PatZi & Pekka Loved Bouchercon2018

Pekka (The Baraga Bear) and I had so much fun at Bouchercon2018 – we are already planning to go to Bouchercon2019 which will be held in Dallas. Pekka fell in love  with Tasha Alexander — she’s so beautiful! And I love her Lady Emily Mystery series. Tasha’s Lady Emily Mysteries series is so much fun.  Visit her website: www.tashaalexander.com    …

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Linda Tincu Peno – Quiet Refuge

So happy that Linda Tincu Peno will join me in the studio on October 4th to talk about her first book, Quiet Refuge.Abi Fairchild lives in the racial turbulence of 1964 Alabama. She and her friend Becca hear about a missing girl and decide to investigate. What they find is far more sinister than anything they imagined, and soon they …

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Mark LaPorta – Probability Shadow

Probability Shadow is Book 1 of Mark LaPorta’s new series: Against the Glare of Darkness. It was fun to talk to Mark last year about his trilogy: The Changing Hearts of Ixdahan Daherek. I thought it was a wonderful read and admire Mark’s ability to create a world filled with characters that capture the imagination with depth and humor. Later I read …

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Tanya Steel – Food Fight!

 Isn’t it wonderful to get a book that you just love so much you can’t stop reading? That’s what happened with this delightful and beautiful book: Food Fight! A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages.  What a wonderful adventure you will discover in this book — a culinary tour —  with Tanya French, a leader …

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Linda Plunkett – Supernatural Rescue

It was meant to be. I might never have heard about Linda Plunkett’s book, Supernatural Rescue, but that is the strange thing about miracles — they really do happen. I literally heard about her book in the cosmetic aisle of the drugstore. I heard a voice say, “I wrote a book…” Of course, that piqued my interest so I had …

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Kelli Clare – Hidden

Oh, wow. When a summer read starts off with: “shoulders so broad…taut biceps…faded indigo t-shirt…tucked into close-fitting jeans….” Well, what the heck. Just sit back and enjoy it. That’s what a summer read is for — to send your mind into another world and one populated by a character as appealing as Will Hastings, a seductive Englishman* with an alluring …

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David Bell – Somebody’s Daughter

Yicks! That knock on the door that brings no good news is always fun. You know there is a problem to be solved and you hope that the author delivers the goods –you can almost feel yourself being sucked into a the story. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell doesn’t disappoint. You almost feel sorry for poor Michael Frazier when he …

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Daniel Silva – The Other Woman

One of the JOYS of my life is that I get books before most other people!!! I was always the type of reader to order books in advance — I love to get first editions on the first day of release. So it is really a thrill for me to now receive books — like Daniel Silva’s The Other Woman …

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Debra Finerman – You Lucky Dog

Looking forward to talking to Debra Finerman on July 3rd about her newest book, You Lucky Dog. It’s just one of those cute books that has a silly premise, but after you read it you are glad that you did. In fact, when you finish the book you feel that you have gained something — you can look at the …

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