For Canadian author Alexander Galant, his thriller novel Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery) is only one of many books. "It's connected to - but not about - Titanic," said Galant about his fiction novel which is filled with mystery, suspense and possible time-travel.
Depth of Deception is set in 1982, where a young woman is found floating on a wooden deck chair in the North Atlantic. She's unconscious, and wearing Edwardian clothing. Her only identification is a ticket for the Titanic. Is it a bizarre case of time-travel or an elaborate hoax?
Since today, April 15, 2012 is the centenary date, Galant had decided, "I want to honour the memory of those who perished on Titanic. We will donate a portion of the proceeds from (today's ) purchases of Depth of Deception to the Titanic Heritage Trust."
Titanic Heritage Trust is a registered international charitable trust dedicated to preserving artifacts and the memory of Titanic. "It's important to remember the past," Galant added. "And I hope to continue this tradition every year on the anniversary of Titanic, not just this one milestone." He also pointed out how he was surprised to see the recent news that many young people thought the Titanic story was only a film, and not a real happening. "What the Titanic Heritage Trust is doing is keeping the proof of this tragedy for future generations to see and appreciate."
Depth of Deception can be purchased as an e-book at an introductory rate of $0.99 from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/
Alexander had hoped that the softcover version would be available in time but plans to include the hard copy sales on the 101st anniversary. For now he hopes many people will download the e-book version to make it worthwhile. Autographed copies of the e-book are available through the official website: http://www.DepthOfDeception.com which also contains a sample chapter, a synopsis, photos and a Bonus Feature page which includes a special 'Extras' section that can only be accessed if one has read the book and knows the password.
'Depth of Deception' book trailer can be viewed at http://youtu.be/
About Alexander Galant
Alexander Galant is a Canadian author, residing in Toronto. He was the historical researcher for the novel Dracula the Un-Dead, which was on the New York Times Best Sellers list in October 2009. He condensed the novel for the sold-out dramatic reading at the Bathurst Street Theatre that accompanied the Toronto book launch. Alexander has also written and directed several award-winning short films, including The Missing Piece which was given a Silver Remi for Suspense Thriller Short Film at WorldFest Houston. His most recent film is Star Wars: Blasted Behavior, a finalist in the Atom Films/LucasFilm Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge (George Lucas was one of the judges), which also won the Best Foreign Sci-Fi Film Award at the New York International Film Festival and continues to make the festival circuit.
About Titanic Heritage Trust
The Titanic Heritage Trust is the only international charitable trust set up to protect the history and name of RMS Titanic and those connected to it. The Trust’s aim is to Preserve, Protect, Respect and Remember every aspect of the worldwide phenomenon which is TITANIC, including the lives lost, the skills used to construct Titanic, and the centralisation of the many artefacts to put on public display.