The first book signing will be at The Elbow Room, Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT on JUNE 15th from 5-6:30 PM. The new novel is entitled Sharp 9th, A Skinner Malloy Mystery Novel.
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Cronin’s main character is a rock musician and former combat Marine. He carved out a decent music career until he trashed the men who raped his band mate–Gillian Carroll. Skinner Malloy is out on parole and his gigs have dried up.
As Gilliam Carroll tries to heal herself after the assault, she seeks the stability of her advertising job. But her employer, Consolidated Insurance, has her employment terminated. But the firing is bogus. And what’s worse is that someone is spreading lies related to the firing.
Gillian and Skinner search for the real reason surrounding termination and find Consolidated Insurance associates are dying under freak circumstances.
And haltingly, they find their inextricably woven journey yields feelings that she thought were lost in her assault; feelings he felt were destroyed in combat.
Then Gillian disappears.
As Skinner searches for her, he faces a new type of enemy: corporatecriminals, private security thugs; shady cops; and sadistic pornographers.
Simultaneously he confronts his own debilitating flashbacks and rediscovers his affinity for extreme violence.
It’s a hunt neither Skinner’s combat nor rock n’ roll experience could never foretell.
Cronin has weaved a mystery, love story and expose and Sharp 9th reveals a world of murder, corruption, conspiracy and a search for love.
Cronin, a Fortune 500 marketing, advertising and research executive, has been an acclaimed humorist who focuses upon women’s issues regarding their relationships with men. He also is a musician with four Indy Albums under his belt and wrote songs that appear in Sharp 9th, his first novel.
Sharp 9th is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, e-book or paper.