Readers were first introduced to Bernadette Fox in 2012 with the publication of Maria Semple‘s novel, ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette?‘ Soon, an entirely different cross section of people will make her acquaintance when the projected movie is made and released to the public.
Pumped for Murder is number ten in the Dead-End Jobs mystery series by St. Louis native Elaine Viets.
Interestingly, Viets has worked many of those dead-end jobs featured in her mystery novels. She has labored as a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller and weed puller at 50 cents a bucket.
Being named an heir to half an estate in Archangel, California, should have sent Theresa ‘Tess’ Delaney, into a state of euphoria. Instead the 29-year-old provenance specialist ended up in the ER with shortness of breath, an elevated heart rate, disorientation, and blurred vision.
The Apple Orchard by historical and contemporary romance novelist, Susan Wiggs, is comprised of several subplots: the long-lost family, World War II flashbacks, saving the business along with a romance angle.
Downton Abbey fans, did you know that Julian Fellowes drew the character of Cora Crawley, played by Elizabeth McGovern, in part from the American heiress Mary Leiter? Through her marriage to George Curzon in 1895, the six-foot tall, statuesque, American beauty became Baroness Curzon of Kedleston and Vicereine of India.
When her youngest child entered Kindergarten Mary Ruth Kuczkir’s husband issued an ultimatum: Get off your butt and get a job!
Later, adopting the pen name of Fern Michaels, she ditched that husband and wrote 99 books, most of them New York Times Best Sellers.
In her own words: “Is Fern Michaels a great writer? No. She is however, one hell of a story teller. When people ask me what I do, I say, I scribble and tell stories”.