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Xlibris Weekend Recap: 12 Stories You Might Have Missed

Get the skinny on a variety of self-publishing news! Xlibris gives you a recap of author features, writing tips, literary events, Xlibris promos, and more to guide your way to self-publishing success. Catch up on all the happenings in our Weekend Recap below.

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The Piano | #BestRead
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Xlibris Writing Tips:
Xlibris Presents How To Thicken the Plot

Xlibris Editing Guidelines:
Xlibris Presents How to Write Succinctly

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Xlibris Press Releases:

New Travelogue Shows the Excitement and Romance of Exotic ‘Brazil’
Action-packed Spy Thriller Awaits Readers in ‘A Call to Prayer’
Arthur Cantrell Recreates the Terror and Intrigue that Foreshadowed the End of WWII
New Book ‘Foulweather Farm’ Is a Husband’s Touching Tribute to His Beloved Wife


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New Book Gives Readers an In-Depth Look Into the Mind of a Serial Killer

Author Robert P. Maroney looks into the psychological aspect of murder in his new book, ‘THE KILLER’S HANDBOOK’.


Fayette County, West Virginia (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

Throughout everyone’s life there have been instances where one becomes so angry or frustrated that one would even contemplate murder. Of course such thoughts are merely passing fancies, and could never be acted upon due to fear of going to jail, but what if one had a foolproof method? What if there is a way wherein one could perpetrate such an act and never be caught and taste the sweet triumph of revenge without facing the consequences? Author Robert P. Maroney explores this tantalizing concept in his new book titled “THE KILLER’S HANDBOOK.”

A follow up to his previously released book titled “55 Graves”, this book follows the life of retired detective Nicholas Pearce. After the events of the last book, Nicholas has retired from active police duty, and has been recovering from a near-fatal knife attack, and he contemplates on what he should do with his life. The choice is made for him as he finds himself thrust into two perplexing cases. Two young college girls, abducted in Louisville, Kentucky, are discovered floating in the Kanawha River near Montgomery, West Virginia. The next day, another girl is abducted, but this one is from the local area. Nick and FBI Agent Addie Curtis team up once again trying to save a life and find the killer before time runs out. During the investigation, Nick discovers a serial killer, known only as Reaper, bragging about his murders online. Pedophiles are being targeted in several states, but no one is connecting the murders, and even Nick is skeptical that Reaper’s claims are genuine. But when Reaper authors an online murder manual, titled, “The Killer’s Handbook”, Nick realizes it has gone too far. People are using the handbook to kill and Reaper is quickly becoming an underground Internet sensation. Nick knows he must be stopped, but how?

Filled with interesting characters, absorbing dialogue, and disturbing events, “The Killer’s Handbook” will keep readers guessing until the very end.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Robert P. Maroney is a devoted husband and proud father of two wonderful children, and is known as Grandpa Bob to a rambunctious toddler. His background is diverse; retired career military, a musician who has played professionally on three continents, an adjunct university professor, and CEO of a consulting firm. He currently resides in Fayette County, West Virginia.

THE KILLER’S HANDBOOK* by Robert P. Maroney
Publication Date: December 5, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 361 pages; 978-1-4931-1584-6
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 361 pages; 978-1-4931-1585-3
e-book; $1.99; 978-1-4931-1586-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.




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February Specials: Xlibris Marketing Services Promo

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Great creations usually begin with a single idea. We know that writers like you are bombarded with great ideas every now and then, so we’re offering this month’s specials to help you shape those eureka moments and turn them into something worthwhile: a published book, a new marketing campaign, or an inventive way to sell your work.

February Specials

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