Online Virtual Book Event
On February 11, 2021, Copperfield’s Books hosted a virtual book launch for The Silenced Women, which attracted 60 attendees. I briefly discussed the book, read an excerpt, and participated in a lively Q&A session. A YouTube video of the event can be viewed here.
Be sure to listen to the grape knife story, which comes at 32 minutes and 39 seconds.
An audiobook of The Silenced Women is available now for preorder. The narrator will be Laura Jennings, who has narrated many thrillers and mysteries, as well as other genres. She has a wonderful expressive voice, and I look forward to hearing her read my book. You can read about her and listen to voice samples. You can also read an interesting interview with her about the process of recording.
The second book in the VCI series, The Day He Left, is now complete and will be published by Poisoned Pen Press in February 2022. The story brings back the VCI team to investigate a missing person case that turns deadly. Eden Somers also returns to the serial killer case that traumatized her at the FBI. A peek look at the first chapter of The Day He Left is available at the back of The Silenced Women.
My interview with Barbara Peters of the Poisoned Pen Bookstore and Lesa Holstine of the Library Journal
My essay on the “Inverted Detective Story” is available on Thonie Hevron’s “Mystery Readers Only” blog
My essay, “Detective Fiction and Dementia: A Biopsy” is available on CrimeReads Magazine
My essay on “Last Sentences in Five Crime Novels” is available on Crimespree Magazine
My essay on how I wrote Eddie Mahler’s migraine headache is available as a “Behind the Book” feature on Crimespree Magazine.