The Cutting Season and The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow book covers. Two Novels Published by HarperCollins Publishers


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I ‘am excited to announce that this (killer) shot of mine is being used on the cover  of the novel “The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke! Above is my picture which is available as a fine art photo or canvas by clicking on it you will be taken to my other website (scroll down to see the other book cover of the second book published by HarperCollins “The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow”.

 To purchase the book “The Cutting season” by Attica Locke, please click on the thumbnail to the left and you will be taken on Amazon. The novel is available as a hardcover book or in kindle format (digital).

“Release Date: September 18, 2012 – HarperCollins

In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response. Now Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a riveting thriller that intertwines two murders separated across more than a century.

Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where the past and the present coexist uneasily. The estate’s owners have turned the place into an eerie tourist attraction, complete with full-dress re-enactments and carefully restored slave quarters. Outside the gates, a corporation with ambitious plans has been busy snapping up land from struggling families who have been growing sugar cane for generations, and now replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when the body of a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, her throat cut clean.

As the investigation gets under way, the list of suspects grows. But when fresh evidence comes to light and the sheriff’s department zeros in on a person of interest, Caren has a bad feeling that the police are chasing the wrong leads. Putting herself at risk, she ventures into dangerous territory as she unearths startling new facts about a very old mystery—the long-ago disappearance of a former slave—that has unsettling ties to the current murder. In pursuit of the truth about Belle Vie’s history and her own, Caren discovers secrets about both cases—ones that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.

Taut, hauntingly resonant, and beautifully written, The Cutting Season is at once a thoughtful meditation on how America reckons its past with its future, and a high-octane page-turner that unfolds with tremendous skill and vision. With her rare gift for depicting human nature in all its complexities, Attica Locke demonstrates once again that she is “destined for literary stardom” (Dallas Morning News).


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This above is another image of mine ( taken on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans )  which I have recently licensed to HarperCollins Publishers for the book cover  of the novel by Rita Leganski ” The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow” –  A lyrical debut novel set in historic New Orleans that follows a mute boy whose special gift reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore. Available on Amazon as a Paperback or kindle edition on February 26, 2013. The novel is available for Pre-orders now. To purchase the photo as a fine art print, please click it  and you will be taken to my other website http://www/

A magical debut novel from Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow”  is the tale of a mute boy whose gift of wondrous hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him.

Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. But he was listening, placing sound inside quiet and gaining his bearings. By the time he turns five, he can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He also hears the voice of his dead father, William Arrow, mysteriously murdered by a man known only as the Wanderer.

Exploring family relics, he opens doors to the past and finds the key to a web of secrets that both hold his family together, and threaten to tear them apart.

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New Orleans, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is a magical story about the lost art of listening and a wondrous little boy who brings healing to the souls of all who love him.

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