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A Quick Five with Julia Spencer-Fleming

What’s the latest book you’ve read?

Jodi Picoult’s Perfect Match–I picked it up at an airport bookstore after I had finished all the “have-to-read” books I took along with me on tour. It was the first thing I’ve read purely for pleasure in months!


What’s your latest book and why should people read it?

All Mortal Flesh is the latest. Hot off the presses this month! People should read it because 1) they’ve read the past four books and are chomping at the bit to find out what’s happening with Russ Van Alstyne and Clare Fergusson 2) they haven’t read anything of mine but are intrigued by the reviews in the New York Times, Kirkus, etc. 3) they’re under the impression that, having “Flesh” in the title, the book must be filled with sex, zombies, cannibalism or all of the above.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done in the last six months?

It’s a toss-up between a white-water-rafting/cliff-climbing expedition on the Saco River (in a raging thunderstorm; don’t ask) and hitting the Booksense bestseller list in hardcover for the first time.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Catch up on all the sleep, family time, and Battlestar Galactica episodes I missed while traveling around the country on book tour. I believe Crimespree alerted me to BG. Thank you Thank you Jeremy Lynch and Netflix!

What’s up next for Julia Spencer-Fleming?

I’m hard at work on the sixth book featuring the Episcopal priest, chief of police, and people of the small town of Millers Kill, NY. And something in my head keeps shouting “stand a-lone, stand a-lone! Or maybe that’s Sly Stallone, Sly Stallone!”

And about those drinks:

Fave hot drink: Tea. Hot, black and extremely sweet. Fave tipple: G&T with lemon. Fave non-alcoholoc cold drink: Coke. The traditional version, of course.