Madeline (M.M.) Gornell’s mystery novels include—PSWA award winners Uncle Si’s Secret and Lies of Convenience (also a Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention), Death of a Perfect Man, and Reticence of Ravens (a finalist for the Eric Hoffer 2011 fiction Prize, the da Vinci Eye for cover art, and the Montaigne Medal for most thought provoking book). Counsel of Ravens (a London Book Festival Honorary Mention and LA Book Festival Runner-Up) is her first sequel, and was a continuation of Hubert Champion’s Mojave saga. Rhodes—The Movie-Maker is her second sequel, and the continuation of Leiv Rhodes’s saga begun in Rhodes—The Mojave-Stone.
She continues to be inspired by historic Route 66, and this her second Rhodes novel, reflects that continuing fascination. Madeline lives with her husband and assorted canines in the Mojave High Desert near the internationally revered Route 66.