Kathryn Leigh Scott, author, publisher and actress is probably best known for her star turn as Josette Du Pres, ingénue bride of reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins in the TV cult classic “Dark Shadows.” Her third novel, Jinxed: A Jinx Fogarty Mystery, launches today (here’s an excerpt). It is a sequel to her Down and Out in Beverly Heels (Montlake Romance, 2013). While continuing her acting career, Kathryn started Pomegranate Press to publish books about the entertainment industry, “Dark Shadows” fan books, and other nonfiction and fiction titles. She continues her acting career playing George Segal’s girlfriend Miriam in “The Goldbergs” and will appear in the 2015 mid-season launch of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Learn more about her on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
It’s cold outside and snowing heavily, but this evening I’m tucked into my favorite chair with my feet up to begin reading J.D. Horn’s The Source, the third in his series of bewitching paranormal mysteries set in Savannah. I was captivated by The Line, which introduced Mercy and her family of witches, and couldn’t wait for the first sequel, The Void.
In honor of P.D. James, I’ve plucked a couple of her books off my shelves to re-read, including An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and A Certain Justice. I have all her books and I treasure them. It’s no secret that I love mysteries of a British persuasion and my bookshelves are crammed with the complete collections of Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Josephine Tey, all comfortable classics I re-read and savor. I was an American living in London for many years; it’s only now that I’m residing in New York that I’m setting my next mystery novel in England.
My bedside table also includes books by friends, including Alan Russell‘s Guardians of the Night, another installment in his intriguing series featuring LAPD Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius. For something completely different, I’m also reading So, Anyway… by my old friend John Cleese. I’m learning such a lot I didn’t know about this insightful, scathingly funny and very dear man.
Ok mystery buffs, share the wealth. What’s on your bedstand that should be on ours?