by E. J. Moran
on Tour February 1 – March 3, 2018
The year is 1978, and the New York fashion industry is an orgy of glitz, glamour, and decadence. New models—especially those as beautiful as eighteen-year- old Anna McKenna—are prime targets for all kinds of predators.
Anna is already aware of the men who enjoy preying on models. She knows a woman represented by her modeling agent was found raped and murdered—but she tells herself that, tragic though it was, this is New York. Such things happen. Mickey Gallo is less sanguine about the killing, but he’s both a police detective and Anna’s protective uncle. In Anna’s mind, she doesn’t need his protection. Or so she thinks.
When one murder becomes two, Anna’s confidence is shaken, but she’s determined to accept an offer to model in Italy. There, surrounded by beauty, Anna will confront the darkest side of the fashion industry. It’s an encounter she may not survive.
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Genre: International Mystery & Crime, Mystery & Detective
Published by: TreeLane Press
Publication Date: December 2017
Number of Pages: 250
ISBN: 0999523503 (ISBN 13: 9780999523506)
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Q&A with E.J. Moran
Do you draw from personal experiences and/or current events?
I draw from personal experience.
Do you start with the conclusion and plot in reverse or start from the beginning and see where the story line brings you?
When I write, I start from the beginning and see where the story line brings me.
Are any of your characters based on you or people that you know?
Many of my characters are based on people I’ve known, or a combination of such.
Your routine when writing? Any idiosyncrasies?
I write most mornings when I first wake up. No idiosyncrasies other than I demand absolute silence! 🙂
Tell us why we should read this book.
You should read this novel because it will take you along on a thrilling and terrifying journey through life as a fashion model in the late 70’s with a rapist/ killer on the loose.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
My favorite author is Erik Larson. I love the way he combines history and crime, as demonstrated in Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck, two of my favorite books of all time.
What are you reading now?
I’ve just finished ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and am about to pick up ‘The Swans of Fifth Avenue.’
Are you working on your next novel? Can you tell us a little about it?
I’m working on a sequel at the moment. It takes place between New York City and Tokyo, Japan and encompasses many of the characters from Shadow Crimes.
Your novel will be a movie. Who would you cast?
If my book were to be made into a movie, maybe I would cast Bradley Cooper as Mickey. We’d have to darken his hair and rough him up a bit, but he already has beautiful light eyes, he’s the right age, and he’s half Italian. I’d cast the gorgeous Jessica Green as Anna. She has striking eyes, but we’d have to change her hair color.
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Born and educated in the United States, E. J. Moran began a career as an international fashion model at the age of eighteen when she was scouted by a top modeling agency based in Milan, Italy.
Moran’s move to Italy set in motion the rest of her career. She signed with top agents and modeled for famous fashion designers and photographers. Her work took her to Milan, Tokyo, New York, and Paris.
After marrying and starting a family, she retired as a fashion model and continued life as an expatriate in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, and Italy, where she divided her free time between teaching English and volunteering for multiple international organizations.
Recently, she decided to put pen to paper and make fictional use of the plethora of experiences she gained during her globetrotting life. Moran and her husband currently divide their time between Europe and the United States.
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