Thursday, November 1, 2018

Beth Cato

Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the new Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. Roar of Sky, the finale of the trilogy, is now available. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats.

Recently I asked Cato about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently finished up two fantastic, starkly different books. MJ-12: Endgame wraps up Michael J. Martinez's Majestic-12 trilogy about superhumans working as agents in the Cold War of the late 1940s and early 1950s. He does a fantastic job of utilizing the tense politics of the time period, and not just when it comes to America and Russia. These books go all over the place, including Syria, East Germany, and the Korean War. The superhero battles are like icing on the cake.

I was also fortunate enough to read a galley of the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley. I don't read a lot of standard mysteries, but I adore Flavia. She's a preteen girl with a passion for poison and a knack for finding dead bodies. The setting of 1950s rural England and a quirky cast adds a cozy, fun element to it all. The first book in the series is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
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