The Protector

In Progress

I am a criminologist and have taught Police Technology and Corrections in a college in Montreal for over eighteen years. For the past several years I have been working on The Protector, a crime novel about a young and disturbed woman’s love affair with a man she does not know is a serial killer.

The Protector is a story of a crime of passion, a psychopath’s desire to find a cure for his disease and a washed out detective whose own passion leads him to take the law in his hands.

The Protector examines the social and psychological causes of criminal behavior as well as an exploration of how one can go on living after murdering. Can one be truly free? It is a story about the effects of betrayal and the power of forgiving, oneself and those who have hurt us.

17 thoughts on “The Protector

  1. Ah, you are a criminologist! A very interesting field to be in 🙂
    This sounds like a very interesting read. Any idea on when it might be finished? Have you had to do a lot of research to write this novel or did you pretty much already have the knowledge base to write about this particular topic? (I’m sure you already know a lot if you’re teaching!)
    On a totally random note, I just wanted to say that you have a such a lovely, genuine smile. It’s such a pleasure to see! 🙂
    – Janice

    • Thank you, Janice, for your kind words.
      The book is finished but probably needs editing. I am trying to find an agent who could put me in contact with a publisher.
      Yes, I did a lot of research, especially on serial killers.

      Right now, I am concentrating on finishing my book The Dating Club.

      Still, I work my other crime novel, Cora’s Cry for Help, at a writers’ group I belong to.

      What have you been writing these days? How is that going? What are your long term plans for your writing?
      Carol

      • That must have been some interesting, but also difficult research to do!

        Ah, the only “writing” I really do is blogging and I haven’t done too much of that lately. I am not a serious writer, but I have enjoyed blogging for the most part just to be able to write for fun. I am, however, into songwriting and that is something I hope to do long-term (but also for fun!).

        Thanks for asking and best of luck on your writing adventures!

  2. This is so interesting and I hope someday to come across your book when I am at the library. I feel bad but I just don’t buy books now that I live in a smaller space. I wrote a post about the old detective t.v. shows that I used to like. I would like to be knowledgeable like you are on the details! Smiles, Robin

    • Thank you. I’m still working on it (editing) and in the meantime pitching it to publishers.
      I don’t really know what you mean, Robin, about knowledgeable on the details. It’s just a question of research.
      Have a Happy Evening 🙂

  3. I would love to read your mystery, crime novel, Carol. Hope it is done soon. My little story has got crime in it as well. Not sure how it will turn out, as I don’t have a real well written outline. However, I do know what the story is supposed to reveal. Also, it is a YA novel. Not sure if that is the audience where I intended to write for, but that is where it has begun. Can’t wait to hear from you. I know you are real busy.

  4. Hi Carol, I don’t know if I’ve ever thanked you for review of Voices from the Block. If not, my apologies. The heart is willing but the hands get too busy at times. Praying all is well with you.

    • The problem with having a book on Amazon is that we’re not always checking it. As you so rightfully said, the hands get too busy.
      No need to apologize. There are lots of books which I read and many which I never finish but when I really like a book, like Voices from the Block, I like to leave a review. 🙂

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