I just got a nice review of my mystery novel ASPECT OF PALE NIGHT from the Good Book Alert review site. An excerpt:
Rob Steiner describes mystery ASPECT OF PALE NIGHT as having a similar voice to Stephanie Plum, which drew my interest right away. Plum is a quirky character with a lot of spice and a big heart. Steinerâ€™s Toni did not disappoint either….Honestly, it was hard to believe a guy wrote this. Steiner did a fabulous job of writing emotions from a female perspective. Absolutely, no cheese dripped from the heart of his main character, Toni, very genuine.
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Think Stephanie Plum meets The Big Bang Theory, and you’ll have the premise behind my all new â€œgeek chicâ€ mystery novel, ASPECT OF PALE NIGHT.
Times are tough in metro Detroit, especially for Hamtramck girl and part-time tech blogger Toni Dzielny. Within days, sheâ€™s lost her technical writing job, has to swear off coffee due to her hypertension, and interviews for her dream job as a writer for the Detroit Free Press, only to find sheâ€™s competing for the same job with her beautiful nemesis, Kayla Ratcliff.
As if that werenâ€™t enough, she learns her ex-boyfriend, Leo Donnelli, was murdered less than two miles from her house. But before he died, he snail-mailed her a mysterious computer disc telling her to â€œkeep it secret, keep it safe.â€ And the fact the police consider her a â€œperson of interestâ€ in Leoâ€™s murder doesnâ€™t bode well.
So when the real murderer threatens violence against Toni, her friends, and her family, she’s had enough.
Toni enlists the help of her brilliantly nerdy friends to clear her name and learn the contents of the disc before she shares Leo’s fate. They discover the disc not only points to why Leo was murdered, but that it holds a secret that could destroy a local cancer centerâ€™s new research…and her motherâ€™s only hope for treatment.
WARNING: It’s rated “R” for naughty language, so if that’s not your thing, you may want to skip this one.