February 11, 2021 at 7 p.m.
I’m excited to announce that Copperfield’s Books—an independent bookseller with nine stores in Northern California—will be hosting a virtual book launch for The Silenced Women on February 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. I’ll briefly introduce the book, read an excerpt, and participate in a Q&A session. You can register in advance for the event. The event is free and will last an hour.
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 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.