A Lot of Work for a Little Snow [GUEST POST]

Wintertime at the Monastery
Sometimes the smallest detail creates the largest amount of work for an author, like trying to pick the perfect time for a setting to have snow. E.M. Powell explains in this guest post regarding her new novel, The Monastery Murders. (Photo by Paul R. Robinson, Flickr)

Whenever we pick up a book by one of our favorite authors, we may not realize just how much research went into writing a certain character, choosing a setting, or crafting a particular scene, especially when the author does her job as seamlessly as historical mystery author, E.M. Powell. Reading her latest novel, The Monastery Murders, she excels at luring us into the story’s disarming setting and made us ask: How did holiday traditions differ way back in 1176 and how does she utilize these details to build suspense? Thankfully she explains in today’s guest post. Enjoy! —J&H

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James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]

Biohazard

An unknown disease quickly starts spreading throughout Cairo. Have the ten plagues of Moses started again? Find out in James Rollins’ new novel, The Seventh Plague. (Photo by Bill Dickinson, Flickr)

In the latest Sigma Force novel, The Seventh Plague, a threat born out of the ancient past threatens to destroy all of the world’s children and ultimately all of mankind forever. Blending biblical philosophies with modern day science, this promises to be one of the most riveting stories of James Rollins’ career.  Read more of this post