Welcome to Literary R&R's first stop on Giacomo Giammatteo's Murder Takes Time book blog tour, hosted by Pump Up Your Book. For this stop, we'll be spotlighting both the author and the book. We hope you enjoy!
(As provided by Pump Up Your Book)
A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn't good.
Frankie has taken two oaths in his life - the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable.
Those relationships have forced Frankie into many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years - and risks losing his life.
In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.
About the Author:
I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main character of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.
Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 41 animals - 12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.
Oh, and one crazy - and very large - wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.
Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. By day I am a headhunter, scouring the country for top talent to fill jobs in the biotech and medical device industry. In the evening I help my wife tend the animals, and at night - late at night - I turn into a writer.
Go check out the website: www.giacomogiammatteo.com. Look around, click some links, and, if you've got the time, tell me what you think.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark the Date:
Literary R&R's 2nd, and final, stop on this tour will be on July 30th when Mandy will review Murder Takes Time.