Friday, July 1, 2011

D.B. Henson

D.B. Henson was born and raised in the southern United States. Her love of reading began at age six when she was given the first book in the Trixie Belden Mystery series. Shortly thereafter, she began writing stories of her own.

A former real estate agent, Henson most recently worked as the director of marketing for a construction company. During a slump in the housing market, she made the decision to leave the construction industry and pursue her life-long dream of writing.

Her novel Deed to Death makes its print debut this month.

A few weeks ago I asked Henson what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished reading Love You More by Lisa Gardner. I’ve always enjoyed Gardner’s novels featuring Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren, and this one was no exception. In the most recent installment, D.D. and her former love interest, state detective Bobby Dodge, partner to investigate the disappearance of six-year-old Sophie Leoni.

At the opening of the novel, Sophie’s mother, Tessa, believed to be a victim of domestic abuse, admits to killing her husband, Brian. Police find Brian’s body in the kitchen of the family home, but where is Sophie? Was she kidnapped, or is she dead as well?

The investigation is woven around an interesting subplot involving D.D.’s unexpected pregnancy. Is the unmarried, independent, career detective really ready for motherhood?

This fast-moving suspense thriller explores the bonds of the modern family, and raises the question: how far would a mother go to protect her child?

Next up is The Burying Place by Brian Freeman. Just nominated for the 2011 Thriller Award for Best Hard Cover Novel, Freeman’s book follows Minnesota detective Jonathan Stride as he investigates the abduction of a wealthy surgeon’s infant daughter.

In a side plot, Stride’s partner, detective Maggie Bei, and rookie Kasey Kennedy, work to catch a serial killer. I’m only a few pages in, but it’s already easy to see how the book earned the nomination.
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--Marshal Zeringue