Russell Solomon Announces The December Release of “THE KAIZEN”
Follow a seductive lady as she seeks to vindicate herself from allegations of a barbarous killing in the chilling new mystery novel “The Kaizen” (published by Hacker), the new insidious page turner by Russell Solomon that combines conspiracy, tension and utter brutality.
In 1984, Japanese “Katie” Yokemate returns from studying abroad to uncover that her Saudi Arabian lover, Amir, has been murdered by dismemberment. When her DNA is uncovered on the murder weapon found near to the scene of the crime, she is prosecuted and convicted and spends the following 20 years in McQuaig prison.
Years later, when Katie is 60, she learns of a new DNA technological innovation that is helping to free the innocent victims put away by the overzealous prosecutors. She leaves her seclusion in the mountains of British Columbia, bent on redemption and to ultimately prove that she had absolutely nothing to do with Amir’s death.
Upon arrival at her past haunting of Holowayville, Katie meets up with quite a few unlikely allies — which includes the son of a lady who was previously incarcerated with her, to uncover the identity of the real perpetrator who is in reality a vicious serial killer who is known as by the press as The Sigma Cannibal. This killer has been taunting the press with letters proclaiming his use of process efficiencies in his killings. In the meanwhile, 10 computer hard drives are discovered in her old household which prove to be invaluable.
The hard drives turn out to be an integral aspect of Katie’s investigation. Nonetheless, a menacing figure commences to shadow Katie with the intent of stealing the hard drives, which hold the vital clues necessary in identifying the murderer. Flashbacks to 17th-century India chronicle the genesis of the killer’s techniques and why he is bent on dismemberment of his victims.
Full of suspense and spine chilling excitement, “The kaizen” is sure to entertain readers of mystery novels and especially those who like precision killing. Follow Katie on her mesmerizing and tortuous path in the pages of this fantastic new book.
“The Kaizen” will be featured at the Nakazama Book Exhibit at the annual Yoshio Book Fair, held in Los Angeles, California, on December 5-10, 2011. For more information go to www.russellsolomon.co.
Russell Solomon Releases ‘The Pendulum Strikes Back”
There is something eerily exciting about stories of mass graves, murders and killers with twisted yet amazingly precise minds. Those are the kinds of stories that make mystery writer Russell Solomon tick. His fascination with bones began with a close encounter as a child digging in his own backyard. Needless to say, his mother did have the shock of her life when he brought in the bones he found on one of his childish digging jaunts. Thus began an affair with paleontology. While pursuing a degree in journalism, Russell Solomon dabbled enough in paleontology to qualify as an amateur.
Based in Los Angeles, in his debut novel ‘The Lost Pendulum of Montrose’ he based his first book on paleontology. This no doubt had something to do with his childhood digging experience; yet in a completely different set up. This turned out to be the grave of 12 women and it was up to the paleontologist turned detective Professor Caroline Morgan to solve the mystery that was steeped in cultures of ancient history. No doubt, the book went viral amongst lovers of murder and mystery and soon Russell Solomon was a name to remember in the legion of mystery writers. Piece by piece, the clues are put together in this story and readers are sucked into a vortex of helping to solve a crime. The book, almost all readers agree, is an experience in itself.
Russell has been writing short stories for a while now and has always looked for ways to combine his love for paleontology along with his journalistic abilities. Having a natural way with words, he has been able to bring to vivid life the strange and mysterious world of serial killers, macabre killings, and intriguing investigations. Solomon is married and has two children. He is an active member of the Southern California Paleontological Society.
This new and highly talented Los Angeles based mystery writer now brings in a new offering The Pendulum Strikes Again and rest assured, lovers of all thing forensic are going to love the central character detective Lance Ledoux as he goes about investigating a serial killer who buries his victims in graveyards in coastal towns. Those who are interested or even want to know a little about paleontology will also find this book interesting and fun while at the same time being educational. Not much is known about this book yet, but because of the success of the last book, many are looking forward to a great read. The Pendulum Strikes Again promises to be a book where each page will have you just racing through it to get to the next. Every conceivable forensic technique is used to lead the detective to the killer’s lair. While lying back, relaxing and reading this book, you can exercise your mind and try to solve the case along with Detective Lance Ledoux.
Keep your eyes open for this book to find out if the same killer from the first book is on the loose or if there is a copycat. This latest offering from Russell Solomon should be out any time now, as it was reported that it would released in the early part of 2011.
A new breed of “superstar authors” who have mastered their craft mystifying readers, exceeding plot expectations and making use of a rich history of pagan idolatry and ancient symbols has created a niche audience who never seem to tire of legendary secret organizations and the elite men sworn to guard the hidden true meanings of sacred symbolism and philosophy.
Ever since the Egyptians carved hieroglyphs of mythical gods into stone, the Greeks performed tragic tales of oracles and quests for golden fleeces in their amphitheatres or Shakespeare intrigued his bawdy audiences with plays of magic, murder and mayhem the public has been fascinated by stories of symbols and their meaning.
However, the trend of using secret symbols serving as roadmaps to explain some of the most elaborate conspiracy theories has blown up in the last decade and is keeping the publishing industry on its toes to provide enough of the mystery thriller genre to satisfy the growing firestorm of loyal readers.
Solomon himself joined the ranks of these master storytellers and hit the mark this past year with his debut novel “The Lost Pendulum of Montrose”.
His riveting account of paleontologist Thomas Hanson’s and cultural anthropology professor Caroline Morgan’s efforts to solve the mystery of the bones of twelve women found in a shallow grave in a small New Hampshire town is a provocative mixture of fact and fiction.
In his lecture Solomon will be delving into the origins of the group suspected to be responsible for the murders; The Society of the Back Sun. He will also be discussing elements of mysticism and the occult associated with a pendulum found at the burial site decorated with the ornate markings of a sun disk, a symbol frequently used by the secret society.
If you’re a fan of the mystery thriller genre or have an interest in the use of ancient symbols in fiction you’ll want to be sure to catch Solomon’s lecture. Check your local paper for the series schedule.
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How to Write the Mystery in a Mystery Novel
Every writer wants to write a great novel, but not every writer knows the secret that can make the difference between a successful novel and a failure. The secret that every writer needs to know is that every novel is a mystery. I know that might sound ridiculous at first, especially if you’re writing a romance or a science fiction novel. At their core, though, even westerns and horror stories are mysteries.
Let me explain what I mean. When I say that every novel is a mystery, I mean that there is something (a mystery) that the main character must figure out during the story. In a murder mystery, this is pretty obvious. The main character must figure out who committed the murder. This search for the murderer then provides the framework around which the rest of the story is structured. In a romance, the protagonist may need to figure out how to get the man she loves to fall in love with her. In a science fiction novel, the main character may need to figure out how to get back home after his spaceship crashes on an alien planet. In each of these cases, solving the mystery in the story provides the framework.
This mystery can’t just be a passing comment in the story. It needs to be the bones of the story. Therefore, the very first step in writing your novel is to figure out what mystery your main character is going to solve.
First, answer these questions. What is my character’s main task during the story? What does he or she need to find out?
Next, give your main character a seriously compelling reason for completing their task. Let’s use our previous science fiction novel as an example. Our main character needs to figure out how to get back home because he wants to witness the birth of his first child. Maybe he is carrying a vaccine that can cure an epidemic on his home planet. Maybe he only has three days of breathable air. Maybe he has a message that must be delivered to the president in order to prevent war. The more dire the consequences, the better the story will be. The list of possibilities is endless.
You can see how important the word “because” is when you’re writing your novel’s statement. It can turn a good idea for a novel into a great idea. Try using this format for your novel’s mystery sentence: The main character needs to (write the problem here) because (write a compelling reason here).
You can use this mystery statement as part of your marketing material when the novel is finished. It can appear in your press release and in your online advertising.