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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Kathy Reichs, Hardcover Mysteries, and Louise Ellis
Monday night, Nov. 22, Investigation Discovery's latest episode of Hardcover Mysteries features Kathy Reichs and the story that inspired her first book, Deja Dead. This new episode debuts at 9 PM ET.
Louise Ellis was a Canadian journalist who disappeared on a weekend trip in 1995. The trip caught the attention of the media in Canada, particularly since Ellis was a journalist herself. When Ellis' husband, Brett Morgan, reported her missing, a friend found her locked and empty car. Suspects included Morgan, and Louise's ex-boyfriend, John, who she was planning to visit that weekend. But, where is Ellis' body?
Hardcover Mysteries presents viewers with a fascinating case, and allows authors to discuss the cases in relationship to their books. In this episode, writer and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs talks about her Bones series featuring Temperance Brennan, and the inspiration she drew from this case. Reichs said this case had the same twists and turns, along with false leads, that she tries to include for her sophisticated thriller readers. Reichs' numerous fans will be intrigued with her connection to this investigation, and her narration of this episode of Hardcover Mysteries. Discover the answer to this mystery on Monday, Nov. 22 at 9 PM.
Not only did Investigation Discovery give me the opportunity to preview this episode, they are also providing an autographed copy of Kathy Reichs' latest book, Spider Bones, for one lucky winner. To enter, email me at email@example.com. Your subject line should read "Win Spider Bones." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Nov. 25th at 6 p.m. MT. The winner will be selected by random number generator. I'll notify the winner, and the book will be sent to you by the publicist for Investigation Discovery.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
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