Most writers of crime fiction would give a royal ransom to create a character that the public love, book after book. Such success can have a flip-side of course, particularly if the author wants to move away from readers have come to expect and are comfortable with. Some take dramatic action, such as Arthur Conan Doyle who killed off his beloved hero, only to resurrect him when the howls of protest began to ring in his ears. In more recent times, Graham Hurley made his lovely, introspective, bird-watching copper Joe Faraday take an overdose.
Fans of Kathy Reichs and Dr Tempe Brennan will be relieved that Dr Brennan is merely resting, and will be intrigued by the new girl on the block, PI Sunnie Night. Sunnie – which is short for Sunday, by the way – has a seriously traumatic back story which includes physical and mental scars inflicted while in the military.
The snappy blurb asks,
“Can a woman with a dangerous past find a girl with no future?”
You will be able to judge for yourselves in June when the book will be available in the usual formats. As always, you can pre-order by following this link.