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12/21/2012

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FATAL DECREE LAUNCHED Author H. Terrell Griffin signs copies of his new book during a launch party. Photo by Scott Proffitt GRIFFIN UNVEILS SEVENTH NOVEL IN HIS MATT ROYAL SERIES By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer The rollout for Fatal Decree, H. Terrell Griffin���s latest Matt Royal mystery, began with a book signing and cocktail party hosted by his publisher, Oceanview, on Dec 12 on Longboat Key, the island Griffin loves and loves to write about. Oceanview for his third novel in the series. He never has looked back. Fatal Decree, his seventh novel, officially will be released on Jan. 15. Not only has he been relieved of trying to sell his titles store to store, he gets national coverage and favorable reviews from the likes of New York Griffin has come a long way from his first Times best-selling authors David Hagberg and novel, Longboat Blues, which appeared in Michael Connelly, whose comments grace the 2005. Then he was one among the hordes of back pages of Griffin���s latest novel. unknown, self-published authors wandering into bookstores and asking them to stock his The book signing was packed, and the line of people waiting for Griffin to autograph his novel. latest mystery was long and steady. More than But Griffin beat the odds. Longboat Blues a few folks were buying stacks of his books, was a success, and Griffin was picked up by in fact.

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