Friday, July 2, 2010

Julie Kramer - Silencing Sam

Silencing Sam

by Julie Kramer

When a widely despised gossip columnist is found shot to death, Riley Spartz must secretly investigate a case in which she becomes the prime suspect. In the wake of the brutal murder, our heroine discovers that news and gossip have more in common than she ever imagined. Trouble begins when Riley publicly clashes with newspaper gossip writer Sam Pierce, throwing a drink in his face after he implies in his popular column that she cheated on her husband. When clues to the homicide lead to her, Riley is charged with the crime. The police seem unwilling to look any further for perpetrators, although numerous local news- makers have reason for revenge—even a motive for killing.

Meanwhile, competition in the Channel 3 newsroom is just as murderous. While Riley struggles to interest her boss in a story about rural wind farm bombings and dead bats, a new reporter spikes the station ratings with exclusive stories about the headless homicide of an unknown woman whose decapitated body is found in a city park. Maybe murder isn’t such a bad idea after all? Riley must fight to stay out of jail, ahead in the ratings, and even alive in a killer showdown not fit for television audiences.

"Readers will love this riveting, action-packing journey into television news investigations." -- (starred review) Library Journal

"This brisk mystery, in which homicide is leavened with deadpan humor, makes a worthy entry in a winning series." - Booklist

"Silencing Sam has a sexy protagonist, a sinister plot, and delivers another delightful read in this smart series." - Linda Fairstein

“A perfect summer vacation read." - RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Julie Kramer is a freelance network news producer. She formerly ran WCCO-TV's nationally award-winning investigative unit in Minneapolis. Her debut thriller, STALKING SUSAN, won the Minnesota Book Award and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery. It was also a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark, Anthony, Barry, and Shamus Awards. Her second book, MISSING MARK, was just nominated for a Daphne du Maurier Award. Kramer lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.



Atria/Simon & Schuster

International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Sisters in Crime
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Romance Writers of America/Kiss of Death Chapter

Saturday, July 3, 11 am
Nisswa, MN
Rainy Day Bookstore
25491 Main Street

Sunday, July 4, 10 am - noon
Park Rapids, MN
Beagle Books
112 3rd St. W.

Monday, July 5, noon - 2 pm
Duluth, MN
Northern Lights Books
307 Canal Park Drive

Monday, July 12, 7 pm
Wazyata, MN
The Bookcase
607 East. Lake Street

Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm
White Bear Lake, MN
White Bear Lake Library
4698 Clark Avenue

Monday, July 19, noon
Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Public Library
Brown Bag Lunch Series
416 South Fifth Street

Wednesday, July 21, 4:30 pm
Stillwater, MN
The Dock Cafe
Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour
for reservations, call 651-430-3385
425 Nelson Street East

Saturday, August 7, 1 pm
Little Falls, MN
Author Tea Retreat at Historic Linden Hill
608 Highland Avenue

Tuesday, August 10, 5:30 pm
Minneapolis, MN
Raking Through Books
Kieran's Irish Pub
6th St. & 1st Avenue


  1. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。.................................................................