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Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Cynthia Lee Clark

Former Miss Chicago (Miss USA), Cynthia Lea Clark continued school, graduating from Northwestern University (multiple degreed), attended nursing school, and became a Firefighter Paramedic. After working as an actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked on many television shows, such as DAYS OF OUR LIVES and STAT, while continuing her education with a Masters in Psychology and then a Doctorate of Psychology. While working on STAT, she was stalked which led her to work in Forensic Psychopathology. She has over 70 interviews with serial killers, mass murderers, etc. Today she mixes Forensics with writing and acting.  She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

 

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at http://www.lazarbooks.com and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

 

Barry Gill:

Barry Gill

I love a good mystery and always have. While other 9 year olds were playing in the yard I was spending my time plunked down in a plastic backed chair at our local library becoming, at least in my mind, Sherlock Holmes using Baritsu, the system of Japanese wrestling, to throw Moriarty to his death at the bottom of the Reichenbach Falls, or imagining myself to be Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin solving the diabolical double murders in the Rue Morgue.

Compared to the lives of my paperback and kindle hero's mine has been rather dull but very rewarding. Recently retired from a successful sales career I can fondly look back on forty-three years of marriage to a wonderful woman while raising three beautiful daughters. But throughout all of these years some of my most memorable experiences have been when I've had the opportunity to temporarily inhabit the colorful Florida climes of a John D. MacDonald, the working class Boston of Dennis Lehane or the quick witted PI world of Robert Crais.


 

 

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July 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Reunion by Carl Brookins
The 5 Manners of Death by Darden North
The Bronx Kill by Philip Gioffari

June 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Dying to Tell by TJ O’Connor
Neurotic November by Barbara Levenson

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Eden Rising by Andrew Cunningham

 

May 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Nashville: Music & Murder by Tom Carter
The Sirena Quest by Michael A. Kahn
When Bunnies Go Bad by Clea Simon

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories, book 4) by Uvi Poznansky

April 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

White with Fish, Red with Murder: A Frank Swiver Novel by Harley Mazuk
Casting Bones by Don Bruns

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Wisdom Spring by Andrew Cunningham

March 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
Kittens Can Kill by Clea Simon
Mania by Craig Larsen
Nantucket Five-Spot by Steven Axelrod

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Two Tocks Before Midnight by Clay Boutwell

 

February 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Climatized by Sally Fernandez
Naked Alliances by S.K. Nicholls
The Conveyance by Brian Mathews

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Deadly Shore by Andrew Cunningham

 

 

January 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Adrenaline by John Benedict
Bye, Bye Love by K.J. Larsen
Captcha Thief by Rosie Claverton
Death Spiral by Janie Chodosh

Aaron Paul Lazar:

All Lies (Lies series, book 1) by Andrew Cunningham

December 2016

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No reviews this month

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Fatal Lies by Andrew Cunningham

Barry Gill:

No reviews this month

No New Reviews for November 2016

October 2016

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Bullet in the Chamber by John DeDakis
Dating Death by Randy Rawls
Butterfly Kills by Brenda Chapman
Reckoning and Ruin by Tina Whittle
The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox
Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Crescendo by  Deborah Ledford

Barry Gill:

No reviews this month

September 2016

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Unscrupulous by M.E. May

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Madison’s Song by Christine Amsden

Barry Gill:

No reviews this month

August 2016

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

A Quick Walk to Murder by JD Daniels
Cooler than Blood by Robert Lane
High Country Nocturne by Jon Talton
The Perfect Game by Leslie Dana Kirby

Aaron Paul Lazar:

The War of the Roses - The Children by Warren Adler

 

Barry Gill:

No reviews this month