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Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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(USA) by Berkley, Sept 30, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-425-27024-0
by Simon & Schuster Ltd, 11 Sept 2014. ISBN: 978-1471132162
Virgil Flowers, the successful agent of the Minnesota Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension, is given an unusual assignment: To meet an Israeli
cop, a woman who has been sent to help recover an artifact stolen from her
country by an American minister who “discovered” it while on an archeological
dig there. It is a stone suggesting that King Solomon and an Egyptian
pharaoh were one and the same. If true, the ramifications would be
The only trouble is that the
stone is in the hands of the minister, who is auctioning it off to the highest
bidder, seeking $3 million. The plot moves forward with all kinds of
complications, as Virgil attempts to recover the stone and capture the
culprits, including various bidders such as two deadly Turks, representatives
of Hezbollah, and others. It’s a merry chase right up to the end.
Clever does not do the
plotting justice. Mr. Sanford has outdone himself on taking both Virgil
and the reader on a wild ride toward an ending so unexpected as to leave one
gasping. Highly recommended.
John Sandfordis the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, who was born
February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Cedar Rapids Catholic and public
schools, graduating from Washington Senior High School in 1962. He received a
bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966, and a master's degree in
journalism in 1971, both from the University of Iowa. Between his two stints at
the University of Iowa, he served two years in the U.S. Army in Korea with the
4th U.S. Army Missile Command.
He is an American author and
journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986. He also was the
winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper
Editors for 1985.
He was a reporter and an
editor at The Miami Herald from 1971-1978, and a reporter and
columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1978-1990.
Camp is the author of
thirty-five published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or
another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists.
He is the principal financial
backer of the Beth-Shean Valley Archaeological Project in the Jordan River
Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org.
A major show of the expedition's findings will be held at the Israel Museum in
Jerusalem in 2015.
He currently has have homes
in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and the countryside near Hayward, Wisconsin.
Ted and Gloria Feitlive in Long Beach, NY, a few miles outside New
York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized
litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former
stock analyst, publicist and writer/editor for, over the years, several daily,
weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers,
and since they're now retired, they're able to indulge that passion.
Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the
UK and US. On a more personal note: both having been widowed, Gloria and
Ted have five children and nine grandchildren between them.