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Fresh Pick | LOCKED IN by Marcia Muller
Fresh Pick / October 13, 2010

Sharon McCone #26October 2010 On Sale: October 1, 2010 Featuring: Sharon McCone 352 pages ISBN: 0446400491 EAN: 9780446400497 Mass Market Paperback (reprint) $7.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at A 2010 Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel. The Barry and Macavity Awards will be announced at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2010 in San Francisco. Locked In by Marcia Muller Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. As she lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body’s prison, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason she was attacked. Meanwhile, Sharon becomes an incapacitated detective, evaluating the clues from her staff’s separate investigations and discovering unsettling truths that could put her life in jeopardy again. But as the case draws to a shocking conclusion, her husband, Hy, threatens to return to his own violent past–and exact fatal vengeance on Sharon’s would-be killer. Excerpt Monday, JULY 7 SHARON MCCONE A typical July night in San Francisco. Mist swirling off the bay, a foghorn bellowing every thirty seconds…

OLIVIA CUNNING | Writing About Rock Stars is Like Herding Cats
Author Guest / October 13, 2010

When I first started writing Backstage Pass, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Yes, I knew the book would be about a smokin’ hot love affair between a sexy, albeit romantic rock guitarist (Brian Sinclair) and a professor who appeared stuffy on the outside but was a raging inferno of sexuality on the inside (Myrna Evans). When I least expected it, these four other guys showed up. They happen to be Brian Sinclair’s band mates, who make up the rest of his band, Sinners. I thought they were perfectly harmless. Just some secondary characters to progress the story. Boy, was I in for a surprise! I never expected them to take over in the first chapter. Don’t get me wrong. I love the guys in Sinners. All five of them. It’s just that writing about them is like herding cats. None of them pay any attention to what I say. They do exactly what they want, when they want to do it, and couldn’t care less about my plot. Behind door number two, we have Sed Lionheart, the lead singer. He has a collection of groupies he uses without apology and hides behind a façade of…