Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oceanview Publishing Announces the Upcoming Release of Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin

Oceanview Publishing announces the upcoming release of Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin. Kind of Blue (ISBN: 978-1-60809-007-5, Hardcover, 408 pages, Mystery, $25.95) will be available wherever fine books are sold on November 1, 2010.

Among the early praise for Kind of Blue:

“Former LA Times crime reporter Corwin clearly knows the technical stuff. His procedural details are spot on, but he also knows how to generate adrenaline-producing action. This fine first novel marks the arrival of a strong new voice.”
Booklist (Starred Review), September 2010

“Years of experience as a Los Angeles Times reporter give Corwin the inside track on the seamy side of the city, and his depiction of the life of a police detective is as real as it gets. Readers of Michael Connelly will rejoice.”
Library Journal, September 1, 2010

“Former L.A. Times crime reporter Corwin introduces an engaging Jewish police detective in his first novel, a grittily realistic story. [A] strong debut.”
Publishers Weekly, September 13, 2010

In Kind of Blue, Corwin, a former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, delivers a realistic novel about cops and criminals, and crime and consequences. Corwin wrote two acclaimed books about LAPD homicide detectives, including the national best-seller, The Killing Season, and Homicide Special, a Los Angeles Times best-seller. Corwin is also the author of And Still We Rise, a PEN West award winner for non-fiction.

When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in LA, the pressure’s on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago.

A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left unanchored—and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused Latisha’s murder.

When he’s asked to rejoin the force, Ash reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him the chance to find Latisha’s killer.

Ash dives in headfirst to investigate the ex-cop’s murder. But even when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case doesn’t sit right with Ash, and he continues working the increasingly-dangerous investigation while quietly chasing leads in Latisha’s murder.

Unable to let either case go until he has answers, Ash finds that his obsessive nature, which propels him into a world of private compromises and public corruption, is a flaw that might prove fatal.

A native of Los Angeles, Miles Corwin is a former crime reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Corwin is a best-selling author whose previous books include The Killing Season, And Still We Rise, and Homicide Special.

Oceanview Publishing ( is an independent publisher headquartered in Florida. Oceanview is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - 615-297-9875, or by email -

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