Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ed Kovacs

Ed Kovacs is the author of the critically-acclaimed Cliff St. James mystery/crime series published by St. Martin’s Press. Kovacs has studied martial arts, holds many weapons-related licenses, certifications and permits, and is a certified medical First Responder. Using various pen names, he has worked professionally around the world as a screenwriter, journalist, and media consultant. He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, American Legion Post 299, the International Thriller Writers association, and Mystery Writers of America.

Kovacs's new novel is The Russian Bride.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I just finished reading Michael Gruber's Tropic of Night. A private editor I sometimes use, Ed Stackler, recommended it to me as one of his favorites. I wasn't familiar with Gruber, either as a ghostwriter or on his own, but he's a hulluva writer.

He painted the story like some kind of impressionist, deftly weaving elements of sorcery, privilege, and alternative explanations of things. He riffs on love, joy and other building blocks of life that make us think twice about how we really regard them, and he does it all within the framework of a clever mystery. Simply great stuff written by a master.
Learn more about the book and author at Ed Kovacs's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Russian Bride.

--Marshal Zeringue