Fri, 15 June 2007
P.J. Parrish is the penname under which sisters Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols work their magic. Together they have written seven Louis Kincaid mysteries, and garnered the same number of major literary award nominations. On June 15 they join Clute and Edwards to discuss their latest release A THOUSAND BONES, which focuses on the dark past of Kincaid's lover--female Homicide detective Joe Frye. While the novel is a superlative work of suspense, most notably in its taut pacing and creation of a truly terrifying villain, it is also a poignant character study and the story of a place--as reminiscent of novels by Thompson, or even Faulkner, as it is of other great psychological thrillers. Kristy and Kelly candidly discuss the challenges they faced while writing this book, but also such topics as the history of their writing partnership, the craft of writing, and the many steps aspiring authors can take to improve their prose and their chances of getting published. This podcast is brought to you Clute and Edwards of www.noircast.net. To leave a comment on this episode, or make a donation to the podcast, please visit "Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed" at btbm.libsyn.com.