SHARON LINNEA, AUTHOR
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Sharon Linnéa is an award-winning biographer, novelist, and one of the top inspiration journalists in the country.
She is pleased to announce the publication of These Violent Delights, the first of the Movie Murder mysteries, in the Spring of 2012, and of the new thriller in the Eden series during the Spring of 2014.
The other big news is that the first three Eden Thrillers, Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden ,and Treasure of Eden were published in brand new editions--both trade paper and as ebooks--in June 2011, and sold more than 55,000 copies in the first two weeks alone!
Sharon's extensive background as a book and magazine editor has led her into many interesting venues, where she has gotten to interview and work with cultural historians, psychologists, film and recording artists, and Holocaust survivors. She spent five years studying Hawaiian history for her biography Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People, (winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award) and another five years interviewing modern Hawaiian islanders from all walks of life for Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai'i.
She also spent three years interviewing co-workers of Raoul Wallenberg, the young Swede who saved 100,000 Jews in Hungary at the end of World War II.
She is currently promoting the Eden Thrillers, preparing for the publication of her new series of murder mysteries, and working on a new series of nonfiction books.
Contact her at Sharon@SharonLinnea.com
She'll be glad to send you an autographed bookplate if you'd like one. Simply email her, tell her who you'd like it enscribed to, and include your name and address.
Great news! Sharon's new mystery is now available from Arundel Publishing.
Reviews of for These Violent Delights:
"This delicious confection from veteran thriller writer Linnéa (Chasing Eden) oozes romantic suspense. Movie buffs will enjoy the backstory and romance readers the tangled romantic web. To boot, there are plenty of red herrings and creepy suspects for mystery fans. Darken the lights, bring out the popcorn, and enjoy."--Library Journal
"The forthcoming 20th anniversary reunion of the cast of the classic film Tristan and Isolde in the U.K. provides the backdrop for Linnéa’s extravagantly romantic first in a new movie mystery series...Skillfully interwoven flashbacks detail the filming and the professional and personal jealousies as well as emotional entanglements that roiled the cast." --Publisher's Weekly
"Linnea branches out with a new Movie Mystery series. Flashing between the past and present, the story charts events and relationship dramas that surrounded the filming of the movie Tristan and Isolde, some of which have lead to murder. Great characterization and twisty surprises add up to an excellent mystery. For Anastasia Day Huntington, the widowed Duchess of Esmonde, the upcoming re-release of her debut film, Tristan and Isolde, is a bittersweet reminder of things lost. However, upon learning of the sudden death of a friend and former crew member, Anastasia suddenly realizes the number of those associated with the film who have met untimely deaths is frighteningly high. Could some of these deaths actually have been murders? Concerned and fighting agoraphobia, Anastasia reaches out to an old friend, screenwriter Bruce Amerman. When Bruce accepts her premise regarding the deaths, they must figure out the killer’s identity before the gala reunion!" --Romantic Times Book Reivew
"Linnea delivers a romantic suspense novel in which the fatal triangle that ensnared Tristan, Isolde and King Mark is reflected in that which ensnare the three movie stars, making the two tragedies seem equally inevitable." --Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
"These Violent Delights is a haunting fairy tale of filmmaking, rife with dark ironies, blind alleys and stunning revelations. And it gets The Movies right--from glittery surface to sinister undertow. Sharon Linnéa’s yarn sent shivers and shockwaves all the way up to my home in the Hollywood hills."--WESLEY STRICK, screenwriter (Cape Fear, Nightmare on Elm Street)
"Behind the magic delights of the movies lie passions that lead to murder. The characters will haunt you long after you turn the final page." --REBECCA CANTRELL, award-winning author of the Hannah Vogel novels