BLESSED ARE THE DEAD BY KRISTI BELCAMINO

2014 HarperCollins/Witness Impulse   “My landmarks are morbid.” This is my favorite line from Kristi Belcamino’s debut novel, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD. As Gabriella Giovanni drives around her San Francisco neighborhood, she associates all of her landmarks to the horrors that she reports on. A murder here. A car crash there. It goes on and on. But as Belcamino writes her, Giovanni isn’t haunted by her job as a reporter for the Bay Harold; she breathes it like air. Being a reporter is a calling that has cost her relationship after relationship, yet she gets up each morning knowing that she has a job to do, and loves doing it. Gabriella...

KRISTI BELCAMINO AT ONCE UPON A CRIME Jul10

KRISTI BELCAMINO AT ONCE UPON A CRIME

It’s safe to say, tonight was an evening that longtime reporter Kristi Belcamino had long been looking forward to. This evening was the official print release of her debut novel BLESSED ARE THE DEAD. And judging from the long line of family and friends that spilled out of Once Upon A Crime’s front door, it’s an evening that her fans had been awaiting as well. Snacking on wine, cheese, fruit, and the most amazing cake I’ve ever had, the little book shop was filled with grateful readers looking to welcome a new voice to the genre. Inspired by her experiences with a serial killer while working the crime beat at a California newspaper,...