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Mad Bomber Stalks Talk Jock in Christmas Eve Can Kill You, Published by Outskirts Press

Denver, CO, November 02, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Christmas Eve Can Kill You by William Marantz. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the mystery and detective fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Country-singer-turned-talkjock Val Virgo thinks of himself as an entertainer not a political pundit. When he receives an on-air death threat from a self-described aboriginal militant, he laughs it off as a sick joke. Next morning he wakes up in a hospital bed and is no longer amused. Why would any self-respecting “terrorist” plant a bomb in the apartment of glorified disk jockey?

In search of the answer to this vexing question “Izzy Miller” takes a trip down memory lane, to the mean streets of his misspent youth, one step ahead of the mad bomber. The race against time comes to an explosive conclusion when the hero discovers a long-lost enemy virtually on his doorstep -- one hour too late.

“This story grabs you immediately and doesn’t let go. There is a powerful sense of place which, by the end of the novel will make any reader feel at home in Marantz’s world. Bill Marantz deserves a wide audience and Christmas Eve Can Kill You should get him one.”
- Eric Wright, author of Charlie Salter mystery series.

“Early audience reaction: I don’t ordinarily laugh out loud when I’m reading, but I laughed out loud at Virgo’s relationship with Abby Brown. I read a lot of P.I. Novels and this is as good as or better than anything on the shelves. Pace, humor, character, plot -- great!”
- Albany Meath, Rowland Heights, CA.

238 pages in length, Christmas Eve Can Kill You is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the mystery and detective fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Christmas Eve Can Kill You meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.

Additionally, Christmas Eve Can Kill You can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432765026

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $14.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

William Marantz, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has worn many hats, robes, costumes and disguises including those of criminal court judge, freelance broadcaster and movie critic. He’s written several radio and television dramas for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Christmas Eve Can Kill You is his first novel.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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