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Fresh Pick | PLAY DEAD by Harlan Coben
Fresh Pick / December 14, 2010

October 2010 On Sale: September 28, 2010 Featuring: David Baskin; Laura Ayers 560 pages ISBN: 0451231740 EAN: 9780451231741 Paperback (reprint) $9.99 Add to Wish List Suspense, Thriller Buy at Play Dead by Harlan Coben New edition of first ever novel published by the author. No sooner had supermodel Laura Ayers and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reed, David went out for a swim-and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura’s search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years… Previous Picks

Bonnie Dee | The Story Behind Like Clockwork
Author Guest / December 14, 2010

LIKE CLOCKWORK, a novel containing murder, mayhem, espionage, inventions, romance and steam. The term steampunk is a wide umbrella these days that encompasses many types of stories. Some lean more toward the paranormal, others toward alternate history with gadgetry. The elements that seem to be essential to classifying a story as steampunk are a sense of Victorian style, make-believe inventions based on steam power and intricate gadgets with a lot of moving pieces. At least that’s my interpretation. There are plenty of articles out there which are more in depth about what defines steampunk. When I decided to try to tackle the genre, I wanted to focus on how an amazing new invention could wreak havoc on society by eliminating jobs and causing an even greater schism between the classes. I came up with the idea of mechanical clockwork people taking the place of the laboring class. One of my favorite romance themes is a couple overcoming social barriers. The idea of a radical extremist kidnapping a scientist to draw attention to his cause was born. In order for this romance, which begins with a kidnapping, to be believable I knew Victoria Waters would have to be a very special…