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About April Henry
When I was 11, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He took it to lunch and showed it to the editor of a British children's magazine - and she asked to publish the story! (For no money, which might have been a warning about how hard it is to make a living writing.)
My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years - when I wrote a book a year, worked full time, and had a baby - are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 26 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have been on the New York Times bestseller list, won the Anthony Award, gotten starred reviews, been chosen for IndieNext, translated into eight languages and won awards in a dozen states.
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"YOU ARE INVITED TO THE MINOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 REUNION... BE THERE OR BE SQUARE." When Claire Montrose first reads the invitation, she reacts with a grimace (who wouldn't?). But while some things have changed since 1979, Claire, the curious, self-conscious heroine of April Henry's previous Circles of Confusion and Square in the Face, is still tall, thin, smart, and young-looking for her years. Deciding to flaunt the traits that kept her low on the high school social pecking order 20 years ago--and also show off her gorgeous Manhattan art curator boyfriend, Dante--Claire sends in her acceptance.
But the reunion weekend's first mystery crops up when Claire and Dante check in at Ye Olde Pioneer Village. Someone has left Claire a little heart-shaped box with a picture of her teenage self inside. And the first few drinks of the reunion icebreaker party have barely been downed when Cindy Sanchez, former head cheerleader and Minor High good-time girl, is found strangled in the parking lot, with another heart-shaped box in her hand.
A Portland mystery writer continues her rising career with an engaging tale set in motion when her irrepressible protagonist, Claire Montrose, discovers a diamond ring in a stone wall and sets in motion a hunt into its surprising history.
A fine addition to the Montrose saga: Claire remains cheerful and clever, and the City of Roses is winningly portrayed.
Henry's acclaimed Claire Montrose series continues with a mystery involving a 50-year-old death and a diamond ring. ... Danger increases in this no-holds-barred novel of suspense, as hate crimes abound, and friends of Charlie's from the time of Liz's death meet with critical injuries.
Cozy trappings, from Claire's ditzy mother's antics to developing romantic relationships, effectively contrast with chilling glimpses of Charlie's concentration camp days and interludes of seemingly unrelated modern-day hate-crimes in Portland. A vivid cast of elderly characters, including Frank, whose newfound popularity can be traced to his ability to drive at night, and Nova, who continues to live as recklessly as ever, will especially please senior fans.
A solid entry in a solid series.
A warm prize for a chilly day.
Lis Wiehl, corresponsal jurídica de Fox News legal y ex fiscal federal ha creado una novela de suspense que es tan oportuna como los titulares noticiosos.
Mientras estaba en casa pasando vacaciones navideñas, una asistente del Senado de 17 años saca a pasear a su perro y no vuelve más. La reportera Cassidy Shaw es la primera en dar la noticia. La resultante tormenta en los medios de comunicación rápidamente atrapa a la fiscal federal Allison Pierce y la agente especial del FBI Nicole Hedges. Las dos mujeres excepcionales son amigas de toda la vida de Cassidy. Al parecer la joven asistente estaba envuelta románticamente con un senador, el cual es ahora sospechoso de su desaparición.
Mientras las tres mujeres corren contra el tiempo para encontrar a la chica desaparecida, Cassidy, Allison y Nicole luchan por localizarla antes de que sea demasiado tarde. El incremento de su participación emocional en esta investigación saca a relucir sus propios demonios internos y enemigos externos.