Scorpio Rising

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A criminal profiler investigates the killing of a New York City heiress, only to discover that her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a government counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. More
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About Alan Annand

ALAN ANNAND is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he’s not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people and thrill readers, he occasionally finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and faux book reviews.

Before becoming a full-time writer and astrologer, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a corporate writer for private and public sectors, a human resources manager and an underground surveyor.

Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he’s an Aries with a dash of Scorpio.

- Writer of mystery suspense novels, and astrology books
- Astrologer/palmist, trained in Western/Vedic astrology.
- Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac.

- Writing:
- Astrology:

Fiction available at online retailers:
- Al-Quebeca (police procedural mystery thriller)
- Antenna Syndrome (hard-boiled sci-fi mystery thriller)
- Felonious Monk (New Age Noir mystery thriller #2)
- Harm’s Way (hard-boiled mystery thriller)
- Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense)
- Scorpio Rising (New Age Noir mystery thriller #1)
- Soma County (New Age Noir mystery thriller #3)
- Specimen and Other Stories (short fiction)

Non-fiction available at online retailers:
- The Draconic Bowl (western astrology reference)
- Kala Sarpa (Vedic astrology reference)
- Mutual Reception (western astrology reference)
- Parivartana Yoga (Vedic astrology reference)
- Stellar Astrology Vol.1 (essays in Vedic astrology)
- Stellar Astrology Vol.2 (essays in Vedic astrology)

- BA, English Lit
- BSc, Math & Physics
- Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies
- Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrology

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Reviews of Scorpio Rising by Alan Annand

Carol reviewed on Aug. 22, 2022

This mystery/thriller moved fast. The lead character is likeable and interesting. Despite fast changing POVs, it was easy to keep track of what was going on. Good read.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Space Face reviewed on Jan. 8, 2013

I really hope this is the first of many Axel Crowe books, his methods of detection are fascinating! Great read.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Alison Price reviewed on March 21, 2012

Scorpio Rising is a murder mystery with the twist being the hero who solves the crime is, amongst other things, a professional astrologer. Set in Canada and the USA this story is modern, tense and well written. The new age references are intricately woven into the drama. Annand builds believable characters and the scene backgrounds are rich in detail. There is everything you want in a thriller, homicide, sex and excitement. One can almost feel the heat.

The author is optimally positioned to pen this book as his vast spiritual knowledge permeates the writing. This work has wonderful references for astrologer and general read alike. New Age Noir was a new genre on me but I will be on the lookout for more titles from Annand. I bought my copy directly from Smashwords as an ebook download.

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(reviewed 86 days after purchase)
Sherry Fillmore reviewed on Feb. 2, 2012

my favorite
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)

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