Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lisa Black's "Perish," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Perish: A Gardiner and Renner Novel #3 by Lisa Black.

The entry begins:
In Perish, Cleveland forensic specialist Maggie Gardiner investigates a series of murders at a mortgage loan company—which doesn’t sound too exciting until she learns just how cutthroat a field that is. She has become slightly—slightly—more comfortable functioning beside erstwhile serial killer Jack Renner. Jack kills to make the world a safer place, and Maggie can’t expose him without exposing herself. Provided they both focus on solving the murder of Joanna Moorehouse, they can continue their awkward truce without bloodshed. Their own blood, that is. Joanna’s has been spread all over her opulent living room.

Having been addicted to the BBC show Orphan Black, I have always pictured Maggie as something like Tatiana Maslawny. Scary smart but not genius, stubborn but not unrealistic, tough but empathetic, youngish but not arrogant. Unwilling to slack off when something needs to be done. An unspoken but fierce commitment to sticking up for the little guy, or gal, or dog, or principle.

Casting Jack Renner is...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Lisa Black's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue