INTERVIEW WITH IRIS JOHANSEN

  SHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is a paranormal thriller with a tease of romance.  What makes this book stand out is that the good guys/gals are actually good and the bad guys are pure evil, without any grey area. Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, has the job of reconstructing skulls for recognition.  At her Georgia home, left in her husband Joe’s car, is a package with a skull burnt beyond recognition. Also, inside are two mirrors, one intact and one shattered.  It is threat sent to Eve that her family is currently intact, but will be shattered as this killer goes after them one by one.  This villain has set up a complex plan...

INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

  DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina Dodd is a sprint read, a fast-paced page-turner.  Those who liked her VIRTUE FALLS novels will love this first book of a new series.  It does not have the paranormal element or much romance, but the mystery is action-packed. The novella is an introduction to the book, explaining Kellen’s time in Afghanistan, how she sustained the injury for a medical discharge, and how she recovered.  In addition, the novella storyline introduces readers to the Monument Men that searched for artifacts taken by the Nazis.  Kellen works with General Lawrence Slater in trying to find some famous paintings hidden in a...

INTERVIEW WITH K. J. HOWE

SKYJACK will elevate author K. J. Howe to a level close to Tom Clancy.  She follows up her riveting debut novel, THE FREEDOM BROKER, with another gripping thriller featuring kidnap and ransom expert Thea Paris. Her assignment is to escort two orphaned African brothers, Jabari, 12, and Ayan, 9, to their new adoptive parents in London. The children had been forced into soldiering after seeing their mom and dad murdered by Boko Haram. Now they will finally have a chance at a better life, a real childhood, and education. In route, the chartered plane carrying Thea, the boys, and 12 other passengers is hijacked and lands in the Libyan Desert....

INTERVIEW WITH JEFFERY DEAVER

THE CUTTING EDGE by Jeffery Deaver has many twists and turns.  It brings into focus how diamonds are not people’s best friends and can actually be dangerous to one’s health.  It appears there is a serial killer terrorizing couples for the rings on their fingers. The plot opens with the horrific murders of a couple, William Sloane and Anna Markam, and a master diamond cutter, Jatin Patel, who works in Manhattan’s diamond district. As they enter to pick up their engagement ring, a gunman wearing a ski mask goes in right behind them. After the intruder shoots William and Anna dead, he tortures and kills Jatin with a box-cutter. Shortly...

INTERVIEW WITH TINA WHITTLE

NECESSARY ENDS by Tina Whittle highlights Tai Randolph and Trey Seaver, detective partners and partners in life.  Whittle’s writing style pulls readers into the story from page one.  This novel combines an action-packed plot with great banter dialogue and a psychological aspect. Trey Seaver is haunted by the one that got away, a murder of a Hollywood producer’s wife in Atlanta during a filming.  Now, about four years later it appears someone wants the producer, Nick Talbot dead. Trey is asked to investigate since he was one of the officers at the crime scene and now is working for a corporate security firm.  He tries to use all the skills...

INTERVIEW WITH C. J. BOX

THE DISAPPEARED (Joe Pickett Book 18) C. J. Box G.P. Putnam’s Sons March 27th, 2018   THE DISAPPEARED  by C. J. Box has all the elements that readers have come to enjoy in a Joe Pickett novel.  This is a compelling mystery that is action-packed, has details about the western setting, likeable characters, and humorous interaction. Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett has to contend with a new Governor, Colter Allen.  He is continuing the previous practice of retired Governor Spencer Rulon, requesting Pickett to be a troubleshooter. Joe is asked to find a prominent female British executive that never came home from the high-end guest...