Charles Crandall Releases New Book ‘A Promise of Death’

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New book is the first of a detective fiction trilogy set in the troublesome 1940s.

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Based on an actual case in the 1940s that involved major corporations, the story is well-researched. The intriguing sub-plots artfully done in the fast-paced story will keep the reader riveted until the end.

Charles Crandall’s first work of fiction, “A Promise of Death” (published by AuthorHouse), is set in war-ridden 1943 Los Angeles, and tells the gripping story of a real-life crime that happened in the city during that period.

Nick Black, a private investigator and former police detective, takes the case of Plattman, an accountant for an oil corporation. Plattman has stolen a confidential file that reveals a conspiracy to do away with the city rail system for the benefit of the oil companies and road vehicle manufacturers. Meanwhile, Regina Phelps hires Black to help her with a scandal threatening her family. Faced with murder charges and threats to his life, Black remains steadfast to his aim of bringing the culprits to justice.

Based on an actual case in the 1940s that involved major corporations, the story is well-researched. The intriguing sub-plots artfully done in the fast-paced story will keep the reader riveted until the end.

An excerpt from “A Promise of Death”

"The sweet smells of oven-baked tortillas and black beans boiling in open pots blowing in from Chavez Ravine, exotic aromas floating up from Chinatown and the acrid bite of automobile exhaust that you could feel in your throat, all of it combining to formulate air – L.A. air."    

"Black laughed. ‘You know something, Sammy Boy? You’re nothing without a blade. You’re a pipsqueak who talks tough because, inside, you’re scared shitless. Now, I outweigh you by-what do you think? A hundred pounds? I might start by taking your shiny little toy and shoving it up your scrawny ass.’”

“A Promise of Death”
By Charles Crandall
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781477256404
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781477256398
E-Book | 298 pages | ISBN 9781477258408
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charles Crandall studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and has authored 10 nonfiction books. “A Promise of Death” is his first work of fiction. This novel is book #1 of a trilogy featuring his hero, Nick Black.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.
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