Monday, July 12, 2010

What is Meg Gardiner reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Meg Gardiner, author of the Jo Beckett thrillers -- The Dirty Secrets Club, The Memory Collector, and the newly released The Liar's Lullaby.

Her entry begins:
The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, shocked and gripped me. Lewis’s account of the crash of the mortgage bond market—which led to the near-collapse of the U.S. financial system—is clear, compelling, and full of intensely drawn characters. The book discusses arcane securities such as credit default swaps, yet I was flipping the pages to find out what happened next. And yes, nearly everybody on Wall Street who jumped into the subprime mortgage market became so greedy that it made them stupid. And they...[read on]
Among the praise for The Liar's Lullaby and the Jo Beckett series:
"Breathless suspense, slick plotting, and a cast of compelling characters make this a solid addition to Edgar winner Gardiner’s dossier of superlative thrillers with appeal both for pure suspense fans and those who favor well-delineated characters."
--Booklist, starred review

"If you read Sue Grafton, Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, Michael Connelly, or Nelson DeMille, you're going to think Meg Gardiner is a gift from heaven."
--Stephen King

"Gardiner makes every one of her characters leap alive off the page, and I personally am in love with the most compelling of them all, Jo Beckett."
--Jeffery Deaver
The Page 69 Test: The Dirty Secrets Club.

The Page 69 Test: The Memory Collector.

Learn more about the author and her work at Meg Gardiner's website and blog.

Writers Read: Meg Gardiner.

--Marshal Zeringue