A Christmas Murder-Mystery Tale

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For readers who love online books and Christmas mystery ebooks, The Zen Man, a "21st-century Nick and Nora" tale, set between Christmas and New Year's Eve, is available on Amazon. “ I loved every single word of The Zen Man!” ~ Delores Fossen, USA Today Best-Selling Author

Online PR News – 16-December-2012The Zen Man is a mystery novel for people who love stories with thrills, humor and romance. Semifinalist Best Indie Books 2012, The Kindle Book Reviews

The Zen Man
By Colleen Collins

Book Blurb

Just as washed-up criminal defense attorney, life-long Deadhead and current private eye Rick Levine decides to get relicensed as a lawyer, he’s charged with killing one and ends up in the slammer with a half-mill bail. Released on bond, Rick and his girlfriend Laura have 30 days to find the real killer. In the course of their investigations, they dodge bullets, trumped-up charges and the FBI’s unwanted intervention...eventually learning that true redemption begins at home.

The Zen Man is available at Amazon as an ebook. No ereader? No problem. Amazon provides a free, easy-to-download app for reading the book on PCs, Macs and other devices. Amazon also makes it easy to give ebooks as gifts. The only requirements are that the purchaser have an Amazon account and an email address for the gift recipient.

To read a book excerpt, click here.

Praise for The Zen Man

"Move over Sam Spade, Nick and Nora; make room for a Denver who-dun-it, Colleen Collins’s The Zen Man. Brilliant and fast-paced writing. I couldn’t put it down." ~Donnell Ann Bell, Award-Winning Author of The Past Came Hunting

Rick Levine, former lawyer and current private eye in The Zen Man

Rick Levine, former lawyer and current private eye in The Zen Man

"A brilliant mystery novel...I eagerly await the return of the Zen Man." ~Becky Sherriff, The Kindle Book Review

"A fantastic read from start to finish. Reminded me a great deal of the works of Robert Crais and Robert B Parker." ~MacKenzie Brown

"What I didn't expect were the touches of romantic language, as delicate and erotic as a glance by Humphrey Bogart from under his hat. I also didn't expect the humorous touches in what is essentially one man's life-or-death fight to save his soul, his business and the love of his life." ~Bonnie Ramthun, multi-published mystery and YA author

"Not only do the pages fly by with the action and plot twists, but the characters will keep you guessing their next move as well. I was thoroughly entertained and can't wait to read the next installment of this fabulous gumshoe novel!" ~ Wendy Hines, Minding Spot book reviews

"As a fan of murder mystery suspense thrillers, The Zen Man was an entertaining whodunit that kept me entertained. From Rick's comedic personality, to the zen quotes and Deadhead references, to the intriguing clues and twists and turns, to the lighthearted romance, this story was simply a fun read!" ~Jersey Girl Book Reviews