Sunday, June 16, 2019

"We Were Killers Once"

Becky Masterman grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received her MA in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, We Were Killers Once, and reported the following:
"Beaufort's drive took him west on I-10, a straight shot out of the panhandle of Florida..." begins the chapter on page 69 of We Were Killers Once. Someone, maybe Joseph Campbell, once said that every story is either Hero Takes a Journey or Stranger Comes to Town. Jeremiah Beaufort, who has been freed from a long prison conviction, is definitely the stranger on page 69 coming into the lives of Brigid Quinn, a hardened retired FBI agent, and her husband, a mild-mannered ex-priest named Carlo DiForenza who live in Tucson, Arizona. We already know what Jeremiah Beaufort probably did, and why he's coming for Carlo. We know he's a murderer. And we know he's fond of the melody called "Humoresque." What Beaufort doesn't know is that Brigid Quinn was a killer once, too.
Visit Becky Masterman's website.

My Book, The Movie: We Were Killers Once.

--Marshal Zeringue