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Raising a glass to ITW’s unprecedented anthology, FACEOFF

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Is there a better way to celebrate some of the greatest characters in modern thrillers than to raise a glass (or mug or stein or flute) in their honor? As many a book club member will attest, there is not much that can enhance a reading experience like a refreshing drink. The International Thriller Writers’ (ITW) anthology FACEOFF is no different. FACEOFF is an unprecedented collaboration where 23 of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters in an 11-story anthology. The characters you think you know best are thrown into unpredictable situations and partnered with, pitted against, and, in some cases, romantically entangled with, characters you’d never suspect—and some that you would. As the…

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The nose knows: M.J. Rose talks perfume and murder

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The scent of perfume almost wafts off the pages of M. J. Rose’s latest work, The Collector of Dying Breaths. It’s an intriguing combination of a story set in Renaissance France and a contemporary one featuring Jac D’Etoile, the heroine of two prior Rose books. Check out BookTrib’s review of The Collector of Dying Breaths here. The nose knows. Jac is a member of a family that has created exquisite perfumes for centuries. She is the descendant of famous noses, as it were. Her own sense of smell is exceptional, but that is not what makes Jac unique. Jac has knowledge of her past lives. She has been reincarnated, and flashes of a prior life flit across her mind as she…

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