Q&A with Lawrence Kelter

Novelist Lawrence Kelter chats about writing BACK TO BROOKLYN, the literary sequel to Dale Launer’s  classic legal comedy film My Cousin Vinny.   How did the chance to write BACK TO BROOKLYN come about? Lawrence Kelter: There was one specific project I always wanted to be involved in, but like the rock star dream and the Super Bowl victory, I thought it was not to be. You might think this silly or lame. And maybe it is. There was a film I enjoyed so much that every time it popped up on TV, it made me late for an appointment because I just couldn’t pull myself away. I knew the script verbatim and often incorporated the better-known...

10(ish) QUESTIONS WITH KEN BRUEN & CRAIG McDO...

THE GHOSTS OF GALWAY is the 13th Jack Taylor novel by author Ken Bruen. To date, nine novels about Bruen’s Irish ex-cop turned private detective have been adapted to screen starring Iain Glen of Game of Thrones fame. The series has variously been nominated for and awarded many honors, including those for Edgar©, Anthony, Macavity and Shamus awards. HEAD GAMES: the Graphic Novel is Craig McDonald’s adaptation of his 2007 debut novel that was a finalist for Edgar© and Anthony awards, and one of 10 novels in his internationally best-selling Hector Lassiter series about an author/screenwriter notorious for “living what he writes and writing...

Interview with Charles Todd

A CASUALTY OF WAR; Bess Crawford Book 9 Charles Todd September 2017 William Morrow A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd is a winner. This Bess Crawford mystery has the war coming to a close. The story explores the impact World War I had on all who witnessed it: officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses. Fans of Bess will not be disappointed as she is still as independent, steadfast, intelligent, and resilient as ever. Per usual she seeks justice and works within societal norms where readers are able to absorb events that are researched and steeped in time and place. In this novel Bess becomes the champion of Captain Alan Travis. She...

Q&A with Lisa Scottoline

DAMAGED; Rosato & DiNunzio Novel Book 4 and   EXPOSED; Rosato & DiNunzio Novel Book 5 Lisa Scottoline August 2017  St. Martin’s Press  Lisa Scottoline deserves a high five for her latest novels DAMAGED and EXPOSED. These back-to-back home-runs hit at reader’s heartstrings with her gripping and riveting storylines and characters. In DAMAGED, a ten-year-old child, Patrick, has fallen under the radar of the government agencies. His needs are not being met regarding dyslexia, abuse in a public school by a teacher’s aide, and having to endure classmates’ bullying. Law partner Mary DiNunzio is hired to fend off a lawsuit accusing...

The Continuing Fabulousness of Miss Fisher

If you do not already know of her meet Phryne Fisher, the 1920’s detective that took Australia by storm. She came on the scene in 2006, the fabulous character of author Kerry Greenwood. Made into a TV series by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger in 2012, it aired for three seasons and can now be seen on Netflix. Those who enjoy the show and books might get more of Phyrne since the creators are hoping for feature films. Also, this year the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, released an anthology, Bound By Mystery, celebrating its twenty years, with an installment by Greenwood featuring Phyrne entitled, Taking The Waters. As with all the books and TV shows...

Interview with Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s new Department Q novel, THE SCARRED WOMAN, is available now. Jussi took time from his busy schedule to answer some questions for us… American readers have embraced your novels enthusiastically. Why do you think they connect so strongly with readers around the world? Do you think we all have a secret dark side? I use good and evil to emphasize the contrast. For example, a thriller can have an opening scene where everything breathes peace. We might see a young couple in love out on a picnic in idyllic scenery. It would have an extra powerful effect if this picture is destroyed by violence and seriousness. The...