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WWK's May interviews will be: 5/2--indie author Bobbi Holmes, 5/9--TG Wolff (aka--Anita Devito), 5/16--Chocolate Bonbon author Dorothy St. James, 5/23--Lida Sideris, 5/30--Food Lovers' Village (and multiple Agatha winner) Leslie Budwitz. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

Our May Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 5/5--John Carenen, 5/12--Judy Penz Sheluk, 5/19--Margaret S. Hamilton, 5/26--Kait Carson.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), will be available on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here.

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with the authors in this anthology on 4/14! Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in August, 2018.

In addition, our prolific KM has had the following shorts published as well: "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017 and "Turkey Underfoot," appears in the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos.


Friday, July 19, 2013

A Review of EVERY BROKEN TRUST by Linda Rodriguez

A Review of Every Broken Trust by Linda Rodriguez

Every Broken Trust is the second novel about police chief Skeet Bannion.  The author, Linda Rodriguez, novelist and poet, shows a growing command of the structure of the novel along with her formidable use of language.

This book shows more about Skeet’s Cherokee heritage. It also demonstrates the complicated relationships Skeet has with her ex-husband, her father and her mother.  Skeet is now the guardian of fifteen-year-old Brian who acts with the illogic and lack of control that only teenagers manage when he gets to know a troubled teenage girl who he describes as, “a genius.”  If causing trouble and casting unfair aspersions at adults are measures of intellectual prowess, the girl easily outshines Albert Einstein.

Investigating a murder may prove easier for Skeet than navigating through the shoals of emotionally-charged family issues.  As a reader I was pleased to learn  more about Skeet’s grandmother who did not appear in the first book. 

As in the first novel Skeet comes across as a professional police officer, not a female Rambo. She finds plenty of trouble in her job and family relations without creating more stress by macho behavior.  The author brings the novel to a satisfying conclusion.  She also leaves interesting threads hanging which have me eager for Skeet’s next adventure. 


E. B. Davis said...

The last time a second-in-series excited me as much as Every Broken Trust, the author was Peter Robinson, who hit his stride and ran with his Inspector Banks series. I have this feeling that Linda will, too. Can't wait for the third, Skeet, book. Keep them coming, Linda!

Sarah Henning said...

I totally agree with E.B.! Keep them coming, Linda! Loooooove Skeet!

Shari Randall said...

Cannot wait to get my copy. Skeet's so real.

Warren Bull said...

I agree with EB, Sarah and Shari,I am a Skeet fan.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hurray! Cannot wait...xoo

Gloria Alden said...

I can't wait, either. I loved the first book and Skeet Banyon.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks, Warren, EB, and everyone, for the kind words. Sorry I'm late commenting but have been at the hospital all morning with my daughter who was having tests for some pretty scary stuff--which, fortunately, has all been ruled out now.

Marilyn Patterson said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks, Warren, for giving me another author to add to my reading list. Looking forward to it.

Linda R said...

Linda, I'm thankful that your daughter's scary stuff has been ruled out! This books sounds fabulous--adding to my TBR list.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks, Linda R and Marilyn. I hope you'll enjoy the Skeet Bannnion books.

Kara Cerise said...

Linda, I'm sorry to hear your daughter was in the hospital and hope that all is well.

I'm eager for Skeet's next adventure, too!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks, Kara! I'm writing it as we speak.

Debra H. Goldstein said...

Enjoyed both books. I particularly like the character development evidenced between the two books. This definitely is going to be a strong series. Debra

Ps. Glad to read your daughter"s tests for the bad stuff were negative.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks so much Deborah! (I'm late getting to this because I've been back and forth repeatedly to Iowa in past few days moving youngest back to KC.)