THE ADVOCATE’S KILLER is released today. It is book number eleven in The Advocate Series. This book was written in the shortest length of time so far. However, it had less to do with an increase in my writing speed, than it had to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. Stuck at home in isolation gave me a lot of writing time.
I have to tell you though, I’m starting to get cabin fever. I miss my walks at the bay and the beach. I miss seeing my family. I miss going to the movies. Heck, I even miss going to the store, and I hate to shop.
I sit here feeling sorry for my self, and then I think about how lucky I really am. My heart goes out to all those families who have lost loved ones. They will forever feel the loss. For the rest of us, this won’t last forever, and if we are all kind and thoughtful of others, we can get through this together.
Stay safe and Covid-19 Free.
THE ADVOCATE’S HOMICIDES, the eighth book in The Advocate Series, released today. This was a tough book to write, but it needed to be done. It took longer than usual to write for many reasons–some personal, some just because of the subject matter of the book, but in the end, I’m glad I wrote it. I hope you enjoy it, and as usual, I welcome your comments either as a review or in an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to hear from my readers.
Here are a few of the early reviews:
“If you have a sense of justice, you’ll love this book and appreciate the ending. The only downside is, you may lose some sleep while you’re reading it.”–Kindle Customer.
“Had me on the edge of my seat. The author keeps you guessing all the way through. The story was well-developed, the characters, even the more minor ones, were very real….She really makes you care about what the children have to go through to get justice. You can tell they aren’t just characters to her.”–Lady Silverlocks
“This IS your personal best. What a spell binder. You need to write me a check in the amount of ‘One Good Night’s Sleep’. I couldn’t put it down. Your ending reads like a concerto at the end of a memorable symphony.”–Rodger
JP has been a favorite character of The Advocate Series. The women love him, the men want to be him. He is the character I get the most remarks about in all my books. A lot of my readers have asked for more JP, so here it is. I have written a short story about JP when he was young. It’s called DEADLY SECRETS.
The book is a FREE download and can be read on any digital reader, tablet, or computer. All you have to do to get the book is to sign up for my mailing list on my website at www.teresaburrell.com. A passcode will pop up and you can download the book right then and there. If you are already on my mailing list and for some reason missed the email that I sent out with the code, please send me an email at email@example.com and I will explain what to do. The book is getting great reviews so don’t miss out and happy reading!
Jeff Sherratt was a dear friend to me and a great storyteller. He wrote The Jimmy O’Brien Mystery Series which included The Brimstone Murders, Guilty or Else, and Detour to Murder. He raced against the clock to finish his last novel in the series, Cyanide Perfume, but time ran out before the final edits. His loving wife, Judy Sherratt, judiciously completed this novel so it remained Jeff’s work. I know many of you have been waiting for this novel to be released. It took a long time and a lot of hard work by his wife, along with the help of a few others, not the least of which was his good friend and editor, Mike Sirota.
Anyone who ever knew Jeff would tell you what a wonderful storyteller he was. If you get a chance to pick up his book Cyanide Perfume on Kindle or in paperback on Amazon you can see for yourself. I’m sure you will enjoy it—his final words.
Jeff was a man with integrity, a great sense of humor, and a heart the size of Texas. He gave good advice, shared his knowledge with whoever would listen, and loved his family more than anything on this earth. I only knew Jeff Sherratt for a few years, but he felt like a brother to me. He was my mentor and a dear friend. He took me under his wing and led me into the world of fiction. I have him to thank for my success as a novelist.
Sometimes in life, a friend comes along just when you need him, leads you where you need to go, and watches out for you along the way. Jeff was that friend to me—and I expect to countless others who crossed his path.
Whenever Jeff did an event with other authors or attended their events (which he always seem to make time to do), he never failed to buy the other authors’ books. Not only did he buy them, he read them, and wrote reviews.
So if you want to return a favor he did for you, you can do that by purchasing Cyanide Perfume. And if you enjoy his last book, please go on Amazon and leave a review, or at least tell your friends about the book. Jeff would appreciate it and so would his loving wife, Judy. I know it would make her feel good to know that people cared enough to take the time to do that for him.
Rest in peace, Jeff Sherratt. May your words live on…
Author of The Advocate Series