festival tour targeting Victoria,
Vancouver, Campbell River, Galiano, Toronto
(Bloody Words)
• Online marketing and promotion via Goodreads,
49th Shelf, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and
mystery websites and blogs
• Print and electronic ARCs
For more information contact
[email protected]

[Smallman] deftly drip-feeds us [the main character's] back story as the novel progresses, and she is to be congratulated for creating such a fascinating and engaging character who is more than capable of taking centre stage." —Crime Fiction Lover

"With Sherri Travis taking a well-deserved Florida respite, talented Phyllis Smallman starts a new exciting mystery series diagonally across the continent. Singer is terrific and the cops competent; but it is the angry band members and their families who make for a strong amateur sleuth as the audience, Wilmot and the heroine uncover their guilt, rage and greed. Fast-paced, readers will appreciate the first act while expecting encores." —The Midwest Book Review

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