Clare Mackintosh talks about I LET YOU GO

I Let You Go has very powerful themes of emotional and physical abuse, atonement and forgiveness. Two detectives are attempting to find out who was responsible for the hit and run accident that killed a five-year-old boy. They are thwarted by a rainy and dark day, and that no one was able to figure out what kind of car hit him or see any noteworthy characteristics of the driver, basically leaving the detectives without any clues to follow. The main character, Jenna, disappears, attempting to make a fresh start in a small town on the Welsh coast. But she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that...

James Rollins – The WAR HAWK Interview

War Hawk creates a realistic relationship and brings back the beloved characters of working dog Kane and his handler Tucker Wayne. The plot begins when a former flame and army colleague, Jane Sabatello, asks Tucker for his help in finding those who want to kill her and have murdered her former co-workers. Through his investigation he finds that an evil corporate CEO, Pruitt, is behind these killings and global conspiracy. He is using the knowledge of Alan Turing, the English code-breaker of the Nazis, to change the way modern warfare is fought. Elise Cooper: What was it like to co-write with Grant Blackwood? JR: We outlined in great detail,...

Allison Brennan: The POISONOUS Interview

Poisonous by Allison Brennan is a very powerful story. The novel delves into very relevant issues from cyber bullying to social media’s role within people’s lives. The author makes a good point about how social media makes it easier for someone to say mean things without any repercussions. This intense plot also focuses on psychological issues involving a mentally challenged character and how family dynamics play into divorce. A cyber bully, Ivy, falls off a cliff; was she pushed or was it accidental? Maxine Revere, an investigative reporter that works on cold cases, is asked to find the truth about the fall. Elise Cooper: How did you get...

Katharine Ashe: The ROGUE Interview

  The Rogue by Katharine Ashe allows the reader to understand important issues of the time period while exploring the age-old struggle of trust and honesty within a mystery. The story opens with a young debutante, Lady Constance Reed, falling for a handsome rogue, Evan Saint-André Sterling. Constance bargains with her father to let her marry Saint, a “nobody,” who is neither rich nor titled. They must overcome Constance’s desire to build a wall in their relationship because she was physically abused and raped. In addition, now a married couple, they work together, to find evidence against the Duke, the primary suspect, who they believe...

Interview With Susanna Calkins

Crimespree Interview with Susanna Calkins Susanna will be signing books on tour including MAY 3rd at 7:00 Pm at BOSWELL Book Company in Milwaukee   Crimespree: With A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET you are now on your fourth book and book tour. Do you enjoy meeting fans? Susanna : I love meeting readers. Not just those who read my book but those interested in reading crime fiction, historicals, and—let’s face it—people who just enjoy reading. There’s something really great about connecting with others who get excited about the same things you do, such as great plot twists or the most imaginative place to hide a body. Do you enjoy doing...

Rhys Bowen: The TIME OF FOG AND FIRE Interview

  Time Of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen is a mystery that blends crime suspense within a very potent historical setting. By using historical events and people in her books the plots become both believable and relatable. In this novel the 1906 San Francisco earthquake almost becomes a secondary character, where it is featured prominently. This book gives a flavor for what it is like to be an Irish American, how corruptness was widespread, the ability to travel across country, and the effect of natural disasters upon the population. Intertwined within that is a crime that must be solved. Elise Cooper: You blend a lot of historical...