Friday, April 25, 2008

Pg. 69: Michael Allen Dymmoch's "M.I.A."

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Michael Allen Dymmoch's M.I.A..

About the book, from the author's website:
The accidental death of Mickey Fahey leaves his wife Rhiann paralyzed by grief, his stepson Jimmy cutting school and drinking. The widow's problems are compounded by the unwanted advances of her dead husband's friend.

Rhiann does her best to cope, going back to work, dealing patiently with her son's misbehavior, telling Rory Sinter she's not interested.

A mysterious stranger moves in next door. John Devlin offers Rhiann beer and sympathy, and gives Jimmy a job.

When Sinter tries to discredit John, then beat him to death, Rhiann comes to John's rescue. But she discovers her perfect neighbor isn't what he'd seemed.

Which leads Rhiann to investigate. And to see John in a different light altogether.

This is a story of violent men and violent passions, of missing friends, of loss and discovery. A love story.
Read an excerpt from M.I.A., and learn more about the author and her work at Michael Allen Dymmoch's website.

Check out Dymmoch's "Graphic Sex" post at The Outfit, in which she writes: "I recall graphic sex scenes from several mystery novels—don’t remember the plots or how the stories came out—but I remember that the sex stood out. (Having said that, I’ll admit to putting fairly graphic foreplay in my upcoming novel, M.I.A. — which I hope doesn’t stop the action.)"

Michael Allen Dymmoch has served as President and Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and as newsletter editor for the Chicagoland Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Her books include Death In West Wheeling and White Tiger.

The Page 69 Test: White Tiger.

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--Marshal Zeringue