Lisa Fernow
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Ithaca, NY
About Me:
I grew up reading mysteries from the golden age and have just finished my first tango mystery. Only 12 drafts, ha.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Alan Furst, Ngaio Marsh, The Black Camel by Earl Derr Biggers, Graham Greene, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, to name a few.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
James Bond (I must have a case of arrested development but at least it's my case of arrested development), the Jesse Stone series, anything to do with spies and intrigue.

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Tango mystery Dead on Her Feet, published by Booktrope

I'm very excited to announce the release of Dead on Her Feet.  Some of you know I've been working on this for a verrry long time, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for your support!

Publisher's blurb: 

"For those who dedicate their lives to "chasing the ghost," searching for that elusive moment of perfect connection on the dance floor, tango is a drug.

A drug that proves fatal.

When a much-hated member of the Atlanta tango community is stabbed…


Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:35am — 1 Comment

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At 4:56am on April 20, 2014, Adam Eisenberg said…

Lisa, congratulations on your new book!  Regarding McKee's take on Casablanca, I'm familiar with his work but haven't read his analysis on that film.  I'll have to go searching....


At 5:45am on April 18, 2014, Karen Anderson said…

Hi Lisa, I think I've accepted your friend request. Yes, I'm a huge Nero Wolfe fan. Thought the TV show was scarily accurate. Are there any Nero conventions? Fanfic?

Have to admit, after years of working in mystery (as a reviewer) I'm now mostly in science fiction (as a writer). But am now looking to try to place a mystery novella. There just aren't as many venues in mystery as SF, though.

Karen, in Ballard.

At 5:17am on July 20, 2010, Jim Thomsen said…
Lisa, I have no up-close-and-personal experiences with meth, but I can recommend a novel to you that should help authenticate your writing about that drug: "The King Of Methlehem," by Mark Lindquist. Lindquist is now the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, and his novel was borne of his experience prosecuting lowlifes for several years. It really is an inside-out look at meth and the trade.

Also, if you have Netflix, watch the TV series "Breaking Bad," about a high school teacher who joins forces with a former student to cook and sell meth. That's another show that knows its subject well ... and is entertaining as hell to boot.
At 11:02pm on December 12, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my blog entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at:
At 1:20pm on November 2, 2009, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Lisa,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Crimespace!
At 2:01pm on July 19, 2009, Morgan Mandel said…
I think there's room for girl and guy thrillers. Women tend to bring more insights and tap on more emotions, which can make their novels just as scary or more than men's. Guys do like the action and the techie stuff and the chases. Those are fine in their own right. To each his/her own.
Morgan Mandel
At 1:50am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Lisa, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

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.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 11:44pm on July 16, 2009, Morgan Mandel said…
I'm most comfortable with combining romance and thriller/mystery, although my work in progress, when I get a chance to finish it, is straight thriller. I love to read both genres and my taste in movies is the same way.
What about you?
Morgan Mandel
At 8:19am on July 11, 2009, Kris Neri said…
Thanks for the friend-invite, Lisa.

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