Crime Fiction: Must ‘Bad’ Characters Get Their Due? with Author Jeff Marshall
January 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Modern crime novels, many involving serial killers, are often full of sudden and bloody deaths, and the killers generally get their just desserts in the end. In his novel, Undetected, a woman dispatches her husbands but escapes detection. Are readers dismayed when a character seems to get away with murder?
Jeffrey Marshall, a writer and retired journalists from Scottsdale, is the author of four books, including the novels Undetected and Little Miss Sure Shot. Much of Marshall’s 35-year journalism career focused on banking and finance, and he was Chief Editor of two national business magazines. He has degrees from Princeton and Northwestern.
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REVIEWER QUOTES FOR UNDETECTED
“This is so different from other thrillers I’ve read, and it was so easy to get lost in the story.” –NetGalley reviewer
“Thrilling ride… another great read.” – Amazon reviewer
“The beginning of the book is utterly absorbing, and I was quickly drawn into the story…” –NetGalley reviewer
“Once this novel got going, I had a hard time putting it down. Mr. Marshall does a great job building each scene and working in compelling dialogue. I don’t read a lot of crime fiction, but I was super impressed with the literary skills on display in this one.” – Amazon reviewer
“Excellent read. The concept of the story is very interesting and the way that the author portrays each individual keeps you engaged and wanting more. The ending was perfect. This was a book that I didn’t want to put down.” – Amazon reviewer
“I will certainly be on the lookout for more books by this gifted author, as I enjoyed this page-turner of a book immensely. This is the ideal book if you’re in the mood for a solid suspense novel to while away the weekend… the book’s cinematic appeal is undeniable. I hope there’s a sequel.” – Online BookClub professional reviewer