From the Author
- Big Sick Heart
- The Broken Saint
- The Reveal
In creating Karen Seagate, I tried to define a character who is intelligent but spiritually adrift. She no longer understands who she is or even what she wants, and she frequently says and does things that complicate her life and the lives of those who work with her. Amid a series of personal and professional setbacks that culminate with a drunk-driving accident that seriously injures a young girl, she tries to stay focused on the case: the murder of an odious, corrupt evangelical leader.
Detective Karen Seagate is foul-mouthed, cynical, rude, depressed, and insubordinate. She lies constantly and assumes that most of what people say is untrue. She expects nothing good to happen to her and is rarely surprised. Really, there would be no good reason for anyone to want to have anything to do with her--that is, if she were not extremely good at figuring out which liar is also a killer.
Big Sick Heart was awarded the Book of the Month award from Pacific Book Review in 2010, when it was first published.
Here are some reviews from Amazon readers:
"Oh! I have found a new character series to read. I adore DetectiveSeagate. The woman has problems like you would not believe--but she gets the bad guys anyway. One of the best lines in the book, "Honey, I'mhome," and she cuddles her bottle of whiskey. So, now you know her major flaw. You'll like her anyway. Her sidekick, Miner, is a Mormon--straight as a broom stick and funny. Best part, there are two more books in the series already published. No waiting!"
"As someone who really enjoys crime fiction, I found Big Sick Heart to be excellent. It was a fast read (probably because I couldn't put itdown) with a very interesting story line. More than that, though, Ifinished the book and immediately went to see if the author had written a sequel. I feel like I 'know' Karen Seagate (with all of her demons)and Ryan Miner well enough now to want to see them together again.This book will not disappoint you!"
"Big Sick Heart sets the stage for what should be a great ride for fans of detective stories. With a new and appealingcast of characters, this series looks to be a winner."
About the Author
Mike lives with his wife in Boise.
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