INTERVIEW WITH KAREN ROSE ABOUT HER LATEST EDGE OF...

Edge of Darkness (Cincinnati Series Book 4) Karen Rose Berkley Pub. Feb. 6th, 2018   Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose is the fourth book of the famous suspenseful Cincinnati series.  As with most of her books she explores relevant issues centered around friends and colleagues.  This one is no different since the current issues of abuse and addiction become the main theme of the novel. Meredith Fallon counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world. But not everyone sees it as honorable and decides to eliminate her by hiring a killer. Detective Adam Kimble doesn’t even hesitate when his boss orders...

Bill Crider 1941-2018 Feb12

Bill Crider 1941-2018

The ending we all knew was coming has finally arrived: Author, reviewer, genre-friend Bill Crider has passed away. He was a fine author, but above that, he was a good man that loved the written word and promoted everything that touched him. His death came after a length battle with cancer.   On December 5th, he delivered his final post:   Things could change, but I suspect this will be my final post on the blog.  I met with some doctors at M. D. Anderson today, and they suggested that I enter hospice care.  A few weeks, a few months is about all I have left.  The blog has been a tremendous source of pleasure to me over the years,...

A CONVERSATION WITH MEG GARDINER

INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE  (Unsub book 2) Meg Gardiner Dutton Pub Jan 30th, 2018   INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE by Meg Gardiner is such an intense plot that the light should be on when reading this.  It is a testament to her writing that she can have a dark action-packed plot without the gory details and still grab readers from page one.  This novel delves into the minds of a serial killer and those in law enforcement who pursue them.  In this second book of the series the psychopath mirrors the real-like killers Ted Bundy with a little of Dennis Rader. The premise of the story is that people can vanish without a trace.  The book opens with a...

Kristin Hannah talks about THE GREAT ALONE

The Great Alone Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s Press Feb 6th, 2018 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is another winner from the author of the bestseller The Nightingale. There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe the greatness of this novel. It is an adventure story where readers feel they are put in the middle of the Alaskan frontier; it is a relationship story that also confronts abuse and obsession; and it is a love story between a mother/daughter, father/son, and two young adults as well as the land and those who live on it. The plot begins with the Allbright family moving to Alaska after a Vietnam buddy willed...

The Steph Post Interview

Kate Malmon: Congratulations on the recent release of your latest novel, Walk in the Fire! Lightwood introduced us to Judah Cannon. That book ended in a fiery showdown between Judah, his father, an entire outlaw motorcycle club, and a Pentecostal preacher. That’s a pretty tough act to follow! What do you have in store for Judah Cannon in Walk in the Fire? Steph Post: Thank you! Judah is going to go through some heartache in Walk in the Fire. By that, I mean he’s going to be wrestling with himself and those around him in a more complicated way than in Lightwood. In many ways, Judah is his own worst enemy in this next installment. The focus...

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards Jan29

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards

The fine folks behind Malice Domestic have announced the nominees for the 2017 Agatha Awards. To qualify for an Agatha, the guidelines are as follows: The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence Materials generally classified as “hard-boiled” are not appropriate. Having said/posted that, here are the nominees: Best Contemporary Novel Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron Quiet Neighbors by...