Motive has been selling at a steady and consistent pace

Motive has been selling at a steady and consistent pace, although in much less volume than I had hoped for. I found that my life long goal of writing a novel was left somewhat hollow. I say that because after I completed putting a fantastic story down in black and white, had it professionally edited, and jumped through all the hoops my publisher requested, only to find that I have another hurdle to jump; marketing and promotions. Aside from trying to find time to devote to the writing of my 2nd book I have the distraction of getting Motive out to the public. After all, you can have the best gadget, tool, garment, or book in the entire world and nobody will buy it if they don’t know it is out there. So I am doing my best to learn the art of promotion and the science of marketing. I am comfortable with book-signing events and addressing book clubs, but have a hard time learning to maneuver through the internet media world. I believe the word for me is troglodyte. Yep, I’m definitely a trog. So as I muddle through I will keep you informed of the progress. In the meanwhile I am going to try to steal away a couple hours to work on chapter 7 of the next coterie series novel.

2nd Book of Coterie Series

The second book of the Coterie Series is underway. Although there is no title yet, the story has a great beginning and the end is fantastic. All I have to do is to meander through a series of events to tie the two together. That is the format I used for my first book, Motive. And as the first book was initiated by, and centered on character Joe Morgan, the second book will be mostly about another Coterie member, Harry Doyle. Of course the whole group get involved in his exploits and lend their special skills.

I am planning to write a series of books, each focusing on a separate member of the Coterie. Already, there is another character that will surface throughout the story and I have asked readers to suggest names for him. He will be a confidential informant (CI) who is more of a friend of Harry’s than just a street level informant. Although I have received numerous names that are interesting, and some that were a bit cheesy, I am still open for suggestions. At this time I am into chapter 5 and trying to figure out which of three directions I want the story to follow. I will pick the best path for the readers.

Where to get a Motive?

In Buffalo NY copies of MOTIVE can be purchased at Turning Leaves bookstore on Elmwood Avenue in the University District, at Dog Ears bookstore on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, or at the Towne Restaurant in Allentown. It can also be ordered through Barnes and Noble bookstores. MOTIVE is available on Amazon and Kindle. It can also be ordered through my publisher, NFB Publishing.

Crime novelist Dennis Adams to host first book-signing event

Crime novelist Dennis Adams to host first book-signing event

Crime fiction author, private investigator and retired Buffalo Police detective Dennis M. Adams will hold a book-signing event for his first novel, Motive, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The event will take place at the Towne Restaurant, 186 Allen St., Buffalo.

A West Seneca resident, Adams delves deep into his many years of experience as an Army intelligence analyst and detective to create the characters for his first novel. He holds a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Buffalo State College.

With a typical murder investigation, most homicide detectives would be satisfied if they could prove how the homicide occurred, who committed the murder, what weapon was used, and establish where and when the crime occurred. In Motive, that would not be enough for Joe Morgan, the retired homicide chief whose grandson, Sean, was intentionally run down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. To further complicate matters, Joes son, Mike, Seans father, is also a lieutenant in the police department. The police departments finding that the killer is deceased has all but closed the investigation. However, it had been unable to find a motive for the murder, and this of course leaves open the possibility that either Mike or Joe may have been the actual intended target. Until the motive is discovered, there is a chance that whomever directed the killing could strike again.

Free coffee and food discounts will be offered during the April 17 event. For more information, please follow Motive by Dennis M. Adams on Facebook for frequent updates. The book is also available on for those who cannot make the upcoming event.