Author Pens Texas-sized Tale of Betrayal, Revenge

Carolyn Mello invites readers on a suspenseful rollercoaster ride in ‘Murder Once Removed’

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Mello presents a solidly created, complex mystery set against a southeastern Texas backdrop that is reminiscent of Hitchcock with sharply written Southern dialogue.

Orange, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

Carolyn Mello pens a twisted, Texas tale of triumph, domination and murder in her suspenseful new novel, “Murder Once Removed” (published by iUniverse).

When Sam Anderson meets Celeste D’Angelo in 1969, he charms her with his virile magnetism. Once the ring is on her finger, she discovers she married a redneck control freak driven by testosterone crazed behavior. Sam uses emotional blackmail to control Celeste. Pursuing an education and a career is more important to Celeste than her marriage, but Sam is determined to continue the Anderson name and have a son.

When Celeste “turns up missing,” in Sam’s words, Detective Doyle Holiday is wary from the beginning. Sam no longer controls Celeste or himself. Is he a victim of circumstantial evidence, or a mastermind of deception? Something just doesn’t sit right with Holiday. Holiday is torn between Sam’s story and his suspicions as he doggedly pursues a hunch in this Texas thriller.

Mello presents a solidly created, complex mystery set against a southeastern Texas backdrop that is reminiscent of Hitchcock with sharply written Southern dialogue. “Evil will always be evil and no matter what era, age, epoch, time or where people live, they still want respect,” the author writes. “This story transcends time and place, as it could be any society or decade.”

About the Author
Carolyn Mello is from Orange, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University and a master’s degree from McNeese State University. The author of several articles, she also wrote, produced, directed and performed in “The Misadventures of Handsome and Grumble in London-land,” which was presented at the Hampstead Brittania in London.

For more information please visit, http://www.carolynmello.com

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