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- Print Length: 314 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Maaaddy Enterprises Inc. (March 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0058DL08A
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Derek has had a varied career including jewellery store manager, warehouse manager for an ice cream distributor, manager of a gas station, and the finance and systems manager for a children's charity. In 2002, Derek quit his day job and started his own office automation and Internet presence company and a relaxation massage business with his wife. Derek is also a Reiki Master as well as having a successful online Wiccan business.
Derek's first book, The Schliemann Legacy, is a spy thriller involving Nazis, terrorists and the hunt for the treasures of Troy.
Derek followed up with Two Graves, a crime novel about a serial killer who is killing look-alikes of the people who bullied and terrorized him in his youth. Derek is planning to release the next in the Kesle PD series called Too Many Graves which will appear in the summer of 2012.
In October of 2013, Derek published the first book in the Witches of Aquarius series: Breath of Life.
Currently, Derek is working on the second novel in the Witches of Aquarius series; Brother Love will be released in 2015 followed by a sequel to Two Graves.
Derek lives with his wife Yvette in their home in Delaware Ontario where he and Yvette own a Private School, Riverbend Academy. Derek is also the father of four girls and one boy and has four granddaughters with another grandchild on the way.
Top Customer Reviews
Throughout the novel the characters are developed in such a way that the reader can identify with each character, including the killer. The author includes enough detail to paint a vivid picture, but does not bombard his reader and the crime scenes are excellently described, as if the reader is there. This novel contains an intricate plot, with interwined characters, seemingly innocent coincidences and twists and turns where one least expects it, and it is exactly this that makes it such a good read. Two Graves is a fast-paced thriller, touching on many taboos in society, the cruelty of people and the effects thereof. It forces us to think the unthinkable, to face the nightmare, and we get to choose whose side we're on. Not for the feint hearted.
Reading this well-written novel, I felt like watching a good movie/thriller, horrified but unable to stop. I just HAD to find out what will happen and the tension kept mounting. I'm not into detective novels, but this one gripped me so firmly, I knew I was hooked from the very beginning. The well developed characters, their diversity and depth, the delightfully flowing language, the rich descriptions, all of those did the trick, keeping me on my toes up to the very end of this story.
They say `When you set out on revenge, dig two graves.' Well, I'm afraid in this particular book two would be definitely not enough.
A highly recommended read!
If you are looking for a more complex mystery/crime drama, this is your book.
From the very beginning, readers are swept into the action and yet not spared good writing: intense imagery, developed characters, and a gritty, reality-driven plot line.
Graystone's characterizations ring truer than the old detective noir novels I grew up loving, and his imagery was every bit as rich. I love a good mystery and this was it. I especially liked Mann and Dani. I am heartened to learn that Graystone is working on a sequel to this, called Too Many Graves, due out in 2012. I will definitely be reading that.
Having said that, I was slightly disappointed with the overall development of some of the antagonists in the novel. The primary "villian," Preston Peterson, starts out as a complex character but in the end becomes more of a device of his role, and his motivations never become more complex. He is developed as a realized character. Yet I would expect a realized character to take more care than to just kill lookalikes. The idea he was somehow cleansing the world was a bit overwrought in my mind with the original development of the character. The other antagonists, Flem and Angelino, were not as developed and yet the last 20% of the novel was spent resolving their connection and existence. Flem appears two or three times and only once is Angelino actually introduced as anything more than a reference.
Yet overall, I enjoyed this book. The plot was not guessable, the twists not predicted, and this is a necessity for a good mystery, in my opinion. Rather than have simplistic heroes and foils, Graystone spent time developing his characters and depicting their histories and personalities. Many lesser mysteries do not do the reader this justice.
Well done, Mr Graystone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too wordy without saying much. Hard to follow characters that aren't well developed. Good plot, though. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ilene Luna
The story wasn't bad. There was a little bit of unnecessary hand holding. Remember, authors, we grasp things. E-book publishers need better editors. Lots of grammar errors.Published 11 months ago by La Gitana
well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the bookPublished 20 months ago by Mary
It is impossible to review this book as the review section jumped ahead and I can't finish the book!!!!! Read morePublished 23 months ago by google
As much as i love to read, it amazes me how authors come up with the story lines. This was quite a read.Published 23 months ago by Helen Valdez
DA Graystone has done a great job with this one. Clean character development as well as tight plot twists. My one question is "where is Kesle located? Read morePublished 23 months ago by kelly
this was not well written and just plain strange. there was a whole chapter that didn't even belong in the book; it belonged to another book. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by kristin oswalt
Two Graves is a very intense serial killer novel. Poor invisible Preston, bullied all his life, teased, taunted, mistreated and pissed. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Desiree A. Cox
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