Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What is Lisa Black reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Lisa Black, author of Close to the Bone.

Her entry begins:
I recently read The Nanny Diaries. This is not my usual choice of reading material, due to its lack of murder victims and at least one car chase, but I did so in the name of Research. I intend to use a nanny as a character in an upcoming work, and, not having children, I needed some background. I found the book hugely entertaining and hilarious in her descriptions of the ultra rich, not to mention criminally entitled, echelon of New York.

The authors specify that this is a work of fiction, and I very much hope that is true, but it contained so much detail that it read like fact. It also seemed to lag a little bit whenever the story turned to her own life, though that may be just me. I felt the same way about...[read on]
About Close to the Bone, from the publisher:
Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean stumbles across a murder too close for comfort when she returns to the Medical Examiner's office to find one deskman missing and the other dead. Written in blood above the dead man's head is one word: 'Confess'. Theresa soon realizes she must solve a crime from the past, if she is to remain alive herself...
Learn more about the book and author at Lisa Black's website.

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