Dean Koontz latest effort is Innocence, a stand alone thriller about a young man who lives a subterranean life, rescued from his loneliness by an equally challenged woman. Koontz talks about why so many of his protagonists suffer from low self esteem, relating back to his own childhood. He also speaks of plans to bring some of his books to television.
Let the buyer beware! Neighborhood merchants still outshine the big box stores and on-line vendors.
Trixxi is thrilled that there’s a new “witch” in town!
David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell is the sixth in his series featuring these title characters, ex-secret service agents turned private investigators. They stumble onto a plot involving a teenager and his father, an army sergeant who was supposedly killed in action. David talks about how he goes against conventional gender roles with his leads, and how the CIA is actually dwarfed by another spy agency that receives far less media attention. Suspenseful reading— as Baldacci typically peels away layers of intrigue to reveal the truth.
Trixxi gives her thoughts about the witches in the hit FX series “American Horror Story: Coven.”
Doug Preston and Lincoln Child’s latest Pendergast novel is White Fire, which delves deeply into their hero’s Sherlockian roots and similarities. We talk to Lincoln Child about the confusion readers have with him and Lee Child, of Jack Reacher fame. Paramount has options on the Pendergast character, and Lincoln has the perfect actor in mind for the role. Included in White Fire is a Sherlock Holmes short story written by Child, endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate.
Dust is Patricia Cornwell’s twenty first novel featuring Kay Scarpetta, who, like the author, has migrated from Richmond to Washington and now Cambridge, Massachusetts. In our interview, Cornwell reveals plans for a new ABC TV series with a new character, a female New Jersey detective with an interesting past. She talks about authenticity in her portrayal of a medical examiner and how geographical details become almost a character in her writing. She explains where she feels comfortable stretching reality and where she feels obligated to strictly adhere to fact.