Thursday, April 28, 2005
Savage Garden by Denise Hamilton
My good friend and writing mentor, Denise Hamilton, has a new novel coming out next week. Savage Garden.It's book number four in the popular Eve Diamond crime novel series. And this one is poised to be her breakout, most successful one yet.
If you haven't checked out Denise's work, in summary, her novels follow a fictional L.A. Times crime reporter, Eve Diamond, who uncovers and ends up solving crimes in various parts of Los Angeles. Now, these aren't your typical L.A. places often covered in national media. No Hollywood glamour, no west side glorification. Denise Hamilton's novels takes place where the stories of real L.A. take place -- East L.A., San Gabriel Valley, East Hollywood, Silver Lake, South L.A., etc... And her characters are Latino, Armenian, African American, Chinese... just the sort of folks who make up the majority of L.A., but we don't see in national media about L.A.
Denise's past novels include The Jasmine Trade, Sugar Skull, and Last Lullaby. The Eve Diamond crime novel series has been optioned by Hollywood for possible film production. Great news. Denise also blurbed my novel coming out in July.
Check out Savage Garden, log onto her website, and show some love for one of L.A. hottest crime novelists.