Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Hell's Kitchen Homicide"

Writer/producer Charles Kipps has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and an Edgar Award.

Kipps’ television credits include Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (NBC), Little Bill (Nickelodeon), Fatherhood (Nickelodeon), The Cosby Mysteries (NBC), Columbo (ABC), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC). His film credits include Fat Albert, a feature film for Twentieth Century Fox co-written with Bill Cosby.

He is the author of two non-fiction books, Out of Focus and Cop Without A Badge.

Kipps applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Hell’s Kitchen Homicide, and reported the following:
In Hell’s Kitchen Homicide, NYPD Detective Conor Bard investigates the murder of a Mafia lawyer. Along the way Conor meets an exotic, young Albanian woman named Monica. On Page 69, Conor learns about Monica’s life in Albania.

A waiter arrived with menus. Monica scanned the page for a moment.

“Zuppa di porri,” Monica said. “Leek soup.”

“You like leeks?” Conor wanted to know.

“I like to eat them,” Monica replied. “But I didn’t like them so much when my mother baked them and then squeezed the liquid into my ear.”

Conor frowned. “Your ear?”

“That was the treatment for an earache in Albania. Squeezed leeks.”

“Did it work?” Conor asked.


“Great. I’ll keep that in mind if I ever have an earache and can’t find a drugstore.”

Monica laughed. Conor was beginning to like the sound.

Page 69 represents a turning point in Hell’s Kitchen Homicide as Conor finds himself drawn in by the lovely Monica, who ultimately becomes a major character in the book.
Read an excerpt from Hell’s Kitchen Homicide, and learn more about the book and author at Charles Kipps's website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue