08-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Free Titles by Colleen Collins
-Author has been previously published by Dorchester, Harlequin, etc.
Semifinalist Best Indie Books of 2012, The Kindle Book Reviews
"A brilliant mystery novel...I eagerly await the return of the Zen Man."
~Becky Sherriff, The Kindle Book Review
"Move over Sam Spade, Nick and Nora; make room for a Denver who-dun-it, Colleen Collins’s The Zen Man. Brilliant and fast-paced writing. I couldn’t put it down."
~ Donnell Ann Bell,
Award-Winning Author of The Past Came Hunting
"Readers of mystery are going to love Colleen Collins's novel THE ZEN MAN. It is a fast paced who-done-it that will keep you turning pages and guessing to the very end."
~Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews
"Not only do the pages fly by with the action and plot twists, but the characters will keep you guessing their next move as well. I was thoroughly entertained and can't wait to read the next installment of this fabulous gumshoe novel!"
~ Wendy Hines, Minding Spot book reviews
Just as washed-up criminal defense attorney, life-long Deadhead (nickname “The Zen Man”), and current PI Rick Levine decides to get relicensed as a lawyer, he’s charged with killing one and ends up in the slammer with a half-mil bail.
Released on bond, Rick and his girlfriend Laura have 30 days to find the real killer. In the course of their investigations, they dig for dirt among Denver’s shady legal backrooms to its tony corporate centers. Dodging bullets, a kidnapping, trumped-up charges and the FBI's unwanted intervention, Rick and Laura continue tracking key suspects who have motive...eventually learning that true redemption begins at home.
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“I loved every single word of The Zen Man!”
~ Delores Fossen, USA Today Best-selling Author
"Rick and Laura are incredibly charming and likable...and the book’s mystery is well structured with clues and red herrings doled out steadily to move the plot along and keep things interesting... can’t wait for the return of The Zen Man."
~Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White
"The Zen Man is an homage and update of Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles, a well-paced mix of banter, action, and New Age philosophizing."
~ Gerald So, owner-moderator of DetecToday for fans of the private eye genre
About the Author:
Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who's written 20 novels and anthologies for Harlequin (including a romantic paranormal thriller for Dorchester, writing as Cassandra Collins). Her books have placed first in the Colorado Gold, Romancing the Rockies, and Top of the Peak contests, and placed in the finals for the Holt Medallion, Coeur de Bois Readers Choice, Award of Excellence, More than Magic, and Romance Writers of America RITA contests.
Colleen graduated with honors from University of California Santa Barbara and completed graduate work in telecommunications. She has worked as a film production assistant, improv comic, telecommunications manager, technical writer/editor, speech writer, and private investigator. All these experiences play into her writing.
She's a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and Novelists, Inc. (NINC).