Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What is Diane A.S. Stuckart reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Diane A.S. Stuckart, author of the Leonardo da Vinci mystery series published by Berkley Prime Crime.

Part of her entry:
I read recently and thoroughly enjoyed ... Robert Fate's Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues, his follow-up to Baby Shark. Being from Dallas, I immediately felt at home in the world of Kristin Van Dijk--a.k.a. Baby Shark--and her various colorful colleagues and adversaries who've staked out the plains of North Texas as their stomping grounds. This time around, Kristin (who is now officially a private investigator) and her mentor/colleague Otis are trying to track down a missing oil heiress. Just as there's nothing subtle about their methods--bullets fly, knives slash, bodies fall--Fate's story-telling is equally no holds barred. It's nice to see a butt-kicking female protagonist who can always get the job done, but who realistically collects her share of physical and psychological scars each...[read on]
Visit Diane A.S. Stuckart's website, and learn more about her brand new novel, A Bolt from the Blue, the 3rd Leonardo da Vinci mystery.

Among the praise for the Leonardo da Vinci mysteries:
"...Highly recommended."
--Library Journal (starred review), on Portrait of a Lady

"[A] mesmerizing plot...that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next volume." --Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Queen's Gambit
View the video trailers for A Bolt from the Blue and Portrait of a Lady.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Diane Stuckart & Ranger, Delta, Oliver and Paprika.

Writers Read: Diane A.S. Stuckart.

--Marshal Zeringue