Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Finding Harmony, #3 in the Katie & Annalise series by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

 



GUEST POST

 

Nine Mystery Series on TV With Ties to the Literary World
 

9. Spenser for Hire: The novels were better, but aren’t they always? Robert B. Parker is the bomb. Robert Ulrich did him proud. (And so does Tom Selleck in the Jesse Stone movies)
 

8. Hart to Hart: A married crime-fighting team. They made it work, without illicit sex. Hats off to them. Novelist Sidney Sheldon wrote the original script upon which the series was based.
 

7. Remington Steele: All hail the Irish! The series in which we learned to love female detectives and Pierce Brosnan, pre-Bond. OK, this is a stretch, but the bond books were written by Ian Fleming. Yeah, I didn’t promise the ties would be direct, y’all.
 

6. Moonlighting: Yeah, yeah, you youngsters don’t remember it. But I dream of demanding someone shooting my life in soft focus now that I’m in my forties. Cybil Shepherd is my hero(ine). The show was inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, written by a fellow called William Shakespeare.
 

5. Magnum, PI: Makes you want to time travel back to Hawaii with Tom Selleck, circa 1980. Or anytime. Magnum lived in the Robin’s Nest, the home of fictional writer of lurid novels, Robin Masters.
 

4. The Rockford Files: His car. His wit. His rugged good looks. James Garner. And then there was The Notebook. Sigh. And Nicholas Sparks wrote the Notebook. (This is turning into Six Degrees of Separation With Kevin Bacon, but it’s working for me. How’s it working for you??)
 

3. Bones: Because what author wouldn’t love a series about their real life? Especially one with crispy corpses and crumbling cadavers. Way to go Kathy Reichs, author of the “Bones” series!
 

2. Castle: Because what author wouldn’t love to be that big goofball Castle? Love the cameos. Love that the series spawned books by an author whose real identity is not Rick Castle, but is a mystery: http://jeannieruesch.com/wordpress/?p=3213
 

1. Justified: Timothy Olyphant, black humor and gore, and did I mention Timothy Olyphant? I’m a sucker for larger-than-life setting and characters. You had me at hello, Elmore Leonard.
 

I’m looking forward to seeing the Katie & Annalise series next :-) 

Which of your favorite mystery series on TV with literary ties did I leave out?
 
 
BOOK INFO
 
 
 
Finding Harmony takes you on a high stakes dash through the islands, with laughs and voodoo balancing out the mix.

Katie’s already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when Nick doesn’t come home to her and the kids, she’s ready to lose it. A frantic Katie launches a Caribbean-wide manhunt, calling on Kurt, her stoic, steady father-in-law, and Collin, her badass big brother, to help her search air, land, and sea for her husband, who may be in very big trouble indeed.

#3 in the Katie & Annalise series. Don't miss Katie's adventures in #1, Saving Grace, and #2, Leaving Annalise.

See why this series won contest after contest.

2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Novel Contest

2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Romance Contest

2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest

Once Upon A Romance Calls Hutchins an "up and coming powerhouse writer."




AUTHOR BIO



If you like Josie Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.

 
 
Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and best-selling women's fiction mysteries (Saving Grace, Leaving Annalise) and humorous nonfiction (How to Screw Up Your Kids, What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes?, and others) by night. She is passionate about great writing and smart authorpreneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.
 
 
 

2 comments:

LBDDiaries said...

Visiting from Pamela's blog - LOVE how you put this together. It was nice walking down memory lane on some of the TV shows - and yes the Spenser books were FAR better!!

Eric Hutchins said...

I really think this is such a cool idea for a blog topic (the list). And you picked some great shows. I remember at a pretty young age thinking that Hart to Hart was just the greatest show ever. There are things about each of the ones you mentioned though that I think are great. I thought the writing in Moonlighting was so good, the dialog between the leads was amazing. And I 100% agree with you about Justified. There are times when that show just blows me away with the quality of writing and acting. Amazing.