INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH FINDER

HOUSE ON FIRE by Joseph Finder brings back private investigator Nick Heller. This story of greed and family dynamics follows the relatives who have a vested interest in a pharmaceutical company that manufactures Oxycontin and Oxycodone.  Finder brilliantly explores how these drugs can be addicting, but also shows the other side, those patients that need the pills to cope with their pain. The story opens with Nick receiving devastating news: his old army buddy Sean has died of an overdose. Sean, who once saved Nick’s life, became addicted to opioids after returning home wounded from the Afghanistan war. While at the...

INTERVIEW WITH PETER ROBINSON

MANY RIVERS TO CROSS by Peter Robinson brings back beloved DCI Detective Alan Banks.  Robinson seems to be the master of the “who done it,” while covering subject matters that are relevant. This second book in a trilogy takes over where the first book, CARELESS LOVE, left off. Zelda, a super recognizer, is working with law enforcement to identify those in the sex trafficking trade from Eastern Europe. She is a survivor of that world, but still has PTSD. When she sees pictures of men who were involved in her past, she hesitates to share that knowledge, and decides to take matters into her own hands. Zelda is also the girlfriend of DI Annie...

INTERVIEW WITH DEBRA H. GOLDSTEIN

Debra H Goldstein’s new series, Sarah Blair Mysteries, is a fast-moving, intriguing plot set in the world of food. Readers should probably read the books in order, ONE TASTE TOO MANY and then TWO BITES TOO MANY. These first two books have the main protagonist, Sarah Blair, trying to defend family members of murder.  First her sister is accused, and in the second book her mother.  Sarah would rather catch bad guys than slave over a hot stove, and she seems to be good at being an amateur sleuth. The plot of One Taste Too Many explains how Sarah was married at eighteen and divorced ten years later. She is starting over in Wheaton Alabama...

INTERVIEW WITH JAYNE KRENTZ

The Vanishing (Fogg Lake Book 1) Jayne Krentz Berkley Pub Jan 7th, 2019 The Vanishing by Jayne Krentz is an action-packed story that relies heavily on the paranormal.  The psychic element adds to the suspense along with murder, conspiracies, and a kidnapping. The story opens fifteen years earlier where two teenage girls, Catalina Lark and Olivia Dayton witness a murder in a cave.  Convinced the girls were hallucinating, their story was dismissed. Readers find out how the government was running paranormal experiments in the mountains close to a town in Fogg Lake Washington. After a gas explosion, residents of the town started having...

INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA FLOWER

Matchmaking Can Be Murder by Amanda Flower, is the first in a new series for the New Year. This spin-off from the wildly popular “Amish candy-Shop Mysteries” has some of the beloved characters including Deputy Sheriff Aiden Brody, and introduces some interesting others, some eccentric and some very appealing. The plot has matchmaker Millie Fisher just returning to Harvest, Ohio after spending 10 years taking care of her ailing sister. Millie is a widow who lives on her own with an assortment of animals, including two goats with big personalities. She is one of those who believes that a marriage should be for love, not financial gain or...

INTERVIEW WITH IRIS AND ROY JOHANSEN

Hindsight by Iris and Roy Johansen is a unique thriller.  The protagonist is Investigator Kendra Michaels, whose former blindness has left her with uniquely insightful observational skills. Blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, she has become known for her razor-sharp senses and keen deductive abilities. Kendra has highly developed senses of smell, hearing, and spatial awareness that she’s used to help the FBI and CIA in many difficult cases.  What makes these plots very interesting is the dialogue that realistically explains how she is able to reach conclusions...