Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lethal Play - Loretta Giacoletto

Loretta Giacoletto divides her time between the St. Louis area and Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks where she writes novels and short fiction while her husband fishes for bass and crappie. Her two published novels, LETHAL PLAY and FAMILY DECEPTIONS are filled with bawdy characters caught up in problems they must take responsibility for having created.  Her short stories have appeared in many publications including Damned in Dixie, Hell in the Hearland, The MacGuffin, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, The Scruffy Dog Review, Allegory  and Literary Mama, which nominated her story "Tom" for Dzanc's 2010 Best of The Web.

Product description:
In LETHAL PLAY newly widowed Francesca Canelli would do anything to help her 15-year-old son Matt realize the dreams he once shared with his dad. Financially strapped and emotionally devastated, Francesca accepts a sexual proposition from a soccer coach who promises to secure Matt a starting position on his premier St. Louis team. Their bargain quickly sours when the coach abuses Francesca, demeans Matt, and threatens to renege on the deal. The coach with more enemies than friends soon winds up dead, his battered and naked body hanging from a goalpost crossbar. Francesca soon becomes the prime suspect. Now she's playing games with the detectives, her vulnerability fading as she fights to keep herself out of jail and her family intact. But then Francesca discovers she’s not the only person who really knows what happened that night the coach died. She has no choice but to strike a new bargain but will this one resolve her growing problems?

Q: What will e-readers like about your book:
The dark humor, dysfunctional family, and wacky characters.

Q: Why did you go indie?
After years of playing the waiting game, I decided to take charge of my writing career—a decision I don’t regret making.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
P. D. James and Carl Haissen.

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