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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Featured Indie Book: Potrero Hill (ML Hamilton)

Potrero Hill (ML Hamilton)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Murder Mystery Potrero Hill by ML Hamilton.

Potrero Hill is a Peyton Brooks' Mystery (Police Procedurals), loosely based on an actual event in the author's family. The book is character driven and has all the elements of a great murder mystery.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP Select & CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - released in Jan. 2012 / 247 pages.

About the Book

Potrero Hill is about a man named Jake Ryder who marries above himself into a very well-heeled San Francisco family with connections.

The marriage is a happy one, but he begins to notice his wife is becoming distant and withdrawn. He attributes it to her father’s massive stroke, but one day he comes home and finds her unconscious on the bathroom floor. When she dies unexpectedly, he becomes the prime suspect.

Two San Francisco Inspectors, Peyton Brooks and Marco D’Angelo, zero in on him and make his life a living hell. They isolate him from everyone and everything, including his friends, his job, and his bank account.

He is left with no choice but to run...

Murder Mystery "Potrero Hill" - Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] readers will appreciate Hamilton's vivid descriptions of San Francisco, and how she skillfully moves from one character's perspective to the next. The suspense builds right from the beginning, the characters are life-like, [...] Finished it in a weekend because I couldn't put it down!" - Charlotte Scott

- "This book has all the classic elements of a great suspense/murder mystery novel. If you love writers like James Patterson and Iris Johansen, you will enjoy reading this novel about a man who is becomes the suspect in the death of his wife, the daughter of a wealthy socialite. I highly recommend this novel." - B. Hartley

- "This piece shows Hamilton to be a fine mystery writer. [...] all making for an immensely satisfying and enjoyable read. This novel shows Hamilton in top form." - ZM (Amazon)

About the Author

ML Hamilton on Indie Author News
In January 2009, ML Hamilton made her first New Year’s resolution ever. She resolved to get serious about her writing and planned to spend the entire year finding an agent. She did better. She found a publisher. The following spring, her first fantasy novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publications in the United Kingdom. Since then her Publisher has published the next two novels in her fantasy series, one last summer and one next month.

In July of last year, ML Hamilton decided to venture into Indie Publishing with her contemporary rock star novel, Ravensong, and in January, she tackled a murder mystery with Potrero Hill: A Peyton Brooks’ Mystery.

ML Hamilton has always written, but her first memory was winning a writing contest in grade school. She wrote a short story about her hometown. She grew up in the beautiful coastal city of Pacifica, just outside of San Francisco. Pacifica was very wooded and a lot of the woods were being developed for housing. Her story was about a girl who was having a very hard time dealing with the loss of the natural habitat around her.

She majored in English at the University of California, Davis, and has been a teacher for the last 20 years, teaching writing and literature. She also teaches journalism.

Links to the Author and the Book

Link to ML Hamilton's Website

Connect with ML Hamilton on Twitter: @EmeraldAuthor

Link to the Book Potrero Hill (eBook) with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the Book Potrero Hill (Paperback) with Excerpt on Amazon

Read an Excerpt

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