Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jeffrey Siger

Jeffrey Siger was a New York lawyer -- litigating high-stakes society scandals and other delicate public and private matters of domestic and international consequence -- until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos, and spearfish in its Aegean waters. His books include Prey on Patmos and Murder in Mykonos.

From his Q & A with Cathy at Kittling: Books:

What was the very first book you remember reading and loving? What makes that book so special?

Hailing as I do from the point where the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers forms the mighty Ohio I received dozens of copies of Huckleberry Finn as birthday and other special occasion gifts. It was a local tradition.

And though memory fails me as to what made that book so special back then, as I’m finishing up a ten-week book tour for my latest novel, Prey on Patmos, a trek reminiscent of my grandfather’s horse and wagon huckstering days along those rivers, my mind runs to a passage where the Prince said to the Duke, “If that don’t fetch ‘em, I don’t know Arkansas.”

Let’s hope the comparison ends there, for as I recall the royals’ ended up tarred, feathered, and run out of town.

Outside of your writing and all associated commitments, what do you like to do in your free time?

What free time? Yes, I do have a farm in the U.S. that keeps me busy when I’m there, but on Mykonos my writing requires me to immerse myself in the island’s fabled 24/7 lifestyle, engaging persons possessing first-hand knowledge of the issues, experiences, and...[read on]
Learn more about the author at Jeffrey Siger's website.

The Page 69 Test: Murder in Mykonos.

The Page 69 Test: Prey on Patmos.

--Marshal Zeringue