Carolyn Baugh and Thalia Filbert are featured in this week’s giveway
QUICKSAND by Carolyn Baugh
The beginning of an engrossing new suspense series featuring Philadelphia policewoman Nora Khalil
Officer Nora Khalil is used to navigating different terrains. As part of a joint task force set up by the Philadelphia Police Department, the FBI, and the local sheriff’s offices, she works to keep Philly’s mean streets safe from gang violence, while trying to honor the expectations of her traditional Egyptian-American family. She can hold her own against hardened murderers and rapists, and her years as a competitive runner ensure that no suspect ever escapes on foot.
Nora tries to keep her professional and personal lives separate, but when a mutilated body is discovered in a tough section of town, Nora must rely on both her police training and her cultural background to find out whether this is another gang-related killing or the grisly evidence of something even darker and more disturbing.
About The Author
Dr. Carolyn Baugh holds both a Master’s (2008) and a Doctorate (2011) from the University of Pennsylvania in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of History at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in Middle East and world history and also directs the Women’s Studies Program. Her graduate research focused on minor marriage in early Islamic law, while her translation work includes the Sufi treatise of the celebrated 14th century jurist and scholar Ibn Khaldun.
Dr. Baugh co-directs the Erie Voices refugee oral history project geared at collecting the stories of Erie’s diverse refugee community for purposes of increasing tolerance and understanding between cultures. She is faculty advisor for Students United against Human Trafficking and the Muslim Students Association.
She is a failed concert pianist, a psychotic soccer mom to two indomitable girls, and the only one in the house who feeds Oreo the Cat.
Sex. Love. Death. Food. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one impulse ends and the other begins. When a series of celebrity chefs are murdered in gruesome fashion, there’s no shortage of motives for revenge. Faced with dozens of possible suspects, food blogger Jason Bainbridge and FBI agent Kimberly Douglas have no choice but to join forces. They combine their knowledge of the cooking scene and expertise solving crimes to track an unpredictable killer through a cut-throat world of fragile egos, kinky sex, delicious but sometimes deadly dishes, and simmering feuds that could explode into murder at any time.
About the Author:
Thalia Filbert’s lust for food, travel, and a good story is legendary. Now she’s combined it all in one scrumptious package. Her debut novel, Beat Slay Love, highlights her love of the underdog, American regional food – and that special dish best served cold: delicious revenge. She attended culinary school at a posh Napa Valley academy and did the obligatory stint in European bistro kitchens. From a Midwestern town where she learned to make delicacies like possum au vin, she escaped in the nick of time, leaving a hungry man at the altar, and never looked back. (Okay, “she” is really a number of crime authors of all shapes and sizes.)
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