Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pg. 69: Karen E. Olson's "Dead of the Day"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Karen E. Olson's Dead of the Day.

About the book, from the author's website:

April has hit New Haven, Connecticut, bringing with it something less fragrant than May flowers: An unidentified body in the harbor.

The strange fact that there were bee stings on the floater gives New Haven Herald police reporter Annie Seymour an intriguing excuse to put her profile of the new police chief on hold — although the piece does become a lot more interesting when the subject is gunned down.

And this is only the beginning of a killer expose. As she connects the dots between the John Doe, police chief, and the city’s struggling immigrant population, Annie draws a line between herself and someone who doesn’t want her to learn the truth … or live to report it.

Among the early praise for the novel:
"A delightful dance with the devil: dangerous, dark, romantic."
-- Reed Farrel Coleman

"Olson is the real thing...a natural storyteller with a lucid style and a wonderful sense of place."
--Laura Lippman

"Karen E. Olson knows this beat like the back of her hand. I really enjoyed Dead of the Day.”
--Michael Connelly

“Absolutely everything a first-rate crime novel should be.”
--Lee Child
Dead of the Day is the third Annie Seymour novel. Previous books in the series include Sacred Cows and Secondhand Smoke.

Read an excerpt from Dead of the Day and visit Karen E. Olson's website to learn more about her and her books.

And a film adaptation? See: My Book, The Movie: The "Annie Seymour" mysteries.

The Page 69 Test: Dead of the Day.

--Marshal Zeringue