29 November 2011 3 Comments

Invited to Speculate about Julia Roberts

Marshal Zeringue’s Campaign for the American reader continues with an invitation for me to speculate about which actress ought to play the lead in a movie version of my new historical crime novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. (It’s speculation for now, because movie deals take a long time coming…) Here’s what I wrote (and here are […]

8 February 2010 0 Comments

‘The Fourth Assassin’ takes Page 69 Test

The Campaign for the American Reader blog empire’s flagship is the Page 69 Test. The premise is this: open any book to page 69; if it grabs you, that’s a better indication of whether you’ll enjoy the book than simply reading the opening page. Try it on a book you like (and one you don’t), […]

25 February 2007 0 Comments

Page 69 Test features Omar Yussef

Marshal Zeringue, innovative author of the Campaign for the American Reader blog, asked me to write for his regular feature, The Page 69 Test. It’s based on the interesting theory that, when you pick up a book, if page 69 is interesting then the book is worth reading. Marshal has had many top authors put […]