INTERVIEW WITH AMY MYERSON

The Bookshop of Yesterdays Amy Meyerson Harper Collins Pub. June 12th, 2018                The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is part mystery and part drama involving family dynamics.  It is a shout out to those who love books and bookstores since the main mystery is centered around both, and comes about with riddles from book quotes. Clues to the scavengers’ hunt are found in the classics of the past, The Tempest, Jane Eyre, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Fear of Flying, Persuasion, The Grapes of Wrath, and Bridge to Terabithia. The story begins with Miranda Brooks’ twelfth birthday party.  Her beloved Uncle Billy...

INTERVIEW WITH BEATRIZ WILLIAMS

THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams combines romance, secrecy, and suspense.  As with all her books she concentrates on a mystery, the murder of a rich playboy, and social issues, class conflicts. Intertwined within the plot are complex relationships that connect all the characters. The setting plays an important role in this novel, just as it had in William’s blockbuster novel, A HUNDRED SUMMERS. Both take place on an island with an obvious clash between the haves and have nots, where all are determined to keep the outside world from its shores. In this book, Winthrop Island, off the New England coast, is the summer retreat for the old...

INTERVIEW WITH ADAM HAMDY

Freefall (Pendulum Trilogy Book 2) Adam Hamdy Quercus Pub. July 31st, 2018 Freefall by Adam Hamdy is the second book of a three-book series.  The Pendulum has swung to this novel where all the main characters are trying to survive. FBI Agent Christine Ash is still trying to prove her conspiracy theory, English DI Patrick Bailey is trying to recover, and war photographer John Wallace is attempting to escape his past. Although readers can probably figure out what is happening it is better to read book one, Pendulum. The novel starts out with the horrific scene of a London journalist, a mother having hung herself.  The death triggers an...

INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ROSENBERG

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington Charles Rosenberg Harper Collins Pub. June 26th, 2018     The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington by Charles Rosenberg is a great Fourth of July novel. Anyone who feels a sense of patriotism will want to read this gripping story about America’s General George Washington. The suspense ratchets up as readers wonder what will happen to one of America’s greatest heroes. This thought-provoking alternative history book takes place in the midst of the American Revolution. An English plot to kidnap General George Washington, brings him overseas to England, and puts...

INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT DUGANI

A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite Book 6) Robert Dugoni Thomas & Mercer Pub June 26th, 2018 A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni perfectly balances the character’s professional and personal lives.  This sixth book in the series continues with Seattle Violent Crimes homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite and her fellow A-Team colleagues.  Although the two cases to solve are not related, Dugoni is able to show how a real precinct works. The first crime has Vic Fazzio (Faz) and his partner investigating the murder of a community activist who stood up to the realities of drug dealing, sex escorts, and gangs. Faz’s determination to nail the obvious...

INTERVIEW WITH PETER KIRSANOW

SECOND STRIKE (Mike Garin Book 2) Peter Kirsanow Dutton Pub May 15th, 2018     SECOND STRIKE  by Peter Kirsanow has Special Operator Michael Garin returning to save the day again.  This Superman quote applies, Garin “fights the unending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” He will once again face off against his nemesis, Russian Special Operator Taras Bor in this action-packed thriller. At the center of the plot is the ongoing geopolitical tension between Russia and America.  Just weeks after thwarting an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack by the Russians and Iranians, Garin and company realize that Russia is planning...