Nov. 24, 2013 (Roanoke, TX) Author Stone Patrick released his debut novel, "The Fallen Body," which chronicles the challenges of being a
female small-town lawyer in the Hill Country of Texas.
Small-town lawyer Taylour Dixxon meets Sarah Cockrell Baines, a New Jersey socialite and millionairess, and their budding friendship begins
with promise. However, soon after they meet, Sarah is arrested for the murder of her husband. When Taylour volunteers to defend Sarah, she
has no idea that her struggling solo law practice in the sleepy, fictional, small town of Marlinsville, Texas, will be turned upside down.
From a lovable, adolescent nephew who moves in with her, to a hired assassin who is determined to hide the truth, and a handsome Texas Ranger
who becomes the object of affection in a love triangle between the two friends, Taylour’s life will never be the same.
During a recent promotion on Amazon, "The Fallen Body" reached #1 on Cozy Mysteries, #10 on Mysteries, and #127 overall when it was available
for free. Over 2,200 versions of the e-book were downloaded in a three-day period!
The reviews have been positive and encouraging:
"...enjoyable to all persons who like mystery and suspense"
"This was a completely clean read, which I found refreshing"
"...fun to read a book that focused more on the people solving the crime rather than on the criminal"
"...left the reader quickly turning pages to find out what really happened and why"
Stone Patrick is a pseudonym for Taylor Stonely, who has a day job working for a financial services company. He received a BS degree from
Brigham Young in 1991 and an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He currently resides in north Texas with his wife and four children.