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Interview: Joshua Moehling, author of And There He Kept Her

Jun 22, 2022

When two teenagers break into a house on a remote lake in search of prescription drugs, what starts as a simple burglary turns into a nightmare for all involved. That’s the intriguing premise of Joshua Moehling’s debut novel, AND THERE HE KEPT HER, a thrilling page-turner that introduces readers to a complicated new hero and forces us to consider the true nature of evil. In this interview conducted by Bookreporter reviewer Ray Palen, Moehling talks about his inspiration for the book, his decision to set the story in a small town, some of his favorite mystery/thriller authors, and his future writing plans.

Interview: Richard O'Rawe, author of Goering's Gold: A Ructions O'Hare Novel

Jun 2, 2022

Richard O’Rawe follows up his debut novel, NORTHERN HEIST, with the newly released GOERING’S GOLD. Based on one of history's greatest unsolved heists, this thrilling sequel pits ex-IRA soldier Ructions O'Hare against the IRA, Interpol and neo-Nazis. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, O’Rawe talks about his decision to make Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering the subject of his second book, why it’s so important to have patience during the writing process, and who he would like to see play Ructions in a potential film or television adaptation of GOERING’S GOLD.

Interview: Jeffrey Siger, author of One Last Chance: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Apr 14, 2022

ONE LAST CHANCE is the 12th installment in Jeffrey Siger’s mystery series starring Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis. It’s set upon the mountainous rugged Greek island of Ikaria, against its storied past of exploitation, exiles and lives spent in hiding from conquerors, slavers and pirates, and its current worldwide reputation for the longevity of its people. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, Siger explains why he chose Ikaria as the setting for his latest book, names the one character whose development throughout the course of the series has been the most unexpected for him, and discusses his latest project, which is a huge departure from his Kaldis novels.

Author Talk: Karen White, author of The Shop on Royal Street

Mar 31, 2022

THE SHOP ON ROYAL STREET is the opening installment in a spin-off series of Karen White’s New York Times bestselling Tradd Street novels. It stars Nola Trenholm, who is hopeful for a fresh start in New Orleans. But she must deal with ghosts from her past, as well as new ones. In this interview, White talks about why she decided to tell this story from Nola’s point of view, her “research” trip to the Big Easy (it was a tough job, but someone had to do it!), and some aspects of the new series that she thinks Tradd Street fans will love --- including several cameo appearances and the surprising reappearance of a character brought back into Nola’s life due to reader demand.

Interview: Joel Agee, author of The Stone World

Mar 3, 2022

Joel Agee, the son of acclaimed author James Agee, makes his fiction debut with THE STONE WORLD. This haunting novel depicts an American boy’s childhood in Mexico, ensconced in a world comprised of communist European exiles, local union activists, street children and avant-garde artists like Frida Kahlo. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, Agee talks about his six-year-old protagonist, Peter Vogelsang, and how he imagined him; why it took nearly 15 years for the book to get published; and the importance of revising and rewriting to ensure that your work is truly “complete.”