When a string of robberies lead to homicide, Detective Kathryn Lincoln must face a new threat – a malevolent young woman named Paige Levy, and her disillusioned partner with a dangerous past. After their first confrontation leaves Kathryn hospitalized, it feels like only the first of a series of disasters which turn her world upside down.
Abandoned by her lover, wracked with guilt over sending her sister to rehab, and with huge departmental changes at work, can Kathryn hold it together long enough to find Paige and stop her?
Griffith delivers an emotional thriller around themes concerning startling loss, uncompromising violence, and hope. The author not only raises the question of gray area justice, but also the relationships built when we feel all is lost.
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The Resting Place
Kathryn Lincoln is following a dark trail to find the truth…
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I’m very happy to tell you that Rena Hoberman of Coverquill has won an award for her beautiful artwork on The Runaway Train! The cover perfectly captures the mystery and urgency experienced by Mouse in the story, and the blue tones bring a real sense of cold. I’m very proud of Rena, and am thrilled that her work has been recognized for the award.
From thebookdesigner.com: “A dynamic cover that has runaway appeal. Atmospheric and active, all elements are brought to bear to communicate the energy, intensity, the paranoia of the story.”
If you want to know more about Rena, be sure to check out Coverquill’s website.
Actually, it was published as a short story back in 2014. The truth is that I planned on releasing a sequel picking up directly after the events of the original. Instead, I’ve decided to expand the short story into a single novel. The original piece is still mostly intact, but has been reworked and edited.
If this is the first time you are reading about Kathryn Lincoln or Selena Marrenger, then I hope you will enjoy the new tale. If you’ve read the original story already, there’s a lot more here to sink your teeth into. The journey has been long, but in the end, I feel it’s become a more satisfying read.
Those of you who have downloaded the previous version of the book on Amazon Kindle will have to download the new version directly from this site. For some reason, Amazon will not push updated files to Kindle readers, even though the tale has undergone a major transformation in length. Don’t worry, though. I’ve got you covered with a direct download link from google.
The Runaway Train
What happened to Vanessa Finch?
The only thing Detective Kathryn Lincoln has to go on is a name. When another child vanishes into the creeping fog around a bus station, Kathryn and her partner, Selena Marrenger, embark on a mission to find the truth behind the disappearances. What they uncover is a hidden secret far more sinister than they could have imagined.
As suspects begin to pile up, Selena is forced to leave the case for the FBI. Alone, and desperate for answers, can Kathryn find who’s responsible before it’s too late?
The Runaway Train
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The Radio Flyer was a spacecraft
My brother would pull me along through the stars
While I soared through asteroid fields
Exploring a thousand worlds
If a Radio Flyer can be a space craft
Why can’t we go back to the way things were
When our lives were far ahead of us
And nobody worried about the best way
To settle down
In a machine driven society
Predetermined lifestyles marching
To the beat of a time clock
Grating against the surface of complacency
If a Radio Flyer can be a spacecraft
Imagine what galaxies could be explored
Now that we’re older with all the years behind us
And have a much better view.
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What happens to books when we aren’t reading them? Do the characters lives go on without us? Does the hero slip away into the nearest tavern to soak away his responsibility in a foaming mug? Does the damsel in distress decide to make the best of her situation until the cover opens once more? Does the princess remain locked in the tower, or asleep, and does the little mermaid cast herself against the rocks in desperation? Maybe everyone falls back into place like Buzz and Woody when the reader returns. Or maybe, just maybe, the story shifts into a completely different direction from the last time anyone opened it.
For the next three days, the Kindle Edition of
The Cold, Bending Light is on sale for .99 Cents!
That’s right, my bestselling book is currently cheaper than a cup of coffee!
Here’s what people are saying about the book…
“…one of those stories that grabs you by the throat and pulls you down into the depths. There is no letting go and this is one of t he best mysteries that I have ever read…a truly thrilling rollercoaster journey from start to finish.”
— Readers’ Favorite
“M.W. Griffith takes things to the next level in The Cold, Bending Light.”
– J.C. Hart, Editor
“This was a great cop story. The last couple chapters have more twists and turns than a woman’s braids and you won’t guess how it leaves off.”
– Kindle Customer
“Griffith again grips the reader around the throat and pulls them straight down into the story. From the first page to the last. He has a great sense of character. You start to see and know the characters and each is imperfect in its own way, making the story all the more real.”
– Nathan Goodman, Author of The 14th Protocol
Readers’ Favorite recently posted a review of my newest novel: The Cold, Bending Light. I thought I’d post it here to share their thoughts.
Reviewed By Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
Review Rating: 5 Stars
The Cold, Bending Light by MW Griffith is a gripping murder mystery. Young women are disappearing, their bodies found dumped, and tests reveal that they have been injected with lethal doses of a chemical that many states use in executions – just not the state of Tennessee. Special Agent Selena Marrenger is assigned to the case and, as she edges closer to the terrify
ing truth, she stumbles over something else, something much bigger and much more sinister than a serial killer. Selena is about to find out that not everything is as it seems and sometimes complete madness is the reality. What will Selena learn in her investigation and what could be worse than the serial killer they call The Sandman?
The Cold, Bending Light by MW Griffith is one of those stories that grabs you by the throat and pulls you down into the depths. There is no letting go and this is one of the most compelling murder mysteries that I have ever read. The action starts on page one and continues through the entire book, with plenty of twists and turns that lead us down dark alleys and, sometimes, to dead ends. But every twist, every turn, has its part to play in the overall story. There are lots of clues scattered about that make you think you’ve got it, you’ve worked it out. I guarantee you won’t until the very last and this is what keeps you reading. The character development is amazing, with very realistic and identifiable characters being revealed throughout the course of the story. I guarantee that this book will go down well with all readers who love the murder mystery and thriller genres, a truly thrilling rollercoaster journey from start to finish.
Many writers are afraid of a blank page. The white background with that beguiling curser blinking back at you, beckoning you to paint the page with words. How do you start? The first sentence of a story or book can be pivotal to a reader; a deciding factor on whether or not they will continue your tale or begin flipping through television channels. Stephen King, in his book On Writing, states that he puts a lot of effort into the first sentences of his books. That’s because a reader shouldn’t have to struggle through back story in order to discover what’s going to happen, it should just happen. Sure, characters have a past, but there’s an old saying among authors: show don’t tell. Your story’s beginning shouldn’t be a history lesson. Some like to open with dialogue while others prefer action. You hold the cards to your characters past and personality, and if you show your hand too early everything will grind to a standstill. Nobody wants that. Your story has to move, it has to put one foot in front of the other, one word after another. So, think of the situation, the engaging moment that will draw your readers’ attention, and just start walking.