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Andy Maslen runs Sunfish, an independent copywriting agency specializing in direct and digital marketing as well as B2B corporate communications. He is also the author of Write to Sell and The Copywriting Sourcebook.

Inclou aquests noms: Andy Maslen, Mr Andy Maslen

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Obres de Andy Maslen

Three Kingdoms (2019) 4 exemplars
Blood Loss: A Vampire Story (2018) 2 exemplars

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Who Knew What and When?
Review of the Thomas & Mercer Kindle eBook via Amazon Prime First Reads (December 1, 2023) in advance of the official release in paperback/ebook/audiobook formats (December 1, 2024).

‘I know that. And between us? I agree with you. He knows the area. He wants to be close to home for afterwards,’ Linda said. ‘He’s old enough to have done the original six and young enough to still be doing the physical side of it.’

Kat nodded her thanks. ‘We have nine victims in total. Seven from before, who I’m calling “the originals”, and two current, who I’m calling “the new girls”. I want to know how their lives intersected.


Kat Ballantyne became a detective because her best friend from her teenage years became a victim to the so-called "Origami Killer" who leaves a trademark origami paper-fold at each crime site. After a supposed 7 victims the killer went into hiatus. Now after 15 years, they are back and Ballantyne is now in a position to do something about it. Her superiors doubt her obsession though and think she is wasting time and resources pursuing it.

There are twists to come throughout this novel and one of them relates to the number of early victims involved. As seen in the above quotes, the author (and then the copyeditor and proofreader) was also careless about that. Still, that confusion is eventually explained. Otherwise there were a lot of cliches and stereotypes in this. The dogged detective who is recklessly breaking rules along the way, the unsupportive male boss, the messy family with a "shady" parent, the serial killer who just can't resist leaving clues & collects "trophies" which will help convict them in the end, etc.

On the Berengaria Ease of Solving Scale® this was about a 5 out of 10, as the culprit became obvious after certain evidence (illegally obtained of course) came to light.

Overall I still thought that The Seventh Girl was reasonably well done, even if it was in the tired and overdone serial killer genre. The 2nd Kat Ballantyne book The Unseen Sister is expected to be published May 16, 2024.

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alanteder | Jan 13, 2024 |
Bad Chechen villains kidnapping typhoon and reaction enhancing drugs being kept from nasty Russian villains. Good development of Chechen characters but kills them off as an afterthought it's sad really. I like them.
 
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Brumby18 | Nov 5, 2023 |
Very clear and comprehensive manual. I'd have appreciated a bit more on what sort of software to use, etc, but as a guide to setting up a freelance copywriting business, it is excellent.
 
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gwhittick | Oct 9, 2022 |
This book is a good resource for people getting into copywriting or want to improve their persuasive writing ability. Following the principle that people purchase primarily from primal emotion then bring logic in to justify the decision, the author steps through principles then illustrates them with compelling examples. He also has provided good resources on his website to complement what’s in the book. The social media section is a touch dated but still valuable.

He does go on tangents like his affinity for writing instead of typing (repeatedly acknowledging his lack of typing skill) which was distracting. We all have preferences for how we work but can follow the same principles. But this was a small part. It was a valuable help for some marketing projects at work.… (més)
 
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RhodesDavis | Dec 29, 2021 |

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Obres
45
Membres
333
Popularitat
#71,381
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
10
ISBN
47
Llengües
3

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