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Archives - March 2017

Interview: Chevy Stevens, author of Never Let You Go

Mar 16, 2017

Chevy Stevens’ debut, STILL MISSING, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2011. She has followed up that enormous success with one gripping psychological thriller after another, including ALWAYS WATCHING and THOSE GIRLS. Stevens' latest, NEVER LET YOU GO, introduces readers to Lindsey Nash, who leaves an abusive relationship and tries to start a new life with her young daughter, Sophie --- but will learn years later that it is almost impossible to escape one’s past. In this interview, conducted by’s Rebecca Munro, Stevens reveals why this book got such a late start; describes the challenges she faced in alternating the story’s points of view between Lindsey and Sophie; explains how she ensured that Andrew, the abusive ex-husband, wouldn’t be a cliché; and offers a few tantalizing details about her next novel, her first to be set outside of Canada.

Author Talk: Mary Anna Evans, author of Burials: A Faye Longchamp Mystery

Mar 16, 2017

Mary Anna Evans is the author of the award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries. Her most recent addition to the series, BURIALS, follows Faye and her husband, Joe, to Sylacauga where she will investigate the death of Dr. Sophia Townsend, also an archaeologist. In this interview, Evans discusses the archaeological and historical background of the series, her decision to set this latest installment in Oklahoma on the tribal lands of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Faye’s morality.

Author Talk: Charlotte Hinger, author of Fractured Families: A Lottie Albright Mystery

Mar 16, 2017

Charlotte Hinger is an award-winning novelist and Kansas historian. In FRACTURED FAMILIES, the fourth installment in her mystery series starring Lottie Albright, the undersheriff of Carlton County, Kansas, investigates a series of murders in which the victims are found in the arms of statues in a sculpture park. In this interview, Hinger talks about her decision to set these novels in Western Kansas (although later she reveals a change of scenery for book five), the emotional challenges of writing FRACTURED FAMILIES, and the mystery writers who were the most influential in her creation of Lottie.

Interview: Malin Persson Giolito, author of Quicksand

Mar 9, 2017

Malin Persson Giolito has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. She is now a full-time writer and has written four novels. In QUICKSAND, her English debut, she tackles themes of class, money and violence. When a mass shooting takes place at a Stockholm prep school, 18-year-old Maja Norberg is put on trial for her role in the massacre. In this interview conducted by Carol Fitzgerald, the president and co-founder of The Book Report Network, Persson Giolito discusses the challenges of writing QUICKSAND --- including developing the character of Maja and piecing the story together --- her decision to set the novel in an affluent place, and why she personally doesn't classify her work as "thrillers" per se.