I love a good thriller and I’d like to thank Midas PR for inviting me to be part of the UK launch celebrations for A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni. I have A Steep Price very firmly on my TBR and have been hearing wonderful things about it so I am delighted to hear from the author himself as Robert has agreed to stay in with me today to chat all about A Steep Price.
Staying in with Robert Dugoni
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Robert. Thank you so much for agreeing to stay in with me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve chosen A Steep Price. It’s my latest Tracy Crosswhite Novel, the sixth in the series, and I’m always most excited about my latest.
(And blog readers will find all your Tracy Crosswhite books here.)
What can we expect from an evening in with A Steep Price?
Hopefully you’ll become so engrossed in a mystery and suspense novel that you’ll forget to cook dinner, forget to eat, forget to do the laundry, and refuse to go to sleep until the very last page. When you close the book, my hope is you will think of the characters as friends and family, which you might need because your real family and friends won’t be happy you ignored them!
(Oh! I really like the sound of this one. I’m having a special reading month in August when I intend to read exactly what I choose and A Steep Price is going straight on that pile of books!)
Beyond that, I hope you’re motivated to find out what happens next, and if you haven’t read the earlier books in the series that you’ll be persuaded to go back and find what you missed.
(I have a feeling I just might…)
What else have you brought along and why?
I brought the notes I took after I got out of the cab taking me from SFO to my mother’s house. The cab driver was east Indian and we got to talking. He’d just been married and said it was an arranged marriage, that he’d only met his bride twice before they were married. I asked him if it was scary to marry someone he barely knew, and he said that his parents were the product of an arranged marriage and had been married for thirty years. He also said that arranged marriages had a lower percentage of divorce than traditional western marriages. I found the whole thing fascinating and when I got out of the cab I took my notepad and wrote down the entire conversation. That became the idea for A Steep Price.
(I love the idea that a chance conversation has become an entire novel Robert. I think that’s what sets authors apart from the rest of us – they are like magpies and see the potential in all kinds of places.)
Thank you so much for staying in with me to discuss A Steep Price Robert. I’ve been hearing such good things from the other bloggers on this tour and I am really looking forward to reading it.
A Steep Price
Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.
A Steep Price is available for purchase here.
About Robert Dugoni
Robert Dugoni is the No. 1 Kindle bestselling and No. 1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, including My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing, The Trapped Girl, and Close to Home.
His books with Amazon Publishing have reached more than 3 million readers through print sales and digital downloads, and have twice been nominated for the International Thriller Award. He is also the author of the Edgar Award–nominated The 7th Canon; the New York Times bestselling David Sloane series, which includes The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction; the stand-alone novel Damage Control; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year selection.
Robert Dugoni is a two-time nominee for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction and the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for fiction.
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