Wooo hooooo! What a way to kick off the week! I’m thrilled to be part of the opening day for the blog tour for the third instalment of Michael Paul Michaud’s Introvert series. The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is out in 9 January so the blog tour is here to whet your literary appetite!
Big thanks to Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my advance e-copy of The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness.
Newly estranged from Donna, The Introvert is selected as one of twelve jurors on a notorious murder trial, forcing him to navigate a litany of uncomfortable social interactions, this time with no avenue of escape. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is the third entry in the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.
What Did I Think?
Our friendly awkward psychopathic introvert is back and this time he can’t avoid dealing with other people. Yes he’s on a jury for a murder case… not just any murder case, one of a dog lover and our nameless friend is devoted to ‘man’s best friend’.
I really felt for our protagonist, I feel awkward within a new group of people but nowhere near to the extent of his socially awkwardness. The forced small talk and getting to know each other when in normal circumstances, you probably wouldn’t gravitate together as a group. But there is one individual who seems to get on with our man and it’s such an unusual pairing … and she’s perceptive.
“You’re a real different guy…”
The Introvert is definitely different and don’t I know it. Being in his head for the whole book is an interesting place to be. His desires for people to be “red and open” and to “achieve it” are a running theme throughout the series and they don’t see to be going anywhere anytime soon! I love the dry sense of humour the introvert has. He can be so dead pan with the other jurors and they just don’t get him!
I loved my return to being in the head of this character. Michaud has pushed the Introvert out of his comfort zone and tested him to the max. My reacquaintance with the Introvert was unnerving in a good way as the previous meetings have been. He is truly a unique character with a special place in my library. Can’t wait for Book 4!!
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 Night-time. I also consider it the most unorthodox of animals rights books. Every dog lover should read them.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelPaulMichaud/
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Goodreads page for The Introvert:
Goodreads page for The Introvert Confounds Innocence: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44490433-the-introvert-confounds-innocence
Goodreads page for The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55516994-the-introvert-bears-filthy-witness