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Psychological Thriller Available on Kindle Books “Healing the Dead” now an eBook


“Healing The Dead,” is a metaphor for our struggle to cure the incurable, to revive what is forever lost.

Victoria, Canada — November 25, 2013 — “Healing The Dead,” the second of D. F. Bailey’s psychological thrillers has been released by Catchword Publishing as an ebook. First published in 1992, “Healing The Dead” was translated into German in 1996. 

The novel is a disturbing tale of an accidental childhood shooting. “Sadly, this story came to me through personal experience,” says Bailey. “Our sympathies always go out  to the families of the victims. But I got to know the other side of the equation. In all innocence, a young girl — a student of mine — fired a pistol and killed her playmate. I knew her, and her family, over a period of about 15 years. She faced deeply disturbing psychological challenges.”

About 7,500 children are admitted to US hospitals with gunshot wounds every year. “How do we address these tragedies?” Bailey wondered. “Then I realized I could fit a narrative onto the framework of my own family and cast it against the backdrop of the 1950s and 60s in Toronto and New York City.”

Why set the novel in that time and place? “Until 2001, I consider the 60s to be the most turbulent period of my life. Also, in the 1960s my family moved from Canada to New York City — at a time when New York was shaken by street crime. So I set the novel with that backdrop in order to frame the inner tension against that external world.”

Releasing the novel now as a Kindle ebook is timely. Childhood shootings — and the gun control debate — continue to surface in the news. “Each story is disturbing, each tragedy one of a kind,” Bailey says. “The survivors carry the burden with them. As with most decent psychological suspense novels, the reader of ’Healing The Dead’ can feel the experience without having to actually live it. That in turn develops our human empathy and understanding. And, I hope, it makes us better citizens.”

“Healing The Dead” is now selling on Amazon: From November 28 through December 5, it will be ON SALE in the USA ($0.99) and the UK (£0.99).

Media Opportunities 
• Request review copies of “Healing the Dead.” (For Kindle or Kindle reading apps.)
• D. F. Bailey, author of “Healing the Dead,” is available for interview.


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