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Cold Reading is a hardboiled detective novel featuring Nick Shaw, Private Eye.

Nick is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who pays his bills with detective work. After he flubs an audition, Nick is hired by a Hollywood theater producer to find a missing actress. Desperate for money, Nick takes the case—but soon wishes he hadn't, as he follows cold leads and hot ladies through danger and deceit to unravel the mystery and pull back the curtain. On stage and off, nothing is quite what it seems....

You can read the first ten chapters of Cold Reading on Nick Shaw's blog, and follow Nick's adventures on twitter.

A rough draft of Cold Reading is complete, and currently in revisions. The novel will be self-published in December as an ebook, and in January as a paperback. Also in January a limited number of hardbacks will be published exclusively for Kickstarter backers.

You can pre-order your copy of Cold Reading now through Kickstarter. Your donation will help me to complete the revisions and edits in time for the book's anticipated release date: December 20, 2011.

Thank you for your support!

PRAISE FOR DAVID WISEHART'S FIRST NOVEL, DEVIL'S LAIR:

"Devil's Lair is by far the best book I have read in years!"
USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Forster

"A fantastic book and I commend Mr. Wisehart on such an incredible novel. Highly Recommended."
Debra L. Martin, author of The Quest for Nobility

"Beautifully told, full of vivid details. Brilliant!"
Christa Polkinhorn, author of Love of a Stonemason

"Devil's Lair is a work of greatness!"
John Pearson, author of Learn Me Good

"Compelling."
M. Cantrell, author of Citizen Zero

"Powerful."
J.H. Sked, author of Basement Blues

"Action-packed."
Gretchin L. Rix, author of The Cowboy's Baby

"Brilliant!"
Kiana Davenport, author of House of Skin

"Truly astonishing."
Darrell Delamaide, author of The Grand Mirage

"A remarkable piece of literature!"
Rebekah L. Downey, Amazon review

"A medieval tour-de-force!"
"Samuel L. Clemens," Amazon review

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