Just received the official certificate from IBPA informing me that “The Foot Soldier” won the Silver Award in the category of Popular Fiction. It’s an honor.
Archives for June 2014
International best-selling author Alison Gaylin received an Edgar nomination for her first book, Hide Your Eyes. Her Shamus Award-winning novel, And She Was, received a nomination for the Thriller and Anthony awards.
In the Brenna Spector series, Stay with Me is the third novel, preceded by And She Was and Into the Dark.
Stay with Me involves Brenna Spector, a private investigator who has “Hyperthymestic Syndrome,” a condition in which she recalls each moment of every day since an event of 30 years earlier. The story thrums with suspense, and rewards the reader with a surprising yet plausible conclusion.
Testifying in court can be a trying experience for an expert witness, whether you’re a forensic pathologist, engineer or psychiatrist.
Early in my career, I was asked by a defense attorney to evaluate a plaintiff in a lawsuit. He was a 30 year old man, who, while walking across the lobby of an office building, slipped on a freshly waxed floor and fractured an ankle. The physical injury was indisputable and was caused by the accident. I was certain the plaintiff would be claiming a consequential depression as being causally-related to the fall.
Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. She tried many “ripped from the headlines” cases and is considered America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence.
Her 15 previous Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her 16th is Terminal City, a suspense potboiler, once again featuring prosecutor Alex Cooper and her team who are in a frenzied quest to track down a serial killer who may be a mass murderer and terrorist.
“Don’t waste your time,” a fellow writer said to me when he learned I was planning to meet with a book club. “There are so few people there, there’s nothing in it for you?”
I respectfully disagree.
As an author of psychological suspense thrillers, I’ve been invited to several book clubs to talk about my novels. It’s a very engaging kind of contact with readers, and is unlike speaking at libraries, being on a panel of authors, or talking to members of an organization.
Love Gone Mad was free on a Give-Away program from June 2nd through June 5th. Over that four day period, there were 53,109 downloads of the novel. It now has 208 Amazon reviews with 138 5-star reviews and a 4.5-star average rating. Thank you to all those who downloaded the novel, are reading it and posting such fine reviews.
It’s been said that each of M.J. Rose’s bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction. Her just released novel, The Collector of Dying Breaths is set alternately in the Sixteenth Century with Catherine de Medici’s perfumer, Rene le Florentin, and in modern day France, featuring her recurring character, Jac L’Etoile. Jac is consumed by the quest to unlock Rene’s secret to immortality—to capture a dying person’s last breath to bring a loved one back to life.