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B. D. Harris
Author Bio B. D. Harris was born and raised in a small railroad town on the Highline of Montana. He has two brothers and two sisters. B. D. left Montana, at age 19, to pursue a law enforcement career in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. His career began as a Correctional Officer in a women’s prison where he met his future wife, no, not an inmate. He continued his career in a men’s prison. After over a decade in corrections, B. D. worked as a Sherriff’s Deputy in eastern Washington before hiring on as a City Police Officer back in Montana, retiring after 20+ years on the job. B.D. has been married to his wife, Angie, for over 2 decades. Together they fostered 7 children, adopting 4: 2 boys and 2 girls. The family moved to Kalispell, Montana, where the kids attended the local schools. After retiring from law enforcement, B. D. completed his master’s degree. It was during this time that he published his first novel, “I’ll Spell It Out”. Followed several years later by book two, “Evil In, Evil Out. B. D. uses his corrections and law enforcement background and training to write these books. He wants to give the reader a unique perspective, telling some of the stories from the perspective of a narcissistic killer and others from the men and women in law enforcement, who hunt them. B. D. already has plans for at least two more books and as old cases and experiences come to mind, he adds them to the list of prospective new novels.
Detective Brooks lay in a coma fighting for his life after an explosion sends him flying out a window. With his longtime mentor out of commission, Detective Cooper is teamed up with a new partner, Sampson. He and Sampson follow one tantalizing lead after another in an attempt to apprehend a killer. A prime suspect jumps to the forefront of the investigation. This suspect, Jody, has a criminal history dating back 30 years and is well versed in manipulating the system. When Cooper and his partner get close, Jody vanishes into the seedy underbelly of the streets. Somewhat apprehensive with a new partner, Cooper maintains loyalty to his mentor and longtime friend. Although reluctant, he’s resolved to train the new detective with honesty, integrity, and ethics, just as Brooks taught him. Teamed together they pursue a mass murderer targeting affluent members of the community. Cooper and Sampson face the worst atrocities mankind has to offer, with unflinching bravery.
murder mystery readers, true crime readers, police procedure readers, suspense readers, thriller readers, police enthusiasts
Book cover type
I want an image of a female face on the cover. Not too bold but not like a background holograph either. One side of the female face should be seductive, attractive, innocent, and sweet with beautiful green eyes. The other side of her face should be devious conniving not so attractive, with dark eyes. I would like small dollar signs as earrings or maybe even as the center of her eyes. I leave that to the artist to use their imagination on how to work that in. As far as design a good example is Sandra Brown's book "Hello, Darkness". It is subdued but detailed and eye-catching. Again if the artist wants to show me something they have in mind, I am open to their expertise.
What to avoid
nothing cartoonish and nothing gory. I don't want a cover that looks like it would be a horror movie poster
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
brianharris1026 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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