Clea Simon is a Massachusetts-based writer, journalist and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms., Rolling Stone and Salon.com. She is the author of three nonfiction books, as well as the Theda Krakow mystery series and Dulcie Schwartz series. She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, the writer Jon S. Garelick, and their cat, Musetta. On an old estate along a quiet river in South India a family awaits the arrival of a granddaughter. When she fails to appear, and doesn’t even call, the family begins to worry. Anita Ray accompanies her Auntie Meena to comfort her cousin’s grandmother, and while there a maidservant falls into a trance. The maidservant reports that Devi, the Great Goddess is very angry. The Wrath of Shiva takes the reader into a little-known world in Kerala, South India, an old world of sacred groves and the gods who guard them, of devotees who accept divine possession and the exorcists who would cure them, and of the treasures that lie scattered across the Indian landscape and those who would claim them.
Susan Oleksiw is the author of the Mellingham Mystery series featuring Chief of Police Joe Silva. The first in the series, Murder in Mellingham, was followed by Double Take, Family Album, Friends and Enemies, and A Murderous Innocence. She introduced a new series featuring Indian-American amateur sleuth Anita Ray in "A Murder Made in India," a short story in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. The first novel featuring Anita Ray is Under the Eye of Kali. Susan’s first publication in the mystery field was A Reader’s Guide to the Classic British Mystery, the first in a series of six readers’ guides for which she is editor. She has been reviewing crime fiction for over twelve years with the Drood Review of Mystery and other magazines. World of Mirrors is set on an island off the Baltic coast in the former DDR, and the year is 1990, the "time of the turn." The Berlin wall has crumbled, but Germany is not yet reunified. Against the seductive decadence of an old resort with its classic sailboats, nude beaches and crumbling casinos, Zara Gray, a consultant to high tech firms, and T.K. Drummond, a man who finds people and fixes situations, must track down an American software thief before he can fence a stolen copy of his company’s bleeding-edge new software.
Judith Copek has worked in information systems for twenty years, a survivor of Dilbert-like re-engineering projects, 3:00 a.m. computer program crashes and the Millennium Bug. In her writing, she likes to put a literary spin on technology, honing in on technology’s humor and quirkiness along with its scary aspects.
Advice and Consent is the third book in the Rebecca Tameron Mystery Series, following Confidential Communications and Dishonored in the tradition of legal thrillers.
United States Supreme Court Justice Sean McNaught, the crucial swing vote on a divided court, has decided to retire. It is up to President James Cotson to find his replacement. The President’s search is plagued with problems as his first two nominees are rejected. Worse, a wave of terrorist attacks targeting Supreme Court Justices and members of Congress shock the nation. During this national crisis, 13-year-old Angelica Hernandez sits in the courtroom of Judge Rebecca Tameron in the Federal District Court of Vermont, waiting for the sentencing of Gedof Maradon, the man who brutally attacked her. Maradon fails to appear at his sentencing, and Angelica, who knows more about his crimes than she has told, is in grave danger.
Reardon’s latest thriller once again sends Rebecca up and down the East Coast, this time in a desperate attempt to protect an innocent young girl as well as the lives of the country’s highest officials. How can she protect Angelica? What secrets does Angelica know? More importantly, how can Rebecca possibly protect anyone when her own family is in danger?
Boston native, Suffolk University Law School alum, and former partner of Saltzman & McNaught, LLP, J.R. Reardon has practiced in many areas including civil and criminal litigation. She has taught insurance law with her father and is published in the Suffolk University Law Review. Reardon is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. After living in the Washington, D.C. area for 7 years, Reardon has returned with her family to the Boston area where she is working more regularly in her legal practice as well as continuing her new role as mystery author. Moderator Edith Maxwell is the author of two mystery series. The latest in the Local Foods series, A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die, will be released in 2013. As Tace Baker, she is the author of Speaking of Murder, coming out later this year.
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