Q&A with Phillip Margolin

WOMAN WITH A GUN has a receptionist, Stacey Kim, desiring to write a novel. A Pulitzer Prize winning photograph viewed at a New York Art Museum inspires her. Investigating the backstory of the photo she travels to Oregon. Here she finds that the photo of a woman on the beach, over looking the sea, holding a western style gun at her back, that becomes a part of the evidence in a Cold Case murder mystery. Elise Cooper: Where did you find this photo? Phillip Margolin: In Georgia. I was keynoting a writing conference. In a restaurant restroom over the toilet was the photograph seen on the cover of the book. I was blown away with the many...

Q&A with Michael Connelly

The Burning Room, Harry is partnered with twenty-eight year old Mexican-American Lucia Soto. Harry becomes Lucy’s mentor, sharing his wide-ranging knowledge of procedure. Two cold case investigations assigned to them involve political corruption, greed, lust, and vengeance. The first case has someone whose recent cause of death is associated with a bullet lodged in his spine from a ten year old shooting. The second case is personal to Lucy as she tries to find the person who set fire to an apartment complex where she was living as a child and that killed many of her friends. Elise Cooper: Why did you decide in this book to include...

ALICE AND FREDA FOREVER – Interview with Ale...

  ALICE AND FREDA FOREVER Q&A with Alexis Coe and Erica Ruth Neubauer In the late 1800’s, American society was rocked  by a graphic and shocking murder—a young woman named Alice Mitchellbrutally cut the throat of her former friend Freda Wardon a busy street in Memphis, TN. But what the nation found  even more shocking was that the two women were once engaged to one another, and had made plans to run off and live together as a married couple. Alice planned to disguise herself as a man, and Freda would play the part of proper domestic housewife. Concerned family members thwarted their plans and Freda went back to flirting with...

Q&A with Sandra Brannan

Sandra Brannan is definitely an author to follow and read. Although still generally unknown she has written a series of five books, with all the novels having a very unique theme. Yet, her last two books have very compelling storylines. Incorporated within an action-packed mystery is an enduring tale that allows handicapped children to have a voice and for a few to become supporting heroes.   The fourth book in the series, Noah’s Rainy Day, has newly minted Special Agent Liv Bergen, racing against time, along with her FBI partners, to solve a child kidnapping, before it takes a fatal turn. What makes this storyline stand out is Liv’s...

Q&A with Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison, features freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond, who is barely out of his Quantico training. He and his partner, Mike Caine, investigate a stabbing on Wall Street that is related to a deadly madman and lead to terrorist implications.   Elise Cooper: Rumor has it you will be participating in the Military Book Fair on November 8th in San Diego on the USS Midway? Catherine Coulter: When I first heard about this wonderful idea, I was very excited. It’s a perfect way to use our book sales to help veterans and their families. I hope everyone in southern California shows up...

Q&A with Allison Brennan

Notorious and Dead Heat by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan are captivating thrillers. While Notorious is the first novel in a new series featuring investigative crime reporter Max Revere, Dead Heat brings back FBI agent Lucy Kincaid. What is an obvious theme with both novels is the determination to bring justice for the victims.   Elise Cooper: Are you attending the Military Book Fair on November 8th in San Diego?   Allison Brennan: Yes. I am very excited about raising money to help our veterans. Many of my male characters are military background based. I have my characters going into law enforcement since about...