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Douglas Schofield Reveals: “Why I Write Women”

Author’s Note: When “CRIMINAL ELEMENT” asked me if I’d like to submit a piece on why I write women, I didn’t hesitate. In today’s world, in today’s social environment, it’s something that needs to be said. The article I submitted was just published. Please, dear friends — and especially you men out there — for the sake of all those …

STORM RISING – Loved, loved, loved it!

February 11, 2017. I posted on my Facebook . . . On a scale of 1 – 10, Storm Rising is a 12, just finished about 2 am today. Loved, loved, loved it! By Kathleen S.

Review: Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield

by Kristin Centorcelli Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield is a high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida, and Sicily, Italy, with three important questions: Where am I? … How did I get here? … and most importantly … Who am I? Lisa Green has amnesia. Her “boyfriend” Roland, insists that he’s protecting her in the remote Florida Everglades cabin …

I couldn’t stop…I was hooked from the beginning

Wow! What a great book and what a surprise. I was hooked from the beginning by the story of young, state prosecutor Claire Talbot who is the newly appointed felony division chief. She is tough as nails and has to prove herself daily to many old school cops. It didn’t help at all when a newly discovered grave linked back …

Schofield writes female protagonists better than most in the business

Loved this book! Schofield writes relatable characters in situations that keep you completely engaged- the storm at the center of the story is Hurricane Sandy. It has a sense of urgency that keeps the story moving, and you really care what happens to Lucy and everyone around her. Schofield writes female protagonists better than most in the business, and his …

Time of Departure review by James Renner

“If Michael Connelly and Audrey Niffenegger collaborated on a story and then sent it into the past to be edited by Rod Serling, that novel would be Time of Departure. A hard-boiled detective thriller with a dash of fantasy, Time of Departure is a clever read. Daring, even. It risks angering readers who thought they knew what they were in for, only to …

Killing Pace: A Mystery

These three questions have plagued Lisa Green for the past two months since she crawled barefoot and bleeding from the wreckage of a catastrophic car accident. Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia.

Les Standiford – author of Bone Key and Water to the Angels

Douglas Schofield’s Time of Departure is the fictional equivalent of a carefully crafted set of Chinese boxes, with a gripping police procedural nested within an engaging character study, enveloped by an overarching narrative that grapples with this world’s essential questions. The investigation undertaken by driven state’s attorney Claire Talbot takes readers to chilling, uncharted territory and reminds us that “whodunit” …

Pre-publication reaction – “Time of Departure” by Douglas Schofield

Pre-publication reaction from editors and proofreaders– – Simply couldn’t put it down so I finished the novel last night!! Brilliant, genius, superb, excellent! Words are inadequate. I now see why your friend got goose bumps reading it. I love the way you used a legal who-dunnit as a vehicle to tell a very different and heart-rending love story. Really fantastic …

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Storm Rising

It’s been a rough five years for Lucy Hendricks.
She hasn’t had an easy time of it since her husband, Jack―a devoted and upstanding Bayonne, New Jersey, cop―was murdered while on an investigation. There were suspicions that he’d been involved with the local Mafia, and the media wouldn’t let it go, making life unbearable, so Lucy moved to Florida to raise her son, Kevin, who was born without ever knowing his father.

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Time of Departure

Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot is as tough as they come, and not everyone loves her for it. Newly promoted Felony Division Chief, Claire has about as many jealous detractors as she does supporters.

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Succession

Across the world, two-and-a-half billion people sit glued to the broadcast of Princess Diana’s funeral. In Bayonne, New Jersey, surgical resident Dr. Emma Parks watches the somber proceedings over her morning coffee, then hurries to get ready for work.

Flight Risks

Flight Risks

A WORLD IN TURMOIL
In the wake of al-Qaeda’s catastrophic attacks, western democracies scramble to meet a deadly new threat…

A Royal Tale

Bymelody pietyon November 19, 2017 It was exciting, fast paced and I had a hard time putting it down. I got very involved with the characters and wanted to know what was going to happen next.

Flight Risks

ByAlfred Humphreyson April 17, 2012 Wow! What a great read! Flight Risks reads like an action film. Mr. Schofield draws you into the story with a cast of rich and well developed characters and you feel like you’re right there in the middle of the action. You just have to read this book then hope it does out as a …

MOVE OVER PATTERSON & SHELDON!

Bydeb mctaggarton April 18, 2012 Brilliant,believable and a real page turner! Once you start it you won’t put it down s before you do… CLEAR YOUR CALENDER! Schofield does a fantastic job of reeling you in and developing the characters so well you feel you know them and you CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM. Move over Patterson and Sheldon. You …

Incredible Read! Highly Recommended.

ByDDon April 15, 2012   To be blunt, I loved this book. Schofield writes with the easy confidence of a master and it’s hard to believe this is his first book.Don’t let the book’s cover or title fool you; the story is about an international manhunt (womanhunt?) for Grace Palliser. Grace’s already out of control life gets even messier, after …

Not since Silence of the Lambs have I felt such a rush!

ByJayne Wayneon April 14, 2012 Reading Flight Risks became my obsession. This was a thrilling, suspenseful, gut-wrenching adventure. I couldn’t stop rooting for Grace and worrying about her like a dear friend. She’s dangerously intelligent, strikingly sexy, and tragically human. She just can’t get a break, but she was never broken. It triggered many of the same emotions as Silence …

Excellent!

ByAlex777on December 11, 2012 a taut narrative which moves at warp speed, an appealing heroine, and a clever re-imagining of a bit of royal history. first class!

An Alternate Royal Reality

ByDDon October 4, 2012 I read and loved Schofield’s first book, Flight Risks, and looked forward to reading his latest effort, which did not disappoint. Like Flight Risks, the protagonist is a woman with a messy personal life (although not as messy as Grace’s in Flight Risks). In the midst of losing at love and possibly losing her job, a …

Extremely Enjoyable!

ByJansenon October 6, 2012 I didn’t know what to expect when i started this book. I’m not sure I would have purchased it if I had just downloaded the sample. I’m glad I just hit the “buy” button. I enjoyed the characters. I LOVED the premise and the story. I like books that move along and this one did. The …

Best Author Ever!

Best Author Ever! Byjeezlouiseon April 29, 2016 My first introduction to Doug Scofield’s books was Time of Departure. It was such an amazing book to read that I couldn’t wait to read more of this author. Succession is also a fantastic book! I can’t wait for the next one in this series which I believe is coming out later this …

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Storm Rising by Douglas Schofield

It’s been a rough five years for Lucy Hendricks.She hasn’t had an easy time of it since her husband, Jack—a devoted and upstanding Bayonne, New Jersey, cop—was murdered while on an investigation. There were suspicions that he’d been involved with the local Mafia, and the media wouldn’t let it go, making life unbearable, so Lucy moved to Florida to raise …

Time of Departure giveaway!

Time of Departure Giveaway by Goodreads! (only 20 offered) Goodreads Book Giveaway Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield Giveaway ends July 08, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to Win

A five-star rating for Time of Departure

A five-star rating! Wow! What a great book and what a surprise. I was hooked from the beginning by the story of young, state prosecutor Claire Talbot who is the newly appointed felony division chief. She is tough as nails and has to prove herself daily to many old school cops. It didn’t help at all when a newly discovered …

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Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield

    Only the future is certain; the past is always changing –Chinese proverb In Gainesville, Florida, Claire Talbot’s appointment to lead the State Attorney’s Felony Division is met with smoldering resentment. Some colleagues are openly skeptical about her youth, her abilities, and even her gender. Then a highway project turns up a gravesite from a decades-old string of unsolved …

IN EXALTED COMPANY…

Succession among bookstore manager’s top ten picks for 2012… http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Megan-s-Top-10-Novels-of-2012.html?soid=1100733890068&aid=MQRIPBqAUpg  

“BETTER THAN ICE CREAM” says Oscar nominee Graham Greene…

I downloaded the digital version of Succession and it kept me up nights. Mr. Schofield should be charging more for it! It’s better than ice cream – the way the story unfolds is excellent, the characters are wonderful, the story is like a basket of delicate gourmet treats! – Graham Greene, film actor (Oscar nominee, Dances With Wolves)  

THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL!

Be warned! Start this book and you will not be able to put it down. It’s like reading an action movie – a very smart, well written blockbuster. This book made me late for dinner! I’m not a mystery/thriller reader usually but this book has it all – mystery, murders, car chases, illegitimate royal weddings, poisoning, kidnappings, handsome bodyguards…even Queen …

A ROYALLY THRILLING READ!

It’s a rave for Succession on Pink Julep Abroad! http://www.pinkjulepabroad.com/2012/12/succession-by-douglas-schofield-royally.html

A CLIFF HANGER!

I didn’t know what to expect when I started ‘Succession’. I’m not sure I would have purchased it if I had just downloaded the Kindle sample. I’m glad I just hit the “buy” button. I enjoyed the characters. I LOVED the premise and the story. I like books that move along and this one did. The only thing that I …

AN ALTERNATE ROYAL REALITY

I read and loved Schofield’s first book, ‘Flight Risks’, and looked forward to reading his latest effort, ‘Succession’, which did not disappoint. Like ‘Flight Risks’, the protagonist is a woman with a messy personal life (although not as messy as Grace’s in ‘Flight Risks’). In the midst of losing at love and possibly losing her job, a phone call begins …

FELL IN LOVE WITH GRACE PALLISER

Flight Risks was such a great read! I couldn’t wait to get back to it every time I was forced to put it down. The plot not only kept moving but it kept me guessing. I ended up falling in love with Grace Palliser even though at the beginning of the book I wanted to despise her for her faults. …

‘FLIGHT RISKS’ MADE ME LATE FOR LUNCH!

This is a great read – a cross between Patricia Cornwell and John Grisham. Towards the end I quite literally was unable to put this book down and consequently turned up nearly an hour late for lunch one Sunday. It was worth it though (particularly when you get to the clever twist that will make you go, “No …., surely …

Cayman inews

Cayman inews: Assistant Solicitor General Douglas Schofield Presents New Novel Assistant Solicitor General Douglas Schofield Presents New Novel September 3, 2012 By IEye News Leave a Comment Douglas Schofield Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (September 3, 2012): Attorney Douglas Schofield’s second novel, Succession, melds political thriller, medical drama, legal drama and historical romance into an exciting, fast-paced adventure. The new book …

BOOKSTORE MANAGER COMPLAINS ABOUT ‘SUCCESSION’

Two quick things, Douglas – you, Carl and Emma have made me late for dinner.  And, “His name is Rex” may be one of the best final lines I’ve ever read.  Outstanding book!!! Megan McCluskey, Manager, BOOKS & BOOKS, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman. 

Royal Family Thriller ‘Succession’ Attracts Hollywood Attention

Attorney Douglas Schofield’s second novel, ‘Succession’, takes genre fusion in all the right directions, melding  political thriller, medical drama, legal drama, and historical romance into an exciting, fast–paced adventure. Attorney Douglas Schofield’s ‘Succession’, a novel that has already grabbed Hollywood interest, has all the right stuff to grab the attention of a much wider audience than the typical political thriller due to Schofield’s …

PRESS RELEASE – ‘Flight Risks’ is a realistic page-turner with delicious twists

Attorney Douglas Schofield’s Debut Novel, ‘Flight Risks’: A Realistic Page-Turner With Delicious Twists Grace Palliser—legal secretary, recovering addict, and divorced mother who lost custody of her daughter—is the focal character in Douglas Schofield’s novel ‘Flight Risks’. Clearly, she’s a woman with a past, but when she uncovers a plot to make false claims on dormant accounts of Holocaust victims, the …

Succession by Douglas Schofield

  Across the world, two-and-a-half billion people sit glued to the broadcast of Princess Diana’s funeral. In Bayonne, New Jersey, surgical resident Dr. Emma Parks watches the somber proceedings over her morning coffee, then hurries to get ready for work. Today’s shift, she expects, will be no different from any other… fixing broken bodies, one emergency at a time. But …

Flight Risks

Flight Risks by Douglas Schofield

After ten minutes, Grace reached the canyon rim. The wound in her side was bleeding. Ahead and just outside the tree line, a huge steel pipe, eight feet in diameter, emerged from the termination of the earthen berm and launched itself into space. It formed a span, a hundred feet long, to the rim of the opposite canyon wall. A …

The Victoria Times-Colonist, a leading daily newspaper in British Columbia, calls Flight Risks “a fast-paced, snappy thriller”

Douglas Schofield is a Canadian-educated lawyer who lives in Grand Cayman. Flight Risks is a fast-paced, snappy thriller that hurtles through the worlds of law, finance, politics and family. The main character, Grace Palliser, works for a law firm in Victoria, and while she is battling an ex-husband for custody of her five-year-old daughter Sherry, Grace is also trying to …

Miami Book Club: “We are fans!”

Dear Mr. Schofield: Thank you very much for a most entertaining gift to our Book Club. “Flight Risks” a wonderful surprise and having signed copies made it special. We lived ever so adventurously with Grace, meeting her internal demons, external foes, friends, and loves. Our heroine, with the help of several good friends, manages to overcome many difficulties. Her journey …