Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What is Susan Elia MacNeal reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Susan Elia MacNeal, author of The Prisoner in the Castle: A Maggie Hope Mystery.

Her entry begins:
Oh, I’m always trying to make more time to read fiction, which is hard because I’m already a working mom and also reading so much non-fiction to research whatever Maggie Hope novel I’m working on at the moment.

However, here’s a little reading hack I like to use—because I’m always on the go and don’t want to miss a subway or train stop, I like to read shorter things, on an e-reader for convenience. But I love print books and support independent booksellers. So what I’ll do is download a bazillion of the sample chapters to my e-reader, that I go through on the subway, at the dentist office, waiting for the PTA meeting to start, on airplanes—you name it. But, when I find something I really, really love, that’s when I head to the local bookstore!

Right now I’m reading for research (but it’s also fascinating) Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight by Henry Hemming. How’s this for a tag line? Spying is the art of knowing who to trust—and...[read on]
About The Prisoner in the Castle, from the publisher:
World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much.

She knows what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets.

She knows the real location of the planned invasion of France.

She knows who’s lying. She knows who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths.

These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle, out of contact with friends and family.

Then one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink—and he’s only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape—not just certain death ... but certain murder.

For what’s the most important thing Maggie Hope knows?

She must survive.
Visit Susan Elia MacNeal's website.

My Book, The Movie: The Prisoner in the Castle.

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--Marshal Zeringue