Tuesday, March 1, 2016

iRead Book Tour: Review of Hidden Chamber of Death by Hawk MacKinney and Pre-written author interview

 Hidden Chamber of Death by Hawk MacKinney

Book Description:

Hidden Chamber of Death is a compelling tale of intrigue, murder, deception and suspense that leads retired Navy SEAL/part-time private investigator Craige Ingram in search of the connection between seemingly random murders and a banking conspiracy.

​Working with the local homicide investigator, who just happens to be a former Navy buddy, Craige Ingram's attempts to protect a lonely widow and solve the case before another person dies are only thwarted by a psychotic killer whose motivation is based on pure depraved pleasure. In this first book of the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY SERIES, the instincts and skills Ingram and his buddy acquired as Navy SEALS are tested to their limits.

My review:

One can't really review a mystery novel if the suspense is to be kept hidden. I liked Craige Ingram, the private investigator. He used to be with the the Navy SEAL. He finds some link between banking conspiracy and random murders. And he has to protect a widow too, in the midst of it all...

He finds old Navy links to solve the murders. And the way he goes about it keeps us totally engrossed. I quite liked the characterizations and the flow. And the tang made it pretty interesting...
I am a lover oof Crime Fiction and this is a good one....

I am definitely going for the next in the series....

Hawk MacKinney/ iRead Book Tour/Feb 29-Mar 11
Pre-written author interview

Where do you write?
Anywhere the mood/moment strikes me. It’s more notes, portraits of setting or character, clothes, bling or the lack of it. Snapshots of vignettes, settings during travel, in a crowded restaurant/airport/grocery store…people watching, but mostly in my man-cave study.

Do you write every day?
Writing is done most every day. There can be interruptions; it’s to be expected. Minor intrusions occur in any household, but the drive to tell stories knocks on my brain with a compulsive regularity.

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
Whether pencil & paper or keyboard & monitor…they’re only tools. It’s what we do with them that matter. All first drafts are hand-scribbled hardcopy on whatever is at hand. Editing…as much as 10-15 edits/manuscript…is where the computer-tool comes to be most handy.

If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
Mom or dad doesn’t matter. Time demands are only that. Mom or dad-writer or both can’t buy time. It must be balanced…from patching roofs, gardening, grocery shopping, preparing meals, etc, etc. Tudor Queen Elizabeth I said it very well, “All my possessions for a moment of time.”

Do you have other profession(s) besides writing?
Yes, from teacher to explorer to the military that’s reflected in my serial protagonist(s), Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series & Eklam a’Qoc in the sci-fi series, The Cairns of Sainctuarie.

Any hobbies?
Definitely. Amateur archeology, nonfiction history, bird watching…fortunately this latter has come by accident. The birds of the southeast lowlands arrive regularly just beyond the windows of my sunroom.