Monday, September 19, 2011

What is Kelli Stanley reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Kelli Stanley, author of City of Secrets.

The entry begins:
I have a confession to make, and it’s a sad one.

I rarely get a chance to read for pleasure any more. Especially this year. Two book launches in one year is tough. Actually, one is tough and two are the equivalent of Lou Gossett, Jr.

On top of that—which is all good, more book launches mean more books published, which is, after all, the goal—on top of that, I’ve dealt with some personal stuff (like a home burglary). All in all, my life is compacted so tightly that I feel like one of those “socks in a pill” things that you dump in water during a sock emergency, only to find yourself the lucky owner of a pair of wearable (but wet) socks.

All this by way of saying that when I do read—which I do daily—it tends to be stuff I have to read. Mostly non-fiction research material for the book I’m working on (the third book in the Miranda Corbie series) or a novel another writer has asked me to blurb.

Today I’m reading a book called Secret Armies, by John L. Spivak.

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About City of Secrets, from the publisher:
When Pandora Blake is murdered at San Francisco's 1940 World Fair and her body marked with an anti-Semitic slur, Miranda is soon entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal that is only overshadowed by the threat of impending war. With a strong female protagonist more steel than silk and a mystery that will grip you until the last page, this sequel to the critically-acclaimed City of Dragons will appeal to fans of noir and historical mysteries.
Learn more about the novel and author at Kelli Stanley's website and blog.

The first book in Kelli Stanley's Miranda Corbie series, City of Dragons, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also named one of the 2010 Top Ten Mystery Thrillers by Oline Cogdill and one of the Top Ten Best Fiction by Bay Area Authors by the San Francisco Chronicle.

My Book, The Movie: Nox Dormienda.

The Page 69 Test: City of Dragons.

My Book, The Movie: City of Dragons.

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The Page 69 Test: The Curse-Maker.

My Book, The Movie: The Curse-Maker.

My Book, the Movie: City of Secrets.

The Page 69 Test: City of Secrets.

Writers Read: Kelli Stanley.

--Marshal Zeringue