The Difficult Second Album.
How do you as an artist – in any genre, follow up a smash hit debut?
The pressure must be immense.
You could argue that anyone has one book in them. But can you argue that just anyone could do it twice? How about four times?
New crime writing sensation Chris McDonald has just signed a new 2 book deal with Red Dog Press on the back of his sensational debut “A Wash Of Black”.
Before that can happen we need to get the second in the series, “Whispers In The Dark” which is published on the 14th of November 2020
“Whispers in the Dark
Who will heed the call when Death comes whispering?
Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. But by the end of that night, both had been shot dead in a small bedroom in the heart of gang territory.
DI Erika Piper is called to the scene but is at a loss to explain what’s happened. How did these two even meet, let alone end up dead in what appears to be a strange murder-suicide? As Erika leads the investigation, another two bodies are found, killed in a similar fashion. One murder, one suicide. But who is controlling this macarbre puppet show?
As Erika delves deeper into the lives of the dead, the pieces begin to fit together and a number of nefarious characters crawl out of the woodwork – one of whom is almost certainly pulling the strings.
A catastrophic event and a personal miracle threaten to derail the investigation. Erika must find the strength to continue, before the whispers catch up with her too…”
And that cover reveal we mentioned in the article title…
You know the old saying “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover” They obviously haven’t seen a Chris McDonald book. Much like ” A Wash of Black ” Designer Sean Coleman of Red Dog Press has done a phenomenal job with the artwork and design for “Whispers In The Dark ” It has an instantly pickupable quality to it. This on a shelf or an online store will draw eyes to it. It makes me want to read the book, exactly what a great cover should do.
I can’t wait to see if Di Erika Piper #2 manages to shrug off the difficult second album curse. I have a feeling my judging of this book by its cover is going to be spot on.
November 14th seems too far away. I want to know whats inside that cover now…
Whispers In The Dark will be available from @reddogtweets online store
or you can pre-order from Amazon HERE
To find out more about Chris McDonald and upcoming news on his work you can follow him on twitter HERE