Listening To Books Is Fun

I wrote an article last month for www.MysteryPeople.com about some British actresses who came to Hollywood for film work and found themselves also narrating audiobooks. Here are their stories: Listened to a great mystery lately? Almost one and a half billion audiobooks in all genres were sold last year, according to the Audio Publishers Association, a U.S. not-for- profit organization. The number represents a 20% increase over the previous year and the surge shows no signs of stopping. The growth, points out Jessica Kaye who recently moderated a panel of audiobook narrators at a Mystery Writers of...

Tosca Goes Hollywood

Tosca Trevant, star and amateur sleuth of the books, DIGGING TOO DEEP and DIGGING UP THE DEAD, visits the Woman’s Club of Hollywood on Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Her creator, author Jill Amadio, is a panelist at the monthly meeting of the club. The theme is “Ladies Who Murder” and includes Linda O. Johnston and Diane Vallere as fellow crime...

Fish Out of Water!

Do I really feel like a fish out of water? Attendees of Malice Domestic writers conference April 29-May 1 in Bethesda, MD will find out when, as a panelist, I’ll talk about immigrating to America and the slight culture shock I experienced. So does my amateur sleuth, Tosca Trevant, in my second book in the series, “Digging Up the Dead.” We are both from St. Ives, Cornwall, and we both bemoan the lack of rain in Southern California, as well as the shocking lack of corner teashops. I have assimilated quite well, I believe, but Tosca still grumbles about not needing to carry her brolly...

Digging Up The Dead – Review

Ever since a royal scandal caused gossip reporter Tosca Trevant to get booted out of London, she has been scrambling to discover the investigative story that will get her assigned to a more legitimate British news outlet. A huge fan of classical noir mysteries, Tosca is thrilled to discover that California’s Isabel Island, where she is temporarily living with her professional race car driving daughter, is also the home of the granddaughter of one of Tosca’s favorite authors. Karma Sanderson is hosting a party commemorating the forty-third anniversary of the death of Fuller Sanderson, and Tosca is...

How Famous Author Anne Perry Lives Car-less in Los Angeles

  Living car-less in car-crazy Los Angeles is a challenge few Southern Californians would ever consider confronting, despite constantly clogged streets and highways. Living car-less here takes guts, patience, fortitude, great determination and a blithe confidence that things will work out. Anne Perry has all of these attributes and knows she will always get where she needs to go. She has no qualms about taking public transportation if necessary although bus routes barely exist in some neighborhoods, and she appears to relish the freedom from worrying about finding a rare parking spot, and the...

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