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Monday, September 21, 2020

New Mystery-Thriller, Dishonor Thy Father, Scores Big with Reviewers

Potpourri Books has published a new mystery-thriller novel that is getting accolades from reviewers.

Dishonor Thy Father, by Mike Robinson & M.J. Richards, revolves around a beautiful surgeon, an obsessed detective, and the murder that sparks their passion. What makes this book different, is that the catalyst for the mystery is an attempted honor killing of a teenaged girl in Iran.  Twenty years later, we meet two female surgeons: one a stunning Muslim doctor, Dr. Marika Javid; the other, her smart and savvy physician partner, Dr. Tara White, who must take over the medical practice when Marika is killed. A Los Angeles detective investigates numerous suspects, all of whom had a motive to kill the woman doctor.

Spanning three decades and two continents, Dishonor Thy Father boldly explores issues of ethnicity, sexism, spirituality, and social mores in today's complex and heated political environment.

Jessica Tingling at Manhattan Book Review called Dishonor Thy Father "…a powerful, thrilling book that will capture readers from beginning to end." Her review continued, "Together, the two authors have constructed a rousing mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very last page. The well-rounded characters and thought-provoking plot twists bring together an unforgettable narrative saturated with romance, mystery, perseverance, and commitment in the face of complete uncertainty. More than a murder mystery, Robinson and Richards have webbed an intricate tale of the consequences we face when deep sacrifices and dark secrets threaten to unravel everything we hold dear."

Tingling gave the book "five stars for its originality and command of language…"

Other media outlets' and well-known authors' reviews included:

"A persistently suspenseful crime drama…provocative commentary on how the past can haunt one's present." -Kirkus Reviews

"From beginning to end, Dishonor Thy Father is an intuitive and riveting novel...that explores sexism, racism, and bigotry through a fresh lens..." -San Francisco Book Review

"This dramatic, fast-paced novel tells a dangerous tale... in living, cinematic color!" -Phyllis Chesler, Author, Women and Madness

Dishonor Thy Father has also gotten endorsements from TV and film producers:

"...an intricate murder mystery with edge of your seat suspense...abounds with twists and turns, leading to a stunning final reveal!" -Paul Bernbaum, Writer/Producer, Hollywoodland starring Ben Affleck

"…A heck of a thrilling read!" -Robert Lloyd Lewis, Producer, Dexter

"Unique and relevant...cleverly crafted with sexy characters and a thought-provoking premise." -Fern Field, Producer, Monk 

" a fascinating thriller with romance that takes the reader on a journey across cultures and continents." -Carole Isenberg, Associate Producer, The Color Purple


Dishonor Thy Father is available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle and will soon be on other platforms and in bookstores. 

Potpourri Books offers readers an eclectic choice of reading treats. From novels and non-fiction to humor and children's books. We love the unique and special, because that's what our readers are, too! 

Dishonor Thy Father - About the Authors

Mike Robinson is a novelist, screenwriter, and literary editor, based in Los Angeles. His novels include The Enigma of Twilight Falls trilogy, The Prince of Earth, Skunk Ape Semester, and The Atheist. 

M.J. Richards is the pen name for the screenwriting team of M.J. Anderson & Richard Rossner.  They are writer-producers of film and television with several movies and TV Series to their credit. M.J. wrote multiple episodes of Friday the 13th – the Series. Richard Rossner co-hosts several podcasts, including The Dark Side Of and Unexplained Mysteries.

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