Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stefanie Pintoff

1 - What's your latest?

Stefanie Pintoff : A CURTAIN FALLS came out from Minotaur Books on May 12th – the same day the paperback of my debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM, was released.

2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?

Stefanie Pintoff : A CURTAIN FALLS is a fast-paced read that will take you to an era of New York City history -- the early days of the burgeoning Broadway theater -- that is at once accessible and yet unfamiliar. And, it features Detective Simon Ziele, a protagonist with a dark streak, well-suited to adapting early modern forensic techniques to traditional detective methods to solve the most baffling crimes of the day. In this case, he must track down the serial killer who is stalking actresses of the Great White Way in 1906 New York City.

3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?

Stefanie Pintoff : Ziele matures a great deal in this book; both personally and professionally, he comes into his own.

4 - What's your favorite scene and why?

Stefanie Pintoff : Ziele encounters a person from his past - someone he hasn’t seen in over 10 years – which forces him to confront emotions he has buried deep inside of him.

5 - What's next?

Stefanie Pintoff : I'm just finishing the third in the series – which takes Detective Ziele into a New York City underworld filled with hidden ciphers, secret societies, and anarchist plots.

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