Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sandra Parshall

Sandra Parshall is the author of The Heat of the Moon and the just-released Disturbing the Dead.

Read the Page 69 Test results for Disturbing the Dead.

Julia Buckley interviewed Parsahll last August. Part of their conversation:

You got your start in journalism writing obituaries. Did you ever wonder, as a future mystery writer, whether any of those deaths were really accidental? Or, as P.D. James has famously said, “Did Humpty Dumpty fall or was he pushed?”

Oh, sure. I’ve always suspected the worst of people. But the boring truth is that the great majority of deaths are either natural or purely accidental. Murder fascinates people not only because it’s the worst thing anyone can do to another person but because it’s out of the ordinary – even now, when our society seems so violent.
Read the entire interview.

--Marshal Zeringue