Kristin Hannah talks about THE GREAT ALONE

The Great Alone Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s Press Feb 6th, 2018 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is another winner from the author of the bestseller The Nightingale. There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe the greatness of this novel. It is an adventure story where readers feel they are put in the middle of the Alaskan frontier; it is a relationship story that also confronts abuse and obsession; and it is a love story between a mother/daughter, father/son, and two young adults as well as the land and those who live on it. The plot begins with the Allbright family moving to Alaska after a Vietnam buddy willed...

Lisa Gardner’s LOOK FOR ME is this week’s featured giveaway Feb09

Lisa Gardner’s LOOK FOR ME is this week̵...

This week,  CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page, are giving away copies of LOOK FOR ME by Lisa Gardner In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D.D. Warren and Find Her’s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl’s life…or bring her to justice. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D.D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of...

The Steph Post Interview

Kate Malmon: Congratulations on the recent release of your latest novel, Walk in the Fire! Lightwood introduced us to Judah Cannon. That book ended in a fiery showdown between Judah, his father, an entire outlaw motorcycle club, and a Pentecostal preacher. That’s a pretty tough act to follow! What do you have in store for Judah Cannon in Walk in the Fire? Steph Post: Thank you! Judah is going to go through some heartache in Walk in the Fire. By that, I mean he’s going to be wrestling with himself and those around him in a more complicated way than in Lightwood. In many ways, Judah is his own worst enemy in this next installment. The focus...

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards Jan29

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards

The fine folks behind Malice Domestic have announced the nominees for the 2017 Agatha Awards. To qualify for an Agatha, the guidelines are as follows: The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence Materials generally classified as “hard-boiled” are not appropriate. Having said/posted that, here are the nominees: Best Contemporary Novel Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron Quiet Neighbors by...

Interview with Alafair Burke, author of THE WIFE

THE WIFE Alafair Burke Harper Collins Jan 23, 2018 THE WIFE by Alafair Burke starts out the New Year with a thrilling read. It is more plot driven since many of the characters are not very likable. The story is intense and dark being told by a possible unreliable narrator. The storyline concentrates on Angela, who suffered extreme trauma in her teen years and now learns that her husband, Jason, may be a sexual predator. This novel is timely and will force people to question how they think about the victims of sexual misconduct and those they accuse. Today more and more women accuse politicians, celebrities, and businessmen of harassment....

In Conversation with Dennis Palumbo about HEAD WOU...

Mike Barson: HEAD WOUNDS is the fifth novel in your series about psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, who consults with the Pittsburgh police. Unlike some authors, you do not write a new book every year… Is that because you spend a lot of time doing research for each new entry? Dennis Palumbo: Research is always an important aspect of each novel, but the primary reason for the gap between books is that I have a full-time private therapy practice (35-40 patients a week). So my writing time is pretty much limited to lunch hours and the weekends. I’d love to put out a new book every year, but given my current clinical schedule, it’s...

2018 BARRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Barry Award winners will be announced September 6, 2018 at the St. Petersburg Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies. Anyone who subscribes or reads Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine is eligible to vote.  The Deadline for votes is August 6, 2018.  One vote per category for a total of four possible votes.  You may vote by e-mailing your choices to george@deadlypleasures.com   Best Novel THE LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER, Karen Dionne (Putnam) EXIT STRATEGY, Steve Hamilton (Putnam) THE FORCE, Don Winslow (Morrow) PRUSSIAN BLUE, Philip Kerr (Putnam) MAGPIE MURDERS, Anthony Horowitz (Harper)   Best...

Interview with Nick Petrie, author of LIGHT IT UP

LIGHT IT UP: Peter Ash Book 3 Nick Petrie Jan 16, 2018 G. P. Putnam’s Sons LIGHT IT UP by Nick Petrie is the third installment of the Peter Ash series. It is a fascinating story, but what makes this book special are the many layers. It has an action-packed plot intertwining guns, drugs, and money. But it also probes the subject of returning soldiers. People might think of Peter Ash as a clone of Lee Child’s character Jack Reacher, but in actuality the only similarity is that both are wandering characters. Ash’s military life and his current status as a veteran with PTSD are thoughtfully explored and unlike Reacher Petrie’s character has...