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About Ritu Sethi
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She won the Colorado Gold Award and was a Daphne Suspense Finalist for the first in the Chief Inspector Gray James Murder Mystery Series, His Hand In the Storm. Both His Hand In the Storm and Kill Me Why (Book 2) are Amazon Bestsellers.
She has spent many years in Montreal and Vancouver - and decided to set her Gray James novels in those two cities. She is an avid mystery reader (especially of classic psychological mysteries). When she couldn't find a protagonist like Gray James - a combination of Dalgliesh, James Bond, and Hercule Poirot - she created him. And the Gray James Novels were born.
She likes to write at her dining room table by the fireplace and hopes to one day live by the ocean. Alas, there are not so many (warm) opportunities to do this in Canada:-)
As a self-published author, Ritu makes all the creative decisions regarding her work - the blurb, the cover, the plot - and the artistic freedom this affords is thrilling.
She's fulfilling her lifelong desire of becoming a mystery writer. Many thanks to all the readers who are making that possible.
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What people are saying about His Hand In the Storm:
5 stars: Hooked on Gray. Chief Inspector Gray James is called to the scene of a horrific murder, a case like others before; a case he does not need. He experiences disquietude as memories of personal tragedy flood his mind. An explosion directed at Gray rocks the crime scene and kick-starts this novel of murder, suspense, explosive action, and drama; some of that drama is in Gray's mind.
Gray is an investigator who approaches murder with a trained eye. He is dedicated, but with a complicated personal life. He is determined, perhaps with a bit of paranoia, and he is one the reader can embrace.
Characters are not surface personalities. They have been developed into real people types of several stripes -- good and bad -- oddball included.
The author has painted the scenes with a vivid brush that captures the moment and sets the mood.
... a gripping story well told.
5 stars: This author has my attention and I've pre-ordered the next book. A complicated murder with a number of suspects. The main character carries a burden which is slowly revealed. I couldn't figure out who the murderer was. A few sub-plots which added to the story. I think the book is well-organized and multi-layered characters. Highly recommend and a good read. Loved the little surprise at the very end and I hope it's addressed in the next book!
5 stars: I greatly enjoyed the book. It held my attention all through the book. I would recommend this book to anyone
5 stars: Excellent plot. Events move at a rapid pace and keep you wanting to know what happens next. Highly recommend this author.
5 stars: I really enjoyed reading HIS HAND IN THE STORM by Ritu Sethi. I recommend it to mystery readers
5 stars: "Excellent story, clever plot that would have been a great read without the twists that took it even further. I was surprised when I saw how young the author appeared & that this was a first publication, as the quality of this writing would suggest a more mature writer to have had the time to hone their craft to such a high degree. "
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Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist.
A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.
His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.
Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.
Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.
From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into.
Scroll up to get to know Gray and download His Hand In the Storm.
Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD-WINNING author, Daphne Suspense Finalist. Sequel to Bestseller(75,000 downloads and counting), His Hand In the Storm.
SOME STORMS RAGE INSIDE AND OUT
Chief Inspector Gray James is standing in the spot where he killed his only son when he hears the news – THE STITCHER is back after a fifteen-year absence. And the victim – lips sutured shut with medical nylon – disappears within minutes of being found at a nearby Body Farm.
Something is brewing in the quaint and peaceful coastal town of Halfmoon Bay – edged between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains near Vancouver. The town of Gray’s youth and where it all began – where he had a hand in his son’s death.
With a black hole forming inside him and his family threatened, Gray must catch the Stitcher – before a flood drowns the town, before his estranged wife takes away what matters, before his most guarded secret is unleashed.
From the prize-winning author of the acclaimed Bestseller, His Hand In the Storm, comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: an enigmatic killer, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting among the crashing Pacific waves and towering mountains of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.
Scroll up to get to know Gray and download Kill Me Why.