Tag: writer

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

I am really getting into these English translations. As with The First Prehistoric Serial Killer by Teresa Solana, The Perfect Nanny was originally written in another language. In this case, French rather than Spanish. The author is Moroccan born but Parisian living, Leila Slimani. She won France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt for this…

By C.S. O'Cinneide March 25, 2019 0

Interview with Mary Lou Dickinson

Mary Lou Dickinson has published four books, One Day it Happens, a collection of short stories, and three novels, Ile D’Or, Would I lie to You, and most recently The White Ribbon Man, a murder mystery set in downtown Toronto at a 171-year-old church hidden behind the Eaton Centre. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary periodicals over the…

By C.S. O'Cinneide October 16, 2018 0

Review: Field of Blood – Denise Mina

I love Denise Mina. Nobody does down and dirty Glasgow like she does. She makes Scotland into this wildly dangerous and exotic playground for criminals that barely manages to control itself enough for the trains to run. I am travelling there on holidays this fall and fully expect to be stabbed with the blowstick of…

By C.S. O'Cinneide October 1, 2018 3

Book Review: Death Flight by Melissa Yi

“My cochlea vibrates for thee.” Only a real doctor and romantic could coin such a phrase. And Melissa Yi is both. Her bad guy busting medical resident and possible avatar, Dr. Hope Sze, takes to the not-so-friendly skies in Death Flight, the sixth book in her popular thriller series. Hope still can’t decide between Ryan…

By C.S. O'Cinneide September 10, 2018 4

Interview with R.M. Greenaway

BIO RM Greenaway began writing crime fiction some years ago, while northbound on the Greyhound. Work as a court reporter in the remoter parts of BC often took her on the road. Usually she got around by car, but the occasional blizzard would force her onto the bus. Which was good, as being a passenger…

By C.S. O'Cinneide August 27, 2018 2

Interview with Melissa Yi

Melissa Yi is an emergency physician and award-winning writer. The Globe and Mail recently recommended HUMAN REMAINS as one of the best Canadian suspense novels, and she has also been recognized by CBC’s The Current and The Next Chapter. Publishers Weekly hailed her work as “impressive” and “moving.” Yi was recently a finalist for the…

By C.S. O'Cinneide May 28, 2018 2