Bruns applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Casting Bones, the first book in a new series, and reported the following:
I’ve written the page 69 challenge for several of my books. Reading page 69 of Casting Bones took me by surprise. The New Orleans based crime novel (complete with a voodoo queen who helps solve a murder) is based around corruption, graft, and greed plus a rush to judgement that could get the wrong man convicted.Learn more about the book and author at Don Bruns's website.
The question the protagonist, Detective Quentin Archer, keeps asking is ‘why?’ Every time he answers a ‘why’ he’s that much closer to solving the murder. What surprised me was that all of those factors in the book come into play on page 69. The atmosphere of a steamy New Orleans and the oddball assortment of colorful characters is missing but the essence of the story is there. Tension, anger, a push for justice…it’s all on the page. Just don’t skip the rest of the book, okay. There’s a lot more intrigue and excitement in Casting Bones.
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