Friday, August 6, 2010

Buzz Babe of Bouchercon

Though appealing, her long brown hair disqualifies her for Redhead of the Week, so we're coming up with a whole new category for Hilary Davidson. Yes, ma'am, the author of THE DAMAGE DONE, due for release September 28, Hilary is our first ever Buzz Babe of Bouchercon.

Hilary's short stories have been winning awards and attracting attention for several years. And by the time crime and mystery writers gather October 14th in San Francisco for Bouchercon, Hilary's debut novel from Forge could be among the hot topics, especially of the engaging plot keeps drawing rave reviews. How's this for a set-up:

Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother’s suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath.

The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be a stranger’s. The dead woman had been using Claudia’s identity for months. The real Claudia had vanished, reappearing briefly on the day her impostor died. As Claudia transforms from victim to suspect in the eyes of the police, Lily becomes determined to find her before they do.

Is Claudia actually missing, or is she playing an elaborate con game? And who’s responsible for the body that was found in the bathtub? An obsessive ex-lover? An emotionally disturbed young man with a rich and powerful father? Or Lily’s own former fiancĂ©, who turns out to be more deeply involved with Claudia than he admits?

As Lily searches for answers, a shadowy figure stalks her and the danger to her grows. Determined to learn the truth at any cost, she is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her and those she loves.


Jersey Jack said...

Back in May of '09 you wrote about Hilary just getting ready for submission with her first novel. This must be it, huh?

Austin Carr said...
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Hilary Davidson said...

That's what I get for falling behind in my blog reading. "Buzz Babe of Bouchercon" will now be printed on all books, promo items, and — of course — my forehead. Thanks, Austin (and Jack)!

Seriously, it's incredibly kind of you to tell people about my book. You've been so supportive of my work and I really appreciate it. Be sure to take a look at the acknowledgments when the book comes out!

Austin Carr said...

TFA is the old supportive guy, Ms. H. I'm flirting.