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Archives - July 2012

Author Talk: Tana French, author of Broken Harbor

Jul 26, 2012

In BROKEN HARBOR, the fourth novel in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, Detective Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy explores a murder mystery in an abandoned mansion outside Dublin, with clues that point in all directions. As the case becomes more and more tangled, his personal and professional lives become increasingly endangered. In this interview, French discusses her feelings about the problems facing Ireland, how difficult childhoods affect people later in life, and the ways in which mental illness permeates all of her characters.

Author Talk: Deborah Harkness, author of Shadow of Night

Jul 12, 2012

Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls trilogy phenomenon, continues her supernatural series with SHADOW OF NIGHT, which picks up where the first novel, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, left off. Diana and Matthew resume their search for the enchanted Ashmole 782 manuscript in Elizabethan England amidst a world of spies, deception and new perils. In this interview, Harkness expresses her surprise at the popularity of the series, talks about the traveling she did to gain insights into the settings she uses, and reveals her own discovery of a lost text while completing her dissertation.