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“The Raptor’s Grasp” by Freya Smallwood will be Exhibited at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair

This intro to Freya Smallwood’s series of Cop&Doc Mysteries will delight fans of multi-faceted books and detective stories. Both a police procedural and a literary novel, The Raptor’s Grasp offers psychological complexity and a richly developed plot.

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ReadersMagnet will display “The Raptor’s Grasp: An Abelove & Bradley Mystery” by Freya Smallwood at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair this coming October 18-22, 2023.

With the US economy in meltdown, a cliffside “Black Saturday” celebration encouraging invitees to spend lavishly results in a baffling death. One guest, grieving widower Dr. Bradley, assists Detective Abelove and reengages with life. Bradley finds Abelove’s best witness in a young scientist brain-damaged by drowning. Soon police learn that one party waiter is his father, slightly connected to the victim, and detain him. But then Mexican police retrieve the beached corpse of another guest still alive before the waiter’s arrest.

The self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet will display “The Raptor’s Grasp: An Abelove & Bradley Mystery” by Freya Smallwood at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) this coming October 18 – 22, 2023, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is an international book fair established in 1949. It is a prime venue for new partnerships by bringing together specialists from leading global publishing companies and significant partners from the technology and creative industries. Now on its 75th fruitful year, the Frankfurt Book Fair continues to be a venue for every book lover and savvy writer, as it is set to take place as both a live and digital event.

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Visit the ReadersMagnet exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) to check out the book’s display.

“The Raptor’s Grasp: An Abelove & Bradley Mystery”
Author | Freya Smallwood
Genre | Mystery
Publisher | Tekla Press
Published date | May 5, 2023

Earning an MFA in playwriting, Freya Smallwood won the Lucille Ball Award for Comedy and also received the honor of having her thesis play produced in UCLA’s theater season.

Remaining in essence a tragedian dramatist, she migrated to fictional murder with the Cop&Doc Mystery Novels featuring Detective Tor Abelove and Dr. Bradley. When research neuroscientist Bradley, a grieving widower, observes to a friend that Tor “suffers for the truth in a way I haven’t for a long time,” he touches part of the explanation for his unlikely friendship with an uneducated former surfing star.

First published of the series is “The Raptor’s Grasp,” in which their collaboration as crime solvers becomes comfortable to both, while they progress toward a father-son relationship. The Cop&Docs are set in the beguiling coastal city of make-believe Santa Christina, California.

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