Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Denny’s Law"

Elizabeth Gunn is from Minnesota but has lived everywhere else since graduation from college. She married during a season of work in Yellowstone Park and raised her children in Helena, Montana. After selling the inn-keeping business they built there, Gunn and her husband traveled extensively, aboard a sailboat in Mexico, in an RV all over North America, and by bus tours throughout Europe when they lived in Barcelona, Spain, for a year.

Gunn applied the Page 69 Test to her latest Sarah Burke novel, Denny's Law, and reported the following:
Like all police detectives, Sarah Burke follows wherever the evidence leads and has no two days alike. On page 69 of Denny’s Law, she and her team are hearing a ballistics report from the Firearms and Toolmarks scientist at her crime lab, who believes that God is in the details:
Banjo pushed his wire-rims onto his forehead and pursed his whole face into a pained squint… “My man at the store wouldn’t give me a phone number till he checked with the buyer. But the buyer, on the other hand, was so eager to talk about this gun that he called me.

“Norman Wasserman, that’s his name. He’s still a hobby shooter but he doesn’t have a Masterpiece any more—the one you found was stolen from him on New Year’s Day, 1995, while he and his family were skiing in Vermont. The thieves took many other items of value but the one he remembers with the most regret was the loss of his best guns out of a locked case in his study…kind of a man cave with two toy train sets and a big pool table. He says he’s got a steel door and frame on it now and a deadbolt lock; nobody’s ever getting in there again till he lets them in.”

All the men in the room, Sarah could see, were leaning toward Banjo with shining eyes. Any minute now they’re all going to drool, she thought.
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My Book, The Movie: Denny's Law.

--Marshal Zeringue