INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH KANON

The Accomplice Joseph Kanon Atria Books Nov 5th, 2019 The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon shows why he is one of today’s best espionage writers.  Not only is the story thrilling but it also explores some very moral questions.  The plot opens in 1962, seventeen years after the defeat of the Nazis. As Nazi hunter Max Weill is in a café with his nephew Aaron, he spots the notorious concentration camp doctor Otto Schramm, who worked with Mengele, “The Angel of Death.” Max spots Schramm walking down the street, but many question his observation since Schramm is supposedly dead.  It was reported and confirmed he died in a car accident...

INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE WALTERS

Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets Book 2) Natalie Walters Revell Pub. November 5th, 2019 Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters is a story with a lot of mystery and action blended with some romance. As the chapters progress so does the suspense. The story starts out with an intense scene where the main heroine, Vivian DeMarco, finds her boss lying on the floor and just minutes away from death. Readers might remember her from the previous book, Living Lies, but in this novel, she more than redeems herself. She works with Deputy Ryan Frost who is assigned to investigate. After the death is ruled a murder, he and Vivian work together, searching for...

Authors Authors Honor Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day was created after the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.  It was proclaimed as the day to “end all wars” and by 1938 it was recognized as a legal holiday dedicated to honor the veterans of WWI.  In 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.  Today people should recognize it as a day to honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve for the common good.  This country owes a lot to its veterans and many veterans have made an impact on today’s society, including...

INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

Strangers She Knows (Cape Charade Book 3) Christina Dodd HQN Pub Sept 17th, 2019 Strangers She Knows by Christina Dodd creates an atmosphere of suspense and tension, that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  This story never lets up from beginning to end. A psychopath, Mara Phillips, has a vendetta against the main character, Kellen Rae. She has escaped a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane. This psychopath targeted Kellen, her husband Max, and their daughter Rae who still has a maturity level beyond her years. Hoping that authorities will re-capture her, the family decides to stay on an island off the...

INTERVIEW WITH THE TODDS

A Cruel Deception (Bess Crawford Book 11) Charles Todd Oct 22nd, 2019 William Morrow Pub A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd brings back Bess Crawford in a riveting mystery.  As always tidbits of the historical context of the war allows readers to feel as if they were transported in time to another place and era. As Bess is pondering her future at wars end, she is asked by her Matron to travel to France to find out what has happened to her son Lawrence Minton. He is a WWI veteran who is supposed to be sitting in on the Paris peace talks but seems to have gone missing. After tracking Lawrence down in a small village, Bess discovers he’s...

INTERVIEW WITH TIM MALEENY

1) It’s been over ten years between your last Cape Weathers novel, GREASING THE PINATA, and the publication of BOXING THE OCTOPUS. What made you set aside the series for so long? And what brought you back to writing a new entry? Real life sometimes gets in the way of fiction. After moving my family from San Francisco to New York City, I reluctantly decided to take a break from writing novels until everyone got settled and my schedule was under control. Little did I realize that when you live in New York, your schedule is never under control, but I finally got behind a keyboard long enough to finish my latest novel. Also, BOXING THE OCTOPUS...