Sunday, December 8, 2013

From The Waist Up

From The Waist Up

A Mystery awaits you!
Guest Blog Post by Lawson Brooks.

From The Waist Up represents Lawson Brooks’ debut into the world of mystery novels. A provocative fusion of Walter Mosley, George Pelecanos and Elmore Leonard—Lawson has garnered attention with his descriptive writing style, authentic portrait of Washington, DC and ability to employ twists and turns in his story that will have readers guessing until the end.

Set in 1996, From The Waist Up follows Felix Anderson’s journey to find the killer of his wife while trying to escape the glare of two tenacious detectives. Lawson utilizes his interests in history, politics and biographies to present readers with a captivating insight into the culture of African-American Professionals in the nation’s capital where he currently resides. From The Waist Up is the first work published by the Brooks Media Group.

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I put From The Waist Up in my computer case as I was leaving to board a plane for Chicago on a Tuesday. I began reading upon taking my airline seat and I continued through my change of planes in Detroit and on to Chicago. With suspense, I picked it up again Wednesday night. I could not put it down, until I came to page 238 during the early morning hours of Thursday. You got, and kept the attention of this non-fiction reader who has not read more than 3 fiction books in the last 25 years. Great Book! — J. Franklin Long, Manassas, VA
More about the book

Infidelity is a gamble that when exposed, carries devastating  repercussions.  Add murder and the stakes go through the roof.  Felix Anderson unwittingly learns this lesson and the costs are high.  A one-night indiscretion, the subsequent slaying of his beautiful, young wife, and his own evasive behavior places him under a cloud of suspicion despite an ironclad alibi.

Relentlessly shadowed by Detectives Monroe Waters and Kevin Conner, Feilx’s continual missteps cast doubt on his innocence.  Complicating his predicament is a hefty insurance settlement, a dubious financial transaction and unpredictable ex-lover.  Undeterred, Felix focuses on finding his wife's killer.  As he attempts to put the pieces together Felix is propelled through a series of events that leave him no margin for error.

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