I grew up in the tiny town of Butler, AL in Choctaw County. I attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where I got a BA in Anthropology and minors in History and English. I worked at the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama for over 7 years, then, I was offered the job of director at my hometown public library. When I catch my breath, I'm going to finish my Masters in Library and Information Studies and maybe even write an historical mystery. We'll see! I love to travel, study archaeology, ethnohistory, history, film, and so many other things.
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, In the Woods by Tana French, Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski, Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Elizabeth Peters, Aaron Elkins, Anne Perry, Stephanie Barron, Steven Saylor, Fiona Buckley, Agatha Christie, Ariana Franklin, Suzanne Arruda, Barbara Cleverly, Joan Hess, Lyn Hamilton, Nevada Barr, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Victoria Thompson, Rhys Bowen, M.M. Kaye, Mark Twain, Gregory Maguire, Jane Austen, historical non-fiction, biography, ethnohistory, and on and on...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Favorite Directors: Alfred Hitchcok, Preston Sturges, Stanley Donen, Howard Hawks, George Cukor, George Stevens, Billy Wilder, Leo McCarey, Frank Capra, Mark Sandrich, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, Robert Siodmak, Ernst Lubitsch, Cecil B. DeMille, William Wyler, Coen brothers, Steven Soderbergh, Gillian Armstrong, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Anthony Minghella
Favorite TV Shows: Lost, Bones, Criminal Minds, Ugly Betty, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Antiques Roadshow, Cities of the Underworld, NCIS, The Mentalist, I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Alias, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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hi Ashley: sorry it took so long for me to reply to your comment, frankly I stink at remembering to check the site for comments. So glad to know you like the Jade series. The fourth and fifth are both out, and the sixth one comes out sometime in September. Suzanne
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The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.