I am flattered and honored to be this month's 'Featured Author' on Polka Dot Banner (an author gathering place) site:
PDB: Alexander, please tell us about Depth of Deception, an Award-winning Finalist of the 2012 International Book Awards in the E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure category.
AG: Depth of Deception is set in 1982 and begins in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean where a young woman is found floating on a wooden deck chair. She is wearing an Edwardian era dress and the only identification she has is a ticket to the RMS Titanic. She has no memory of who she is, but she believes it's 1912. As she recovers in a psychiatric clinic in Manhattan, an elderly Titanic expert and survivor named Edward Hoffman is brought in to disprove her claim, but the plan backfires and stirs up shocking details in her tattered memory—including the fact that Edward may be her son.
The other mystery in Depth of Deception involves Callum Toughill, a British insurance investigator, who is assigned the case of a missing brooch that was stolen during a murder in 1909 Glasgow. He is chosen because it was his own grandfather who botched the original investigation. (This murder is based on a true, unsolved crime.)
PDB: When I visited your website, I liked your explanation of why you set the book in 1982, rather than present day. Please share that with our PDB authors and readers.