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DARKNESS HIDES Media Kit

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Summaries:

40 Words:
As the Florida West Coast braces for a Category 4 hurricane, a former Fish and Wildlife Officer launches an off-the-books investigation into a string of corpses that appear to have a connection to her nephew’s death.

100 Words:
Twelve months after a violent injury ended her career with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Kate Parks discovers a corpse washed ashore in Tampa Bay. Then another. And another. What’s worse: the bodies all seem to have one thing in common: a connection to the tragedy that took her young nephew’s life.

Now, as the Florida west coast braces for an approaching hurricane, Kate launches an off-the book investigation into the mystery. And in a brewing storm of rage, guilt, and childhood secrets, someone watches. Someone stalks. Something hides in the darkness.

Q&A:

What is the book’s genre?
Darkness Hides is an Amateur Sleuth murder mystery set in Florida. The heroine, Kate Parks, is a boat safety instructor who stumbles across a series of corpses that all appear to have one thing in common: a connection to her estranged sister. She hopes to uncover the true murderer as a category 4 hurricane spinning in the Gulf threatens her beach town.

Who is the sleuth?
Kate Parks is recovering from a gunshot injury that ended her career with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Now she is a boat safety instructor with the Sienna Key Police Department. As her body heals, she hopes to repair the strained relationship with her younger sister and ultimately return to duty with FWC.

How does the title relate to the plot?
The title refers to Where the Darkness Hides, a children’s book Kate’s sister read to the little boy she lost in a car accident. Kate’s sister continues to read the book while sitting in her son’s locked bedroom.

Is Darkness Hides a series?
Darkness Hides is a stand alone mystery, but shares some locales with H_NGM_N, such as the Tampa setting. A couple of characters from H_NGM_N appear in the book as well.

Who is the publisher?
Darkness Hides is published by Milford House Press, the fiction imprint of Sunbury Press that publishes murder mystery and spy thrillers. The Sunbury website is sunburypress.com/

Author Bio:

JC Gatlin is an award-winning author with Millford House Press, the mystery-suspense imprint for Sunbury Press. His 2019 mystery H_NGM_N: Murder is the Word won “Gold – Top Mystery or Crime Fiction of 2019” at the Florida Royal Palm Literary Awards. Prior to that, he wrote three Indie mystery-suspense novels set in Florida, including 21 Dares, which went to Number One on Amazon’s Top Mystery Suspense and Top Young Adult charts. His newest book, Darkness Hides, was published in April 2021. JC lives in Tampa, Florida and is a member of the Florida Writer’s Association and a board member of the Florida Writer’s Foundation.

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H_NGM_N  Media Kit

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Summaries:

25 Words:
A crime writer returns home to attend the funeral of an old friend and suspects murder when she receives text messages from the deceased.

100 Words:
When newscaster Tori Younger learns that her childhood friend committed suicide, she has no interest in returning to her Florida home town to attend the services. Then cryptic text messages from the dearly departed’s cellphone change her mind.

Returning home, she follows the clues sent to her in the odd text messages until she learns that her friend didn’t commit suicide but was murdered. No one in town believes her and whoever is texting these cryptic messages appears to be her only ally. Is her departed friend really reaching out to her, or is someone playing a deadly game?

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What is the book’s genre?
H_NGM_N is an Amateur Sleuth murder mystery set in Florida. The heroine, Tori Younger, is a journalist who investigates the death of her childhood friend. The book features elements of suspense, humor, and a touch of paranormal, as Tori receives cryptic text messages from her deceased friend that may or may not be coming from the great beyond.

Who is the sleuth?
Tori Younger is a Tampa newscaster and avid reader of true crime books. Though she reports on trivial features, she longs to write true crime books herself. Her vast knowledge of past crimes comes in handy when she pieces together clues in her friend’s death and identifies the murderer. She’s joined by her cameraman, RJ, who is younger, her polar opposite, and is positive he can capture EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon), which irritates her to no end.

How does the title relate to the plot?
The characters in the book compare investigating the clues in the murder with guessing letters in a game of Hangman. When you guess correctly, the mystery word is revealed. The same can be said for the murder mystery: correct guesses will reveal the murderer’s identity.

Is H_NGM_N a series?
H_NGM_N is the first book in a planned series. The next book will delve into RJ’s past and the duo will solve a mystery involving his family. Other murder mysteries in the series will continue with the paranormal edge.

Who is the publisher?
H_NGM_N is published by Millford House Press, the fiction imprint of Sunbury Press that publishes murder mystery and spy thrillers. The Sunbury website is sunburypress.com/

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