Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is Rachel Brady reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Rachel Brady, author of Final Approach and Dead Lift.

Her entry begins:
Right now I’m reading Writing From the Inside Out, book for writers by Dennis Palumbo. Palumbo is a psychotherapist for creative people, many of whom are writers. He addresses the challenges many of us face (writer’s block, procrastination) within the context of what may be going on psychologically. Examples are given from his work and personal experiences, and I like the short, digestible chapters. I’d...[read on]
Among the early praise for Dead Lift:
"PI Richard Cole puts Emily Locke on a case that gives her a real workout in Brady's well-crafted second mystery to feature the 33-year-old single mom (after 2009's Final Approach). Brady's wry look at fashionista spa life and the spirited, down-to-earth Emily mark this as a series to watch."
Publishers Weekly

"Dead Lift goes down like a shot of something smooth and smoky. Rachel Brady's new book is even better than Final Approach, and Emily Locke is on her way to being one of PI fiction's most interesting detectives. I loved it, and Brady is here to stay."
—Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong

"Dead Lift has everything a mystery should have: a smart sleuth, a puzzling mystery, a vivid setting, and an exciting resolution. But what makes it special is the way real life--and real emotions--are blended into the story."
—Toni L.P. Kelner, award-winning author of the "Where are they now?" and Laura Fleming novels.

"A winner! Clever, contemporary, and oh-so-saavy—Emily Locke is genuinely charming! Her brains, her humor and her heart make Dead Lift another fast-paced page-turner."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Winning author of Prime Time
Learn more about the book and author at Rachel Brady's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Dead Lift.

Writers Read: Rachel Brady.

--Marshal Zeringue