Thursday, January 2, 2020

"Lost Hills"

Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Ian Ludlow thrillers Killer Thriller and True Fiction, King City, The Walk, fifteen Monk mysteries, and the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare books (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, and The Pursuit) cowritten with Janet Evanovich. He has also written and/or produced many TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, and Monk, and is the co-creator of the Hallmark movie series Mystery 101. As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing, and production of episodic television series.

Goldberg applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Lost Hills, and reported the following:
Is page 69 representative of the rest of the book?

Yes, actually, it is. My heroine, Eve Ronin, the youngest female homicide detective on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, makes a four-hour drive in the wee hours of the morning to talk to someone related to the homicide case, someone that she could have simply called on the phone. She basically gives up a night of sleep, in middle of an intense investigation, to make that long drive. It shows how hard she's pushing herself, perhaps to unnecessary extremes, to get to the truth. It also reveals her need to make a human connection, face-to-face, with the people involved...even it if means literally going the extra mile.
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My Book, The Movie: Lost Hills.

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--Marshal Zeringue