Ashland, Or.  Sept. 15, 2008

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David Corbett, Author of the International Thriller, BLOOD OF PARADISE

David Corbett, author of DONE FOR A DIME and THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD, returns with a heart pounding international crime thriller set amongst corruption and intrigue in South America:  BLOOD OF PARADISE (Mortalis Books, 2007). Meet him at Bookwagon New and Used Books in Ashland on Friday October 17, 2008 at 6pm.

El Salvador: America’s great Cold War success story and the model for Iraq’s fledgling democracy—if one ignores the grinding poverty, the corruption, and a murder rate ranked nearDavid Corbett, Author of Blood of Paradise the top in the hemisphere. This is where Jude McManus works as a protection specialist, currently assigned to an American engineer working for a U.S. consortium.

BLOOD OF PARADISE is an intricately crafted journey into Third World intrigue and corruption, interwoven with the author’s exquisite exploration of loyalty, betrayal and the transformative power of love.  Michael Connelly says, "This big, brawny novel runs on full throttle from first to last page. Brutal and heartrending, eloquent and important, this is a fully engrossing read.

Corbett was a senior operative with a prominent San Francisco private investigation firm for nearly fifteen years, then worked with his late wife Terri in a small law practice.

The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also produces the cable access television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir, airing Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in Southern Oregon on Cable Channel 15 and webcast at the same time from

Ashland Mystery is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, and in 2008 was also sponsored by Bookwagon New and Used Books, Standing Stone Brewing Company, and The Party Place. For more information contact Maureen Flanagan at 541-552-0743 or visit


Video of David Corbett Reading from Blood of Paradise on Ashland Mystery rvtv noir