Kissin’ Don’t Kill…
I can’t wait to read more from Catriona McPherson!! Don’t miss out on Killer Nashville – is so much fun! This is absolutely one of my favorites in the set.
An Interview With Catriona McPherson:
I LOVED the intro to Kissin’ Don’t Kill. How do you manage to keep up the humor while making your work suspenseful?
Thank you! I do think about bad taste sometimes (then I usually just go ahead anyway).
But I don’t think humour and suspense are an odd combination actually. Making someone jump and drop her knitting feels quite similar to making someone laugh – in both cases you’re getting a really visceral response. A solemn tone feels much more jarring to me in the suspense or thriller genre. In fact, if the tone gets too sombre I tend to laugh anyway. I’m too ashamed to name the po-faced books that have cracked me up so let me just say that I still remember watching Die Hard the first time and deciding I liked action-adventure after all. (But remember the last one? Die Hard XI: Decomposing – no humour at all and that made the action much less interesting.)
What is it you loved most about creating a work for Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded?
“Cold-Blooded” as an after-the-colon descriptor gave lots of scope to create unsympathetic characters. That’s the joy of a short story: people you might not want to spend three hundred pages of a novel with are fine company for a page or two. Also, I’m still new enough in this country to be enchanted by the very thought of Nashville. When I was at Killer Nashville and bunked off to the Country Music Hall of Fame, I had a definite “how is this my life?” moment.
Which of your books is your favorite and why?
Oy oy oy. Can I have two? I’ve got a soft spot for DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS, where my posh detective goes undercover as a servant during the general strike of 1926. I’m massively unposh and it was the first time I’d set one of the series amongst my people – the scullery maids and bootboys. But also THE DAY SHE DIED. I hadn’t written wee kids before and it was great to find out from readers that I’d managed to make under-fives into distinct and engaging characters. And I had a lot of fun with the protagonist’s toxic mother. Nuance is all very well but sometimes there’s nothing like a good baddie.
Catriona McPherson writes the Agatha, Macavity, and Bruce-Alexander winning “Dandy Gilver” detective series, set in her native Scotland in the 1920s. In 2013 she started a strand of darker (that’s not difficult) standalones. The first,As She Left It, won an Anthony award and the IndieFab Gold for Mystery.The Day She Diedwas shortlisted for an Edgar. Catriona immigrated to America in 2010, and lives in northern California with a black cat and a scientist. She is proud to have served as the 2015 president of Sisters in Crime.
More About Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded:
Featuring stories by: Donald Bain, Robert Dugoni, Jefferson Bass, Mary Burton, Jonathan Stone, Steven James, Maggie Toussaint, Clay Stafford, Heywood Gould, Jaden Terrell, and more…
Every year, some of the biggest names in the thriller world converge in Tennessee for the Killer Nashville conference, an event where stars of the genre rub elbows with their most devoted fans, where the bestsellers of tomorrow pick up tricks of the trade, and where some of the best writers of today swap dark tales of good deals gone bad, rights made wrong, and murder in all shades…
This collection of new stories features some of the biggest names in suspense, from bestsellers to ferociously talented newcomers. Grouped around the classic theme of murder, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED is a first-class collection and a must-have for fans of the genre.
More About Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded:
|The Authors:||C. Hope Clark, Maggie Toussaint, Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Catriona Mcpherson, Blake Fontenay, DACO, Jeffery Deaver, Jaden Terrell, Paula Gail Benson, Robert Dugoni, Steven James, Jefferson Bass, Jonathan Stone, Jon Jefferson, Donald Bain, Clay Stafford, Eyre Price, Heywood Gould, Anne Perry, Mary Burton, Baron R. Birtcher|
|Source:||Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours via NetGalley|
|Publisher & Date:||Diversion Publishing, Oct 27, 2015|
|ISBN:||1626818789 (ISBN13: 9781626818781)|
This is a giveaway hosted by Diversion Books for Clay Stafford & the Killer Nashville team. There will be 8 winners for this tour. The winner will receive 1 eBook copy of Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded. This giveaway is for US residents only. The giveaway begins on November 1st, 2015 and runs through November 30th, 2015.
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