INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

Strangers She Knows (Cape Charade Book 3) Christina Dodd HQN Pub Sept 17th, 2019 Strangers She Knows by Christina Dodd creates an atmosphere of suspense and tension, that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  This story never lets up from beginning to end. A psychopath, Mara Phillips, has a vendetta against the main character, Kellen Rae. She has escaped a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane. This psychopath targeted Kellen, her husband Max, and their daughter Rae who still has a maturity level beyond her years. Hoping that authorities will re-capture her, the family decides to stay on an island off the...

INTERVIEW WITH LEILA MEACHAM

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham is a spellbinding novel.  The story from the very first line pulls readers into the mystery: which of the five American spies embedded in Nazi occupied Paris has survived? The dramatic scenes are riveting as each character plays a cat and mouse game with the Nazis. In 1942, Americans Brad, Bridgette, Bucky, Chris, and Victoria have been recruited as spies for the CIA’s Office of Special Services.  They are recruited for their skills, but also have a personal agenda.  The two women and three men are from very different backgrounds: Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and...

INTERVIEW WITH LARRY LOFTIS

CODE NAME: LISE by Larry Loftis brings to life the most highly decorated woman spy. The story delves into how Odette Sansom displayed courage and patriotism while having to endure endless torture by the Nazis. Born in France and living in England Odette decides she wants to help with the war cause.  Because of her knowledge of the French language and customs she was recruited into Britain’s Special Operations Executive Program to conduct espionage on the Germans during WWII.  Working closely with her commanding officer, Peter Churchill, they are able to complete dangerous missions. Peter became smitten with her and eventually they fell in...

Behind the Books

World War 2 on the British Home Front: Criminal Villains I write a crime series set in World War 2 London. It features Frank Merlin, a tough Scotland Yard detective battling domestic crime as his country struggles for survival against Germany’s might. I chose this period as the setting for my books not only because of a long-standing fascination with the war, but also because the wartime years were a boom period for crime in Britain. Between 1939 and 1945, reported crime in England and Wales grew by nearly sixty per cent. There were a number of key factors behind this rise. The blackout and the chaos caused by the German bombing raids made...

Lauren Belfer talks about AND AFTER THE FIRE

  AND AFTER THE FIRE by Lauren Belfer intertwines history and music within a riveting mystery. The settings alternate between Berlin in the late 1700s to mid-1800s, and 2010 in New York and Germany. The plot starts with Susanna Kessler inheriting a manuscript supposedly signed by Johann Sebastian Bach. She is determined to return it to its rightful owner with the help of Dan, a Bach musical expert who is not Jewish. This journey will challenge her preconceptions about herself, her family’s history, and also offer an opportunity to finally make peace with her violent past. Intertwined with Susana’s current day story is the life of Sara...