A Goofy Taste for Vigilantism: an Interview with Sophie Littlefield

A Goofy Taste for Vigilantism: an Interview with Sophie Littlefield

We want to make sure that you didn't miss the brief interview that Publishers Weekly held with domestic crime writer and Edgar-finalist, Sophie Littlefield.

A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL is the latest in Littlefield's humorous and gutsy series featuring vigilante Stella Hardesty (following A BAD DAY FOR SORRY, A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY). Publishers Weekly says, "Littlefield's eccentric cast of characters grows richer with each book, and Stella continues to dazzle with her wit, charm, and ease with firearms." Library Journal says, "This caper is more fun than eating cotton candy on a Ferris wheel." We agree!

Publishers Weekly caught up with Littlefield to ask her a few quick questions about her feisty series such as, where did the idea of Stella come from? How do you keep Stella's vigilantism from alienating readers? And, how do you balance the violence with humor?

Read the full interview over at Publishers Weekly.

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Another Star for Secret of the White Rose!

Another Star for Secret of the White Rose!

Library Journal corroborates Publishers Weekly's glowing review of Edgar Award-winning Stefanie Pintoff's SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE!

In their starred review Library Journal says, 

"New York City is gripped by anarchist riots and bombings in the fall of 1906. One bombing goes horribly awry, a child is killed, and the arrested young suspect endures the wrath of the city. On the eve of his trial, the presiding judge is murdered in his home, with a Bible under his hand and a white rose next to his corpse. [...] Pintoff is at the top of her game in this third entry in her Edgar Award–winning historical series (IN THE SHADOW OF  GOTHAM; A CURTAIN FALLS). Hand sell to readers who still talk about Caleb Carr’s THE ALIENIST. Suspenseful and overlaid with symbols, ciphers, and early psychological study—a real winner."

They even had a special note in their mystery section that showered some love on a few more of our series authors:

"Three authors on their third series entry—Cassandra Clark, Sophie Littlefield, and Stefanie Pintoff—just keep producing great new stories. Be sure to get the back titles if you’ve missed them." Hear, hear!

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