🎉🎉🎉HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO MICHAEL PAUL MICHAUD 🎉🎉🎉 The Introvert Confounds Innocence is out today Saturday 5 October and I’m thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour!!! If you missed my review of its predecessor, you can catch up here!
Massive thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my advanced copy of The Introvert Confounds Innocence.
THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT.
With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.
Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.
What Did I Think?
The awkward anti-hero is back! If you haven’t read The Introvert, I highly recommend you read it before catching up with this nameless man. Admittedly the author leaves you enough information to keep up but getting the full back story is always a good thing with this sort of unusual character.
The Introvert Confounds Innocence is a lesson in how to deal with bullies and get away with murder. Our protagonist has got himself in a pickle with his neighbour’s no-good boyfriend and even though he’s done the world a public service, someone is missing this lowlife. What ensues is this awkward chap trying to evade the equally awkward questions of a detective which is amusing in a dark and twisted kind of way.
I love this series, it’s like a breathe of fresh air in a weird, awkward kind of way. This unassuming nameless anti-hero makes me smile as I follow the story through his pained eyes. I’d recommend these to any crime fiction lover who’s looking for something a little bit different!! I for one am rather excited about the next episode of The Introvert series….
Who Is Michael Paul Michaud?
I am an American-Canadian citizen, a criminal prosecutor, and author of Billy Tabbs (& The Glorious Darrow) (bitingduckpress) and The Introvert series (Black Opal Books). I have a B.A. in English from McMaster University, an Honors B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, a J.D. from The University of Western Ontario (with an international exchange completed at Washington & Lee). I have won awards for both my community service and my work as a criminal prosecutor. I am a member of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers. I also strive to maintain a strong social media author presence, including at facebook.com/michaelpaulmichaud, and have made regular appearances on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks. I am an unabashed and unapologetic zealot of Twin Peaks. Literary influences are primarily Orwell, Dickens, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky.
I was inspired to write The Introvert after reading Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) and The Stranger (Camus). It has been likened to Dexter and American Psycho meeting Office Space and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I also consider it the most unorthodox of animals rights books. Every dog lover should read them.
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