A few years ago at the London Book Fair I had the chance to hear Peter James speak. He’s a British author known for crime novels featuring Detective Roy Grace. According to James, crime novels show the best and worst of human nature. I found this idea interesting. But then he said something that took me by surprise. He claimed if Shakespeare were alive today, more than likely he’d write detective novels. I thought this was a bold assertion. He went on to explain that Shakespeare penned plays since during his day not many books were published for mass audiences and not a lot of people were literate. Plays were the writer’s best option to reach a large audience. However, today, books are plentiful and his options would have been wide open.
What do you think? If Shakespeare were alive today, would he write crime novels?
M. Pax has released a new book!
The Reader, The Rifters Book Three
I’ve read and enjoyed the first two books in the series. I’m halfway through The Reader and so far my report is: awesome! Can’t wait to finish it, so if it takes me longer than usual to return your visit, you know why. Blame Mary for writing such a cool and riveting story.
What’s it about?
With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.
While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.
The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.
Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.
Book 3 in the Rifter series.
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Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds, plus other novels and short stories. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide and has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock. Learn more at mpaxauthor.com.
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