Author D.J. Cotten’s new book “A Double Murder in Eastern Ohio” is a riveting work of fiction depicting a heinous crime in a small town in Ohio.

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Recent release “A Double Murder in Eastern Ohio” from Page Publishing author D.J. Cotten is a gripping and methodical account of a fictionalized crime based on an actual unsolved case in his neighborhood in 1979.

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D.J. Cotten, a Michigan native with a lifelong interest in psychology, crime, and literature who earned an associate degree in criminal justice in his early seventies, has completed his new book “A Double Murder in Eastern Ohio”: a gripping crime story in the journalistic style of Truman Capote’s classic “In Cold Blood”.

Cotten writes, “The book deals with the criminal mind and why some people do the things they do. It is mostly about psychology and why some people turn out to be self-centered egomaniacs not caring for others as long as they get their gratification such as the two sons of a woman who wanted her to sign everything she has over to them and then be interned in some nursing home where she would most probably be abused by staff members not to mention the negligence. A month and half earlier, she suffered a debilitating stroke, but neither one of her sons came to see her in the hospital and never once called her to find out how she was. As the two sons were growing up, she and her husband became increasingly disappointed in them. The woman prayed for then to become less self-centered, but to no avail. She eventually became an atheist as did her husband. Another subject the book deals with is obsession and how it motivates some people do bodily harm as well as perpetrating murder. Finally, it deals with why some people act the way they do due to their upbringing such as why a nurse turned on her mother because her mother favored her older sister.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, D.J. Cotten’s engrossing book is a chilling psychological profile of a number of diverse personalities, from a nurse with a low threshold for annoyance to a criminal sociopath.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Double Murder in Eastern Ohio” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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