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352 pages
Sep 2003
Broadman & Holman Publishers

Paperback Writer

by Stephen Bly

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"... a zany look into the novelist's mind and a whole lotta fun." -- Angela Elwell Hunt, author of The Canopy

"... a thrilling tale of suspense ... Just when you think you've figured out what's real -- you realize that Bly has you right where he wants you." -- Clay Jacobsen, author of Interview with the Devil

"... an amusing parody of the proverbial dime-store paperback novel ... this book is a funny, enjoyable romp for CBA fiction readers." -- Publishers Weekly, July 14, 2003

Book Jacket:

Paul James Watson is the writer of mediocre paperback novels. His humdrum life is flat, routine, and generally unimpressive, and his Christian life follows suit. Watson becomes absorbed in the novels he writes and his character, Toby McKenna, a highly successful detective who always solves the crime, heroically putting his life on the line for justice, who is the antithesis of Watson. But there is another Paul James Watson. He is the Watson of his imagination, who is living a life in his mind of new and exciting situations, conversations, and relationships.

These three characters and their respective plot lines all become entertainingly and delightfully entwined until the reader is never sure which stories are real and which are from Watson’s imagination.