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John H. Shamley’s Poetry Tells Story of Murder, Mystery, History

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Washington (PRWEB) July 22, 2012

John H. Shamley is a poet who has pushed the boundaries of his craft. His debut book, April Sweet April - Volume One: The Beginning Must Be, is not just an ordinary poetry anthology; rather, it is a poetic novel - a tale of love, murder, mystery, history and politics.

Told in verse, this first installment of a five-part saga is set against one April, when Martin Luther King was murdered – as this was the same day when Brad Hemming’s best friend and mentor was also murdered. Between the covers of this book, readers can follow Brad, the protagonist – through free verse poetry – as he searches for the murderer of his best friend.

The poems of this book create an atmosphere that takes readers from the assassination of Martin Luther King that sparked riots in the streets of Chicago to the Chinese’s plan to take over Hong Kong. Each poem will leave readers waiting for what will happen next.

April Sweet April - Volume One: The Beginning Must Be will be featured at the New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on November 7-10, 2012.

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About the Author
John H. Shamley is a native of Sioux City, Iowa. He and his family now reside in Washington, DC. He has an insatiable passion for history, Chinese history in particular. On the truly serious side, he makes the best chili east of the Mississippi.

April Sweet April - Volume One * by John H. Shamley
The Beginning Must Be
Publication Date: September 27, 2002
Trade Paperback; $17.84; 141 pages; 978-1-4010-3285-2
Trade Hardback; $27.89; 141 pages; 978-1-4010-3286-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-1194-6

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