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The sequel is now available!

"A City Named Desire," second in the Bo Landry thriller series, is now available at bobbydelaughter.com/books Check out the reader reviews, as well as that as the prequel, "Inside the Labyrinth," at www.bobbydelaughter.com/books

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Bobby's CD, "Say What?"

"Say What?" is a CD of humorous, true stories Bobby shares from his years as a prosecutor. Now available on this website. The link: www.bobbydelaughter.com/other-products/say-what-cd

 

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Win a free signed print edition of Bobby’s thriller "Inside the Labyrinth"!

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Win a free signed print edition of Bobby’s thriller "Inside the Labyrinth"!

Beginning Bastille Day, July 14, 2014, and every day afterward for a month, Bobby will be giving away a signed print edition of "Inside the Labyrinth," his New Orleans-set thriller. Last day of the sweepstakes will be August 14, 2014. To secure your chance to win, just "Like" Bobby's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/bobby.delaughter For more info about the book, visit www.bobbydelaughter.com/books

Click here to enter the sweepstakes: http://woobox.com/wtz3dq

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Free e-book edition of New Orleans thriller--for limited time!

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Free e-book edition of New Orleans thriller--for limited time!

What better way to celebrate freedom than to offer something for free, right? So, for a limited time--Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6--the e-book edition of my thriller "Inside the Labyrinth" will be absolutely FREE! Wishing all a blessed and safe holiday. Click on this link for your free e-book: www.bobbydelaughter.com/books

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Trip to Fairhope & Perdido

Peggy and I are back in NOLA, safe and sound, from a productive and relaxing trip. Many thanks to the staff at Page & Palette Books in Fairhope, AL for making us feel so at home; and to our friends Jackie and Ken Jones, our always fun hosts in Perdido, FL. We made the trip in our Wrangler, even removing the upper door panels and letting our hair down (blow is more like it). Drove the scenic route along Mobile Bay, South of Fairhope. So beautiful, peaceful & clean. Would love to have a place there. Check out the photos on the Extras page of this website.

So much fun! Sell those books, Page & Palette, so we can come back!

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Coming to Page & Palette!

Signed copies of Bobby's Inside the Labyrinth: A Bo Landry Thriller will be available at Page & Palette, a wonderful independent bookstore located at 32 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532, starting the afternoon of Saturday, June 28, 2014. He will be there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and would love it if you joined him and wife Peggy for coffee at Latte Da.

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Developing the character of a serial killer

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Developing the character of a serial killer

“Inside the Labyrinth: A Bo Landry Thriller,” is a story of good and evil, as well as a suspenseful mystery.  In writing about this good vs. evil battle, I believed it important to delve beyond the results, the wake left by a sexual homicidal maniac. If knowledge truly is power, how can we expect to prevail over an enemy we don’t understand? So, some questions that should be posed are: What do such predators look like? From whence do they come? What makes them tick? What characteristics do they exhibit when not engaged in their crimes? How do they view the world in which we unfortunately coexist with them?

For me, the only way to provide answers to these questions was to enter the darkness of such minds. I went about this endeavor in two ways. I did so vicariously through the collective non-fiction works of John Douglas, the former FBI profiler (“Mindhunter,” “Journey Into Darkness,” “Obsession,” & “Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives”). I made a list of the characteristics of all the killers discussed in the books, and compared them, highlighting the ones they all shared. These common characteristics comprised a second list, and I made sure that each one was injected into the story. I also drew upon my professional experience, as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and judge. I spent decades seeing and listening (in private as well as in a public setting) to killers, rapists, and every other kind of criminal tell me what they did and how they went about it.

All of this helped in my writing, but there is a price to be paid. John Douglas was right in noting that the journey into the mind of a killer is on a two-way road, as you can never fully erase what you see and hear from your own mind. So, for readers who enjoy realistic crime thrillers, stay tuned in. The field is fertile in my mind. More are on the way.

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Sal & Mookie's book signing

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Sal & Mookie's book signing

Peggy & I had a wonderful time, kicking back & visiting with friends at Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, in Jackson, Ms., Sat., June 7, 2014. Of course, copies of Bobby's Inside the Labyrinth were signed. Everyone there received a business card of J.W. "Bo" Landry! Thank all of you for making it a fun, special day, and kudos to Jeff Good & staff @ Sal & Mookie's. Check out the photos on the "Extras" page.

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