INTERVIEW WITH KATRIN SCHUMANN

THE FORGOTTEN HOURS by Katrin Schumann delves into a timely subject. It is a thought-provoking story about a woman’s search for the haunting truth regarding her best friend and father. The main character Katie wanted to believe that her father was perfect, that he was the same person she knew and loved.  But once he was accused of statutory rape she had to reconcile if her father was being honest with her. As she searched for facts that would give her answers, Katie wondered does she forgive, ignore, or cut off ties.  Ten years ago, when Katie was fifteen her teenage best friend Lulu accused her dad of rape.  Because there was an...

INTERVIEW WITH MADDIE DAY

The pseudonymous Maddie Day is a woman of mystery—which is fitting, given the kinds of books she writes. These include the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, which debuted in December 2018 with MURDER ON CAPE COD. Under her true name, Edith Maxwell, she is the Agatha- and Macavity Award-nominated author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two elderly cats, and enjoys cooking and gardening when she’s not writing.   MURDER ON CAP COD marks a unique collaboration between Day’s publisher, Kensington, and...

INTERVIEW WITH BARRY EISLER

Mike Barson: Having characters from multiple series cross-over is an endlessly appealing premise…. Why did you decide to do it now with John Rain, whom you “retired” years ago, and recent creation Livia Lone? Eisler: In some ways it wasn’t hard, because Rain is always trying to retire—to kill his way out of the killing business—and he never seems to make it. On top of which, Livia and Rain’s partner, former Marine sniper Dox, teamed up in the previous book, The Night Trade, and that turned into an interesting relationship. And I started wondering…what would happen if Livia, in the course of her Seattle PD sex-crime...

INTERVIEW WITH BRAD MELTZER

THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer brings to life a spy thriller that actually happened. This non-fiction historical mystery delves into a plot to assassinate General George Washington, exposing the spies, killers, counterfeiters, and traitors and how those in the still forming government addressed the plot.   This is Meltzer’s first non-fiction book, written with writer and documentary producer Josh Mensch. It tells of a hidden event that took place during the most critical period of America’s birth. The heart of the book takes place after Washington’s arrival into New York City in early 1776. After having to flee to a British ship...

INTERVIEW WITH BETH KENDRICK

  IN DOG WE TRUST by Beth Kendrick says it all with the title.  This fun-loving book is a must read for all dog lovers and those that want smiles on their faces.  In addition, readers get an interesting mystery where greed is the antagonist. The story is enjoyable, amusing, and entertaining. The plot takes place in the Delaware seaside quirky quaint town of Black Dog Bay. It has become well-known for being the “best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Charming seaside diners, boutiques, bakeries, and a bed and breakfast capitalized by having names of “Home to Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery,...