Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back On Murder by J. Mark Betrand

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Back On Murder
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)

J. Mark Betrand


J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.

Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead. Besides his personal website, visit his Crime Genre website at

The next book in this series, Pattern Of Wounds will come out in the summer of 2011.


Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out.
A missing girl. A corrupt investigation. They thought they could get away with it, but they forgot one thing:

Roland March is BACK ON MURDER...

Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter.
 All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track, a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.

Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything. Even his life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Back On Murder, go HERE.

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Rulan said...

Set to post.

Nicole said...

Review up Monday morning at Into the Fire with Book Giveaway.

Jill said...

My post is up on Artistic Blogger.

lindaruth said...

My post is up:
I'll post my reader response tomorrow.

Heart2Heart said...

My review is up:

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Posting now with review. :)

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Posting the code by Wednesday @ Book to follow then or shortly after as I just recently received my copy! Thanks!

Brittanie said...

Set to post.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

carla stewart said...


Jasmine said...


Lynetta said...

Mine's up--another great read!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Tarasview said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with a review.

Cara Putman said...

review and post go up tomorrow.

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

You can read my review here.


~michelle pendergrass said...

mine's up

Jim Thompson said...

Posted on One Small Stone.

Janna said...

Posted with review

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great read.

Adam Blumer said...

Posted. Review forthcoming.

Susan Stitch said...


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Jason said...

A thoughtful hard-boiled police mystery? Check. A boundary pusher? See here!

Sean said...

posted, but still reading it.

Mozi Esme said...

LOVED the book...