Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman – Guest Post + Giveaway

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A Carol Childs Mystery

As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol deeper into the investigation.

In order for her to uncover the truth, Carol must choose between her job and her personal relationships. What started out as coincidence between Carol and Eric becomes a race for the facts—pitting them against one another—before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, suspense, noir.

Books in the Carol Childs Mystery Series:

SHADOW OF DOUBT (#1)
BEYOND A DOUBT (#2)
WITHOUT A DOUBT (#3)

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Ahh, the Fairer Sex … who are we kidding?
By Nancy Cole Silverman

Throughout history, women have often been referred to as the fairer sex. Perhaps because, more often than not, they were physically smaller and more delicate than their male counterpart. But fairer? At least, as it applies to the fairness of actions between the sexes and particularly women – I think not. Which is why I find writing about women delightfully duplicitous. I’m not sure if it takes one to know one, but I think it’s an interesting topic to explore.

I spent twenty-five years in talk radio in Los Angeles. A pretty cut-throat industry. And yet, when I entered the doors of my first big broadcasting studio, I never once thought there would be a day when they didn’t open for me. I was young. I had just graduated college. And things were happening.

It wasn’t until I reached a mid-management position that I realized how naive I had been. Opportunities I thought should still be coming my way, were fewer and farther between. And while the hot young darlings, who entered the work-a-day world several years behind me were chasing after my male counterparts and riding their coattails up the ladder, it was only then that I started to get it. And they would too. Eventually. Albeit, not for several years when a new crop of young lovelies would arrive behind them. But in the meantime, there was no amount of telling them that their future was also limited. While they were fresh-faced and optimistic, they were no different than the women who had gone before them.

All this came home to roost the other day, when Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Really? Do we still have to say that?

Maybe so.

While I did break through that glass ceiling, and I like to think I’ve done my part to help a few others along the way, it definitely is a topic I think only a woman who has had to play the game, can really understand. Like being hungry. One can describe it, but to feel it you have to have been hungry. Consequently, I find women play more of a cerebral game. A woman is not simply a small man, but a delicate balance of brain and brawn that properly developed in a character can be deadly.

Office politics and female relationships, particularly those behind the mic are a subplot in my new book, Without a Doubt. It’s something I enjoy dallying with in each of my novels. While it would be nice to think those days of unequal opportunity and pay were behind us, they’re not. And because of such incidents and times, women will continue to hone their feminine skills and I’ll continue to find ways to include such themes in each of my works.

Carol Childs, my protagonist, finds herself in a delicate situation when that station’s owner’s wife wants her job. At fifty-five Bunny Morganstern, feels passed over and has spied an opportunity to jump back in, steal Carol’s story about murder and an international heist out from under her in an attempt to resume her once brilliant career.

It happens.

So, are women really the fairer sex? At least, as it applies to the act of being fair, I think not. But, while women are mysterious and cagey it’s that same ingenuity that allows a smart, glib female investigator like Carol Childs, to fight brawn with brain and in my new series, with the belief that a microphone is more powerful than a forty-five.

About the Author

P1030880aNancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2001, Silverman retired from news and copywriting to write fiction full time. In 2014, Silverman signed with Henery Press for her new mystery series, The Carol Childs’ Mysteries. The first of the series, Shadow of Doubt, debuted in December 2014 and the second, Beyond a Doubt, debuted July 2015. The third, Without A Doubt, is available in May 2016. For more information visit www.nancycolesilverman.com

Author Links –
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Cole-Silverman/314202208737024?ref=h
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4027978.Nancy_Cole_Silverman
Twitter: @NancyColeSilve1

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