Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Magination Press: My Singing Nana by Pat Mora, illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez


Flatiron Books: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


Book Review


The Shape of Night
by Tess Gerritsen
isbn: 9781984820952
Ballantine Books
October 1, 2019


an exclusive interview with bestselling author Tess Gerritsen  
 

Before a long string of medical thrillers and procedurals launched you to publishing and TV stardom, you honed your storytelling skills writing romantic thrillers for Harlequin and Harper. Would you consider THE SHAPE OF NIGHT a return to your writerly roots?

“I’ve never lost my love for that genre, which for a writer is a delicate balancing act between murder mystery and romance. I’ve wanted to dip my toes back in those waters, and THE SHAPE OF NIGHT gave me a chance to revisit the genre. My crime readers have come to expect a police procedural from me so they may be a bit startled, but there is a crime involved in this story. Instead of a story about detectives, THE SHAPE OF NIGHT has a heroine unlike any I’ve created before.”

Read the rest of the interview here.

 

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