INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN BURCELL: Co-AUTHOR WITH CLIVE...

THE GRAY GHOST by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell takes readers on a thrilling car ride as they race to find a valuable antique car before the bad guys find it.  Amateur sleuths Sam and Remi Fargo, smart and philanthropic self-made multimillionaires, find adventure at every turn. The authors brilliantly explain the backstory through a journal, that becomes almost a secondary character.  The back and forth between 1906 and the current time makes the story even more riveting.  A distant relative of theirs seeks their help in finding a rare 1906 Rolls Royce prototype, The Gray Ghost to clear his uncle’s name.  In the course of their...

INTERVIEW WITH BETTY WEBB

  THE OTTER OF DEATH by Betty Webb is part cozy mystery and part thriller, with portions delving into the very relevant issue of sexual harassment.  This story combines current issues with information about zoo animals including some light amusing scenes that make for an interesting read. The plot has the main character, zookeeper Teddy Bentley contemplating her life changes that will happen once she marries Sheriff Rejas. Her thoughts are interrupted when she spots an otter swimming with a smart phone.  After taking the device she discovers a photograph of a murder-in-progress. Rumors swirl that the victim, Stuart Booth, PhD, a local...

INTERVIEW WITH LARRY TYE

    ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN DELUXE EDITION  shows the evolution of the character created in 1933 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. They sold Superman to Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, in 1938. This book shows why Superman has maintained his appeal from generation to generation. The book features over 19 stories and essays including a forward by Paul Levitz, an introduction by Laura Siegel Larson (Jerry Siegel’s daughter) and other pieces by Jules Feiffer, Tom DeHaven, Marv Wolfman, David Hajdu, Larry Tye and Gene Luen Yang. There is also a section with cover highlights and full biographies at the...

INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

    GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen is a realistic story where readers take the journey with the characters as they board the ship, and feel the splash of the waves. It is an attest to the author’s writing style he is able to make an intense adventure story of a maritime salvage operation. The plot has McKenna Rhodes inheriting the Gale Force, a salvage boat, after her father died in violent weather on the open seas. Hearing about a salvage operation, she and the crew decide to attempt a rescue of a freighter, the Pacific Lion, which has turned over on its side during a horrific storm. A stowaway who has stolen fifty million in bonds...

REVIEW OF LOVE & WAR

  ALEX & ELIZA has taken the world by storm.  Whether the play by Lin-Manuel Miranda or the novels by Melissa De La Cruz, people are craving for more information about the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler. The first in the series, ALEX & ELIZA, and its sequel, LOVE & WAR emphasize the romance more than the historical, as the author brings to life the love story of these two Revolutionary figures. Melissa wants to emphasize, “Alex is a creation based on an historical figure.  I consider him someone I made up from the real person. These are characters. They may be historical figures, but they are...

Bouchercon Anthony Award NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  REGISTER HERE!   BEST NOVEL  THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny THE FORCE by Don Winslow BEST FIRST NOVEL  HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper THE DRY by Jane Harper RAGGEDd; or, THE LOVELIEST LIES OF ALL by Christopher Irvin THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann BAD BOY BOOGIE by Thomas Pluck WHAT WE WRECKEN by Eryk Pruitt THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day CAST THE FIRST STONE by James W. Ziskin BILL CRIDER AWARD...