Eugenia Lovett West is a published 96-year old. Not only does she have more energy than most of us, she spins a good mystery. FIREWALL (SparkPress) is the latest in her Emma Streat Mystery series.
Former opera singer Emma Streat has survived the murder of her husband and the destruction of her beautiful old house. Now a full-time single mother, she struggles to move forward and make a home for her two sons. Because of her detection skills, she has become a go-to person for help–so, when her rich, feisty, socialite godmother is blackmailed, she turns immediately to Emma. Soon, Emma founds herself thrust into the dark world of cybercrime. Mounting challenges take her to exclusive European settings where she mixes with top people in the financial and art collecting worlds and has intriguing and emotion-packed experiences with men–including her dynamic ex-lover, Lord Andrew Rodale. When she is targeted by a cybercrime network using cutting-edge technology, it takes all of Emma’s resilience and wits to survive and bring the wily, ruthless criminal she’s hunting to justice. Action-packed and full of twists and turns, this third book of the Emma Streat Mystery series does not disappoint!
FIREWALL will you pull into the story on page one. Don’t expect to put this down until you’ve reached “the end.” FYI: 97-year old author, Eugenia shares some of her philosophy within the pages- “If your life is saved, you have an obligation. You must pick up the pieces and go on your way with gratitude, kindness – and with joy.” Thank you.
Thanks for coming to this site. I attended Sarah Lawrence College and worked briefly for Harper’s Bazaar and the American Red Cross. Then came marriage in 1944 to a dashing fighter pilot, followed by four children and volunteer work. I did a stint as a free lance reporter for local papers in New Jersey, then made the leap to writing novels. Doubleday and Ballantine published a historical/suspense, The Ancestors Cry Out. Next, as a dedicated mystery fan, I self-published my first attempt as a Christmas present to family. They liked it, so I entered a contest for first mysteries sponsored by St. Martin’s Press. It didn’t win the contest, but it did give me a contract. For a wannabe published writer, it doesn’t get much better than that. Without Warning came out in 2007, and Overkill in 2009. The third Emma Streat is in the works, but right now I’m celebrating the arrival of Sarah’s WAr, my historical novel set in the war for independence. It’s an immerision into that dangerous time and a reminder that we must try to learn from history.
We are all, I think, reaching for ways to live our daily lives with strength and courage–and this becomes even more of a challenge when you’re well into your nineties. I spend summers in Holderness, New Hampshire, and the rest of the year in Essex, Connecticut. I’m blessed with four great children, four grandchildren, and a large extended family.–and my goal is to keep on waking up every morning with the urge to create.
Thanks to FSB Associates we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your favorite mystery – new or old. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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