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NEWS RELEASE July 9, 2013

New Book From Wigeon Publishing

Dare I Call It Murder?
A Memoir of Violent Loss

Cold Case — The Untold Story

Author reveals previously undisclosed facts in 35-year-old murder investigation

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—In his book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, award-winning investigative journalist Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed.

The book is being released today by Wigeon Publishing and is available from booksellers throughout the United States as well as internationally. Formats include hardcover (6x9), trade paperback (6x9) and ebook (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, iBook and others).

In 1977, Loren and Joanne Edwards left Puget Sound aboard their 53-foot sailboat Spellbound, destined for French Polynesia. Six months later they lay dead in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The author's younger brother became the prime suspect in the FBI's murder investigation. But federal prosecutors never indicted him, leaving the case unresolved and splitting the Edwards family into feuding factions.

Three decades later, a true-crime book containing an inaccurate account of the case ripped the tattered family even farther apart.

In Dare I Call It Murder?, Larry Edwards reveals previously undisclosed facts from the FBI's investigation as he lays out the case never presented in court.

However, the memoir goes beyond simply telling the untold story. Edwards' broader goal is to see the book generate greater awareness of and conversations about violent loss, its impact on the survivors, and the troubling effects of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

Connie Saindon, a therapist who has helped Edwards and is the founder of the Survivors of Violent Loss Program in San Diego, Calif., writes, ďItís the kind of book you canít put down. You will live this story.Ē

Official Website: www.dareicallitmurder.com

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Book Details
Winner: San Diego Book Awards, 2012 (unpublished memoir)
• Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9859728-2-0; $28.95
• Trade paperback ISBN: 978-0-9859728-3-7; $15.95
• E-book ISBN: 978-0-9859728-6-8; $6.99
• Distribution: Ingram, Partners West

Learn more about the book and where the book is being sold: About the Book.

Larry M. Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist who has served as writer and editor for several publications, including sailing and maritime periodicals. He lived with his family in Seattle and Kirkland before attending the University of Washington and becoming a junior high school teacher in Tacoma. He now lives in San Diego and works as a freelance writer, book editor and publishing consultant.
Learn more at: About the Author

Bookstore Events

  • Eagle Harbor Bookstore, Bainbridge Island (Seattle area) Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.
  • Third Place Bookstore, Lake Forest Park (North Seattle area), Saturday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • Warwick's Bookstore, La Jolla (San Diego area), Sunday, Sept. 22, noon - 2 p.m.

About Wigeon Publishing
Based in San Diego, Calif., Wigeon Publishing produces handcrafted books by artisans of the written word. Wigeon is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Other books from Wigeon:
Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With Phyllis Diller by Robin Skone-Palmer
Home From The Banks: Poems by Arthur W. Raybold

Learn more at: www.wigeonpublishing.com