PR: Capital Offense Entertains 1,000+ Readers in First Week


COLUMBUS—September 16th, 2013—Columbus Press may have an internet sensation on its hands.  The company released the first installment of Capital Offense, a Columbus-based serial novel, on September 2nd to a wide and growing audience.  The site——reached well over 1,000 viewers in its first week.  And the number is projected to grow.  A new 500-1,000 word segment is posted weekday mornings to keep readers coming back for more.

The first-person narrative begins when Kurt Stevens, the executioner for the state of Ohio, discovers his wife Tonya dead in their bathtub.  Kurt is driven from his Hilliard home as the cops comb the crime scene, convinced that it was not a suicide.  When he arrives at the London Correctional Institute for a scheduled execution, he receives a mysterious phone call from the land line in the booth.  As the suspicion around him grows, Kurt is forced to find a way out of the prison without being seen—and find his wife’s killer without being found.

Readers are also finding exclusive content—including clues, photos and video—through the novel’s many social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads.  Capital Offense will be posted online through January 31st, when it will also be released in traditional formats.

For more information or to request interviews, contact:

Columbus Press
PO Box 91028
Columbus, OH 43209