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  • : Now You See Me...

    Now You See Me...
    A Molly Blume Mystery
    "One of this year's best mystery intriguing, engrossing, and even enchanting tale magnificently and beautifully told" - Bookreporter
    "A gripping tale of deceit, revenge and murder" - Jerusalem Post

    "A well-crafted mystery that is also a powerful exploration of the tragedy of unintended consequences. Krich excels at creating suspense through her characters' struggles and mistakes...a page-turner." -- Library Journal

    "Krich puts a sure finger on the painful spots where ordinary kids' problems turn into murderous melodrama—all at a bargain price." - Kirkus Review

  • : Dream House

    Dream House
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "Tantalizing...engaging" - Booklist

  • : Blues in the Night

    Blues in the Night
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "A sleuth worth her salt" - NY Times Book Review
    "A fresh new presence...Smart, resourceful, and curious--not much escapes her." Sue Grafton


    Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
    L.A.Times Bestseller
    "Krich once again expertly mixes Orthodox Jewish faith with crisp, whodunit plotting....An engaging thriller...Krich never misses a beat" (Publishers Weekly)
    Winner of the Calavera Award

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March 21, 2005



I have worked full-time as a copy editor since 1989. Sometimes I wonder why the book I'm working on was selected at all to be on my company's publishing list -- the author's style might lack greatly, the story line might lack greatly -- but really, who am I to judge? I am just there to represent my company and to try to better the author's words and style and help maintain accuracy for them. With my fine-tooth comb that is my copy editing ability, I am trying to help the author along.
I might have overstepped some bounds along the way, but as one of the earliest readers of a book, if I think it's a wonderful story or has great redeeming qualities to present itself as such, I might just write to the author c/o his/her editor, or just via their web site to let them know that I worked on the book and what I loved about it. It helps to boost their ego,and makes me happy that I can share some happiness.


It is easy to see why part of you would be curious. I would be too, but I would not want to know anything about my editors. It would make it easy to understand their point of view if you did know something about the person behind the "red-penciled markings". I just think it would be easier to be critqued by strangers than by closer aquaintances.

David J. Montgomery

Love the story about the Stairmaster. 10 minutes sounds like a lot to me, too! :)

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