New book by Christopher Parks becomes Amazon best seller & receives rave reviews

February 05 16:14 2020

Old News by Christopher Parks is available worldwide and recently became an Amazon Best Seller and #1 Hot New Release. The 246-page book centers on the mystery surrounding the death of a young African-American man at a small town’s general store. 

From the back cover: Old News is the fictional story set in the 1960s and 1990s of how a young African-American man “killed” himself in a small town’s General Store. The book considers what was “old” news to several different groups of people but which is actually “new” news even today.

Old News is the story of how a young and hungry, though slightly disgraced, news journalist goes on a quest to find the truth about the thirty-year unsolved mystery surrounding a black man’s death in the sixties. In the process, he reveals much. Through his investigation the journalist uncovers the rich and complex inner world of a brilliant man who was taken from the world too soon. Also, this endeavor uncovers the dark truth about the victim’s manipulative killer. Through many plot twists we see a story of brotherly love, betrayal, forgiveness, hope, and the timeless search for justice. 

To date, the book has a 4.7 out of 5-star overall rating on Amazon. One Amazon reviewer stated: “Christopher Parks’ Old News portrays a murder mystery in such an engrossing way that you are essentially pulled into the pages. Receiving each clue piecemeal after every major revelation or twist is a reward unto itself. The way he tells the story of this particular cold case makes it seem real … Old News is a great read for anyone who is into crime thrillers and murder mysteries, or any booklover who wants to dive right into the crime, thriller genre. There is a great balance between action sequences, revelations, character story arcs, and overall plot development to keep the story moving forward until its climactic reveal … I am surprised that this isn’t a movie yet. Yes, the level of dynamism and force of the plot, as well as the character-driven subplots, make for great scenes playing in your head as you read through each sentence – entering the headspace of his journo protagonist.” 

Old News can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including,, and Amazon. The paperback retails for $14.99 and ebook $2.99. Paperback wholesale orders are available through Ingram.

About the author:

Christopher Parks is an engineer who over the last 30 years has led both manufacturing facilities and healthcare facilities. He is also an entrepreneur, small business owner, and community volunteer. He and his wife are from North Carolina and have raised their family in Kentucky.

To learn more about the author and his book, visit

About Seacoast Press:

Seacoast Press is an award-winning book publisher headquartered in Portsmouth, NH. It provides full-service book publishing programs for authors throughout the USA.

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