Sunday, September 26, 2010

What is Lisa Black reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Lisa Black, author of the recently released Trail of Blood, which involves the real-life Torso Killer who terrorized Cleveland during the dark days of the Great Depression.

Her entry begins:
Believe it or not, since getting my own books published my own reading dropped off. I have not yet quit the day job at the police department, so time is always at a premium. Then last year I was randomly chosen from the International Thriller Writers ranks to be a judge for the best novel category. I had to read 22 books in the last quarter of 2009 and another 18 in the first quarter of 2010. In other words I had to make time. (I did that by pointing out to myself that much of the stuff on TV is not worth that hour of my life and by switching from the treadmill to the exercise bike at lunchtime. Helped my knees, too.)

This helped me to re-discover...[read on]
Among the early praise for Trail of Blood:
“Fans of the forensic mysteries 'CSI' TV series and Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta novels will enjoy the emphasis on evidence. An amazing read that rivals…the best of the genre.”
—Associated Press

"Lisa Black wows us with another tense and unputdownable thriller. She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around."
—Tess Gerritsen

"Lisa Black writes with immediacy and unmatched authenticity, and Trail of Blood is a terrific story, too -- her best yet!"
—Jeff Lindsay, NYT bestselling author of Dexter is Delicious
View the video trailer for Trail of Blood, learn more about the book and author at Lisa Black's website.

My Book, The Movie: Trail of Blood.

The Page 69 Test: Trail of Blood.

Writers Read: Lisa Black.

--Marshal Zeringue