INTERVIEW WITH REX WEINER

The Misadventures of Rex Weiner It’s been a long, strange trip for Ford Fairlane. Rex Weiner’s rock n’ roll detective emerged from the late 70s underground music scene and was originally serialized in the New York Rocker and LA Weekly. The cultural relevance and up tempo hardboiled writing inevitably caught the eye of Hollywood, setting Weiner and his creation on a decade-long quest for the silver screen.  The result was “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” starring Andrew Dice Clay, released by 20th Century Fox in 1990. A commercial flop at the time, the movie has since become a cult classic. So it’s totally understandable if that’s all you...

INTERVIEW WITH ANN PARKER

  A DYING NOTE by Ann Parker brings to life San Francisco during the late 1800s. As a co-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon the main character, Inez Stannert, had a stake in an upscale brothel. This sixth book of the series has a change of venue from Leadville Colorado to San Francisco California. Besides the change of setting there is a change of professions for Inez and her ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez is content to settle into her new life until the body of a musician washes ashore upon the banks of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Bay. She recognizes the victim, someone who came to her for piano lessons. As Inez begins her investigation,...

INTERVIEW WITH BETH WHITE

A REBEL HEART by Beth White brings to light the Reconstruction Era. It is a valuable tale of love and forgiveness between the characters and as a nation. Readers will be sympathetic not to the brutal plantation slave owner, but to those who became collateral damage. The daughters, Selah, Joelle, and Aurora, want a roof over their head and food in their stomachs, while the freed slaves attempt to use their skills to make a living. The mystery involves Yankee, Levi Riggins, a retired Union officer, now a Pinkerton agent, who goes undercover as a hotel management agent, to investigate several train robberies and explosives. Selah agrees to his...

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN WHITE

  DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White once again proves why readers have fallen in love with her books.  Blending together friendships, betrayal, loyalty, and forgiveness over three generations makes for a gripping plot.  At the heart of the mystery are the secrets each character is hiding. This is a story about three generations of women and is told from the perspective of Ceecee, Ivy, and Larkin. The main story goes from the present day (2010) to 1951 flashbacks. Set in Georgetown, South Carolina, the story begins as Larkin returns home to help locate her missing mother, Ivy, and realizes there is a dark secret centering around the...

INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA BRADLEY

  JUSTICE BETRAYED by Patricia Bradley is the third book in the Memphis Cold Case series.  Any series set in Memphis must eventually delve into its famous resident, Elvis Presley.  Bradley combines a riveting mystery with some fun facts about the Elvis Week that includes a tribute contest. Homicide detective Rachel Sloan must endure interviewing an Elvis impersonator, Vic Vegas, who wants her to look into the death of his friend, another impersonator that happened years ago.  He entices her by claiming that his death is related to her mother’s murder, which has never been solved.  After Vic turns up dead she and her supervisor,...

DAN & KATE PRESENT… THE JENNIFER HILLIE...

  Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your new thriller JAR OF HEARTS! This book has been getting tons of buzz. Please, tell the folks at home a bit about the book. What can readers expect when they meet Geo Shaw? Jennifer Hillier: Thank you so much! I’m finally starting to become aware of the buzz, and it’s been exciting and terrifying all at the same time (but slightly more exciting than terrifying, thankfully). I’m super proud of this book. I feel like JAR OF HEARTS is the result of every lesson I’ve ever learned as a writer up until now. I know every book should feel that way, but sometimes they just don’t. The story...