Saturday, June 10, 2017

"What the Dead Leave Behind"

David Housewright is the Edgar Award and three-time Minnesota Book Award-winning author of the Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor novels as well as other tales of murder and mayhem in the Midwest.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, What the Dead Leave Behind, and reported the following:
Page 69, as coincidence will have it, is very pivotal in my novel What the Dead Leave Behind. It is on that page that the protagonist Rushmore McKenzie meets Mrs. Jonathan Szereto, the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Szereto Corporation. Szereto is just one of the many female characters in the books. The St. Paul Pioneer Press said “The plot is so interesting because almost everyone McKenzie interacts with is a woman and they are tough.”

This, however, is most decidedly not a coincidence. I deliberately set out to write about crime from a female perspective. How successful I was will be decided by the readers, of course. But from the reviews I’ve been getting it looks like I did a decent job.
Learn more about the book and author at David Housewright's website and Facebook page.

My Book, The Movie: The Last Kind Word.

The Page 69 Test: The Last Kind Word.

The Page 69 Test: Stealing the Countess.

--Marshal Zeringue