Bay of Blood Press Release

NB: The audio clip of my interview with Wei Chen on CBC Radio’s ‘Ontario Morning’ on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 is available via the link below. The interview starts at 13:40 of Part 3.
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-112-ontario-morning-from-cbc-radio/clip/15693931-ontario-morning-tuesday-april-30-2019-part-3

‘OrilliaMatters’ Press Release: Novel based on bizarre death of Canadian icon set in Georgian Bay.

Bay of Blood, a new novel set in Georgian Bay, is based on the mysterious death of renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson.

The book’s idea came to author Andy Potter when he was watching a documentary about Thomson’s life and mysterious death called West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson. This would make a great novel, Potter thought. Then he thought, No, it wouldn’t. You can’t fly too close to the Tom Thomson myth. It’s sacred. He’s a Canadian icon.

So, Potter wrote a mystery novel based on Thomson’s death. Thomson died on July 8, 1917. The famous painter murdered in Bay of Blood died on July 8, 2017. There are other similarities, but the painter in the novel is not Thomson, and he’s not the main character. The novel’s main character is OPP Detective Sergeant Eva Naslund.

As one of the book’s reviewers says, “Potter takes his readers on a fascinating 21st-century chase, with bells and whistles never dreamt of 100 years ago: cellphones, female detectives, Russian operatives, and shady Toronto art dealers.”

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Bay of Blood Now AVAILABLE

Bay of Blood is now AVAILABLE. Here’s a North Noir Hat Trick for YOU.

ONE. Get Bay of Blood from your favourite book vendor. Ebook $3.95 USD; print book $14.95 USD. Available online from: Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | BarnesandNoble | Smashwords | KOBO | Black Opal Books | iTunes | Scribd | ChaptersIndigo

If you prefer bookstores and can’t find Bay of Blood instore, ask the owner to order the print book from Ingram or Black Opal Books.

TWO. Win a Bay of Blood ebook. Email your name and town/city + country to amp-northnoir@outlook.com; Subject Line: ‘Ebook.’ Contest closes March 30, 2019.

THREE. Download the free Bay of Blood teaser (14 chapters).

Bay of Blood is a vivid page-turner of a procedural – and one that promises more from both its writer, A.M. Potter, and its feisty protagonist, Sergeant Eva Naslund.” Steve Heighton, Governor General’s Award Winner | Author of The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, The Dead Are More Visible and more

“Potter has written the quintessential Canadian murder mystery with a literary flourish and all the elements of a riveting read.” * Lesley Choyce. Author of The Republic of Nothing, Sea of Tranquility, The Book of Michael, among others

“I was hooked from the get-go. I couldn’t put Bay of Blood down. We get a baffling forensic puzzle. We get sailing twists. We get gorgeous descriptions of Georgian Bay, Ontario. Think Snow Falling On Cedars set in Canada. Enjoyed it immensely!” * D. Gries. Formerly of McClelland & Steward, The Canadian Publisher, and Penguin/Bantam

Click HERE to see all kudos and full reviews.

FREE Bay of Blood Ebook

‘Win A Free Ebook’ contest CLOSED. However, you can download the free Bay of Blood teaser (14 chapters).

Bay of Blood is a vivid page-turner of a procedural – and one that promises more from both its writer, A.M. Potter, and its feisty protagonist, Sergeant Eva Naslund.” Steve Heighton, Governor General’s Award Winner | Author of The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, The Dead Are More Visible and more

“Potter has written the quintessential Canadian murder mystery with a literary flourish and all the elements of a riveting read.” * Lesley Choyce. Author of The Republic of Nothing, Sea of Tranquility, The Book of Michael, among others

Click HERE to see all kudos and full reviews.

Sister-in-Law by M.R. Morgan

Sister-in-Law by M. R. Morgan. Black Opal Books. 2018.

Reviewed by A.M. Potter. ® 2019.

You don’t have to follow US politics or love political/psychological thrillers to be captured by this novel. It draws you in — even if you’re oblivious to Washington DC. If you’ve shut out the US Feds, disregard your past proclivities and dive into Sister-in-Law. Although I grew up in the US and Canada, I now live in Canada. However, place of residence doesn’t matter. Sister-in-Law is accessible to anyone and everyone.

Morgan’s plotline is clever without being unnecessarily circuitous. His prose is clear and precise. His characters’ motivations are easy to comprehend. However, he doesn’t spoon-feed you. He delivers exactly what you need. You fill in the rest.

I’m not going to expand on the plotline (a troubled seductress becomes the president’s sister-in-law to get to the president himself; echoes of Marilyn Monroe, anyone), other than to say that the sister-in-law gets to her target. And that’s not a spoiler alert. It’s what happens along the way that counts. Enjoy the twists. Get your politics with a bang (double-entendre intended). Given the current political climate in Washington (shutdowns, disarray, doublespeak), you might be wishing the president actually had a sister-in-law.