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My novel “Flagler’s Island” has been picked up by the British publisher Unbound, shortlisted for The Bookseller Industry Awards Independent Publisher of the Year, 2013 & 2014. The prestige publisher with an impressive list of authors has one of its books longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
“Flagler’s Island” is a detective thriller set in Palm Beach, Florida. P.I. Harry Flagler, a distant relation to the founder of Palm Beach, takes on a weird case: investigate the death of nineteen polo ponies. Delving into the arcane world of polo leads him to the unseen, not very tourist friendly underbelly of a town that savors its reputation as a haven for the privileged. Politics, intrigue, family jealousy, and murder creep from the palm trees and tropical flora of Florida’s vaunted “Island” whose motto is “Best of Everything”.
You have a unique opportunity to see the book come to life. Unbound is the harbinger for the future of book publishing. Instead of releasing a novel and hoping readers download or buy a hard copy, they developed a plan whereby those of you who want to read my book based on the chapter supplied, the synopsis and my scintillating promotional video, will pledge a few dollars to get it published. Since Unbound is in England, your dollars will be changed to pound sterling. Everyone who makes a pledge receives a copy of the book. The higher the pledge, the better the reward. Share “Flagler’s Island” with friends and acquaintances. Check it out. Go to unbound.co.uk/books/flaglers-island
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