Well, after a few last-minute mishaps to do with converting my book to the Kindle and Nook platforms, it is finally finally finally…here! This is my fourth book; the second adult novel. WhoddaThunk! The latest effort is titled DEAD LETTER and I think it is my best yet if I do say so myself! There are several other books with the same title. This is perfectly legal, as long as you do not use a title of achievement. An example of the latter would be the Harry Potter series or Hunger Games or To Kill a Mockingbird—any title that has achieved some notoriety and established itself as unique. OddIy, you can copyright a book, but not its title. It would be outrageous if my version of “Dead Letter” is the book that become “worthy” of title protection and then from this point forward no one dare title their book the same. Wishful thinking, but fun to ponder.
Okay, here is the skinny on the book. It is a love story. Yes, I am capable of telling one. But there’s more to the book than just love. It is also a suspense mystery with what I hope will be a “holy crap!” ending for most readers. The story follows the 40-year efforts of a father and son to solve the mystery of a long lost letter from a soldier to his girl friend during World War II.
The setting is in a small town—a real town—on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is Chesapeake Bay country, my favorite place on earth. I spent two great summers there as a young boy. Later, as an adult when we lived in Washington for ten years, we sailed out of Annapolis for many of them. The fond memories of the Chesapeake Bay have served me well in establishing a setting for my story.
If you are interested in reading DEAD LETTER, you will find it at either amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. It comes in paperback or e-version. The best way to search for it is to go to either of the websites and enter “dead letter kuhn” and that should take you directly to the book’s page. If you would like to learn more about the book, it has its own website: www.deadletterbook.com. If you read it and find it to your liking I would encouraged you to leave a sentence or two of positive feedback on the amazon page. Reader reviews have a strong influence on how much promotion I get for the book. Anything you do on its behalf is, of course, is greatly appreciated. I may write you a “live” letter of thanks.
Okay, that’s the end of my humble pitch. If you judge a book by its cover, DEAD LETTER should grab your eye.
Books by Marc Kuhn: DEAD LETTER…Young love, misguided jealousy, a world war and a long lost letter whose shocking mystery is opened 40 years later; THE POPE’S STONE, an historical novel that follows two descendants of a Virginia family who, despite living a century apart, share uncanny similarities in their lives; NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE, a collection of whimsical verse featuring thought-provoking “never-do’s” that children should beware of; and ABOUT A FARM, a children’s book about challenges we all face every day, regardless of where we live. All three books are available at amazon.com and each has its own .com website under its title.
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