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So I was already a fan of Buchanan's when she published her first novel, Nobody Lives Forever, I was onboard. And then she created the character many people think is her alter-ego, Cuban-American newspaper reporter Britt Montero who made her debut in Contents Under Pressure. Britt, with her take no prisoners attitude and deep suspicion of editors, is a terrific character. With Britt, Edna hit her stride as a novelist The second book in the series, Miami, It's Murder, was nominated for an Edgar Award.
Her most recent book, A Dark and Lonely Place, came out in November of last year. It's based on a true story from Miami's history a century ago and is a change of pace for her, although it is crime fiction.
Edna's official website is here
She is @ednabmiami on Twitter (although she's not terribly active).
Here's her author's page on Amazon.com. And while we're on the subject of amazon.com, let me digress into a mini-rant. What is the deal with people not leaving reviews? Reviews on Amazon only have to be 20 words long. "I read this book by Edna Buchanan and I liked it a lot. A whole lot. I read it twice." How hard is that? But some of her books have fewer reviews than, say, a collection of short stories by someone like, say, me. That's just wrong...Edna Buchanan doesn't need a lot of people reviewing her books--she's a best-selling author--but it might help introduce her work to readers who don't know how fabulous she is.