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In The Spotlight: Paul Thomas’ Death on Demand

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Indigenous fictional detectives bring interesting perspectives to criminal investigation. Among other things, they give the author the opportunity to explore a society from a point of view that’s not always represented. Let’s take a look at one such sleuth today, and turn the spotlight on Paul Thomas’ Death on Demand, the fourth in his Tito Ihaka series. Before I go any further, my apologies if you were very much hoping for a spotlight on Thomas’ Inside Dope. Please see the programming note from my previous post for an explanation.

Death on Demand begins with a few, seemingly disjointed scenes: a young man leaving rural Greytown, New Zealand, for Auckland; four friends who get together each year for a ‘lads’ weekend;’ three other murders. Then, the story’s focus turns to Tito Ihaka. Five years earlier, he investigated the case…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

One comment on “In The Spotlight: Paul Thomas’ Death on Demand

  1. Thanks so much for the re-post 🙂

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