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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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April 07, 2005


Joe Bickley

Well Molly is a character in a series of novels. We are not just seeing Molly in a one-off where the book can focus on the relevant aspects of her work on a case, but rather we se her as a person.

A work is more effective if Molly is our freind. If we are hearing her stories asn though we are sitting with her daily at a coffee house. We will thus come to know her as a person, as a woman. Romance is truly one of the most significant things in anyones life, and the support and compromises we get from, and give to, those we love define us.

This is not to say that every book should be a full-on bodice ripper, but if Molly always put her cases over her love life, we wouldn't like her.

Even Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade did things other than solve the case. Any book is about life, and romance is aprt of life, so it should belong in any book: mystery, science fiction, fantasy, it might even enrich Photoshop for Dummies.


I like romance in a mystery book so long as it's not explicit. I loved all of your books because there was no touching and who knows waht going on - just heartracing kind of romance. I am a Faye Kellerman fan but recently i am getting turned off by the CONSTANT touching in the books - esp. when Rina is supposed to be really religious, and she never seems to be a niddah, not even right after she gives birth!


As you said, "it's a mistake to have the romance overwhelm the mystery--and managing the right amount is a challenge" but I have faith and know you will find just the right mix...You write it and I will read it : )

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