Jordan Rich of WBZ iHeart Radio has reviewed Deep Secrets. He says: “If you love reading solid mysteries with a heroine you can identify with, then look no further than novelist P.K. Norton. ‘Deep Secrets’ is her latest installment featuring intrepid insurance investigator Amy Lynch. Amy is no ordinary sleuth and the mystery set in and around Cape Cod will keep you guessing to the end!”
Kirkus has reviewed Deep Secrets, the third installment in the Amy Lynch Investigations. They said: “Norton draws on her experience working in the insurance to good effect in this latest series outing. … (She) manages to make insurance-related details as compelling as evidence collection in a conventional murder mystery. The plot is well-paced, the characters well-drawn … The protagonist’s clear sense of purpose helps her stand up to much larger men (she’s only 4 feet, 11 inches tall) … Her intelligence, determination and compassion help to round out her character. She may be hard-nosed, but she’s not hard-boiled. An entertaining, well-plotted mystery that offers good characterization and unexpected twists and turns.”
Deep Secrets will be available as of August 1.
I spent a fun weekend at the New England Crime Bake, the annual convention for Sisters in Crime. Mystery writers are a quirky lot – many interesting characters. Foremost among them was the guest speaker Walter Mosely. Very interesting guy. I can’t wait to check out his books.
Here is the link to my recent interview on Be My Guest:
James A. Cox, Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Bookwatch, has recently reviewed Dead Drop, the second book in the Amy Lynch Investigation series. He says: Another riveting read from a true master of the genre, “Dead Drop” showcases P. K. Norton’s genuine flair for narrative driven storytelling with more twists and turns than a carnival roller coaster. While unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs that “Dead Drop” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $5.95).
August was an interesting month for me. I attended the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference, which is always a fun time. My favorite part this year was the class given by the Medical Examiner for the state of Connecticut. I learned some interesting things: 1) You cannot bury a body with a bullet in it. You need to remove all bullets or shrapnel prior to burial. 2) If you shoot somebody, wash your hands asap. That removes enough gun shot residue that it can’t be used as evidence against you. 3) The Medical Examiner may boil body parts in a crockpot in order to examine bones for trauma. 4) Maggots make a sound similar to Rice Krispies. Yikes! 5) At least in Connecticut, policemen need to buy their own bullets. This is a good way to reduce police shootings. I don’t know about other states.
Listen to a taped review of Dead Drop below.
Dead Drop, the second book in the Amy Lynch Investigations, is currently undergoing final editing. It should be ready for release sometime this spring. The most fun part of this process is designing the cover. I believe this one will contain both the Eiffel Tower and a B-17.
I was recently interviewed on WATD 95.9 FM radio.
I spent a fun weekend at the New England Crime Bake, the annual conference of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Saw some old friends, met a few new ones. So many of the people there have written 30 books or more. I have a lot of catching up to do. Working hard to get Dead Drop ready to go.
Sat in on a panel discussion on turning books into movies. Heard that if a story takes place in Boston they usually film it in New Orleans. Who knew?