Tuesday, May 09, 2017

What is Marta Perry reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Marta Perry, author of Echo of Danger: A Romance Novel.

Her entry begins:
I tend to binge-read, like binge-watching, only with books. I recently found a treasure trove of mostly forgotten Golden Age British mystery authors on Amazon, and I've been working my way through them. This has been an unexpected benefit of switching to a Kindle for my recreational reading. I initially started using it simply because it was easier to read after spending a day at the computer on my own current manuscript. But then I discovered the array of books that were no longer or had never been out in mass market, but were only a click away with an e-reader.

First I read my way through a batch of Patricia Wentworth books that had preceded her popular Miss Silver mysteries. Now I've started on the Molly Thynne books. An actual member of the British aristocracy, Mary "Molly" Thynne wrote about the world she knew—an England between the wars. Independently wealthy, she wrote only six novels, and I'm already dreading coming to the end of them. They are intricately plotted...[read on]
About Echo of Danger, from the publisher:
In peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch country, a young mother discovers a shocking danger—and an unexpected ally

A whisper of a threat looms over widow Deidre Morris. She and her young son have unwittingly become prisoners of her intimidating father-in-law's power. One wrong step could find her son torn from her and in the hands of the influential judge. But when Deidre collides with an intriguing stranger, the prospect of a new friendship gives her renewed hope…until a devastating murder rocks the quiet community of Echo Falls and Deidre learns first impressions can't be trusted.

Attorney Jase Glassman's assignment is straightforward: befriend Deidre, gather incriminating evidence…and allow her dogged father-in-law to take custody of her child. Anything else, including losing himself in her honest charm, will compromise the job he was hired to do. Yet when a murderer ushers danger into the town, Jase's only instinct is to protect Deidre and her son—no matter the sacrifice.
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