It’s now less than two months until the launch of my next psychological thriller, THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM (May 14), and I’m smack in the middle of scheduling events for my tour and checking out train and plane schedules. If you enjoy my work and plan to read the book, it would be terrific if you pre-ordered it (see links below). Pre-orders are incredibly beneficial to authors because they help create early buzz ahead of publication.

THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM is a gripping psychological thriller about a woman left reeling when her former fiancé appears to have taken his own life—and she becomes desperate to prove it was actually murder.

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THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM

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IS SPRING IN THE AIR FOR YOU?

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One of the things I miss the most when I’m gone from Uruguay: the gorgeous blue/green vistas.

I hope so!! I’m still in Uruguay, but I’ll be returning to the U.S. on April 3, and I’m looking forward to seeing the forsythia blooming in Pennsylvania.

As usual, these last few weeks in Uruguay have made me wistful. I’m eager to be back in New York City and PA, but I know I’ll miss Uruguay when I’m gone.

I’m getting a lot of writing done this visit, which is even easier now that the days here are cooler and sometimes rainy. Because just as spring is arriving in the U.S., autumn is showing up here in Uruguay.

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM

With the help of my publisher, HarperCollins, Goodreads is running two big giveaways of THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM. The current one ends March 25, but if you miss that, another one begins on April 8. I’d love to have you enter!

WHAT I’M READING AND WATCHING

The House of Silk
The House of Silk
By Anthony Horowitz

Do you remember when you first discovered Sherlock Holmes—and did you absolutely devour those stories once you learned of them? I knew of Sherlock Holmes as a girl, but mostly from the movies featuring him and Dr. Watson, and it wasn’t until a bit later that I discovered the actual stories. I still recall the thrill of reading them, especially The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Recently a friend turned me on to the 2011 book, The House of Silk, which I had somehow missed. For the first time in its 125-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle estate authorized a new Holmes novel, and Horowitz did a brilliant job. In this one, Holmes and Watson find themselves “being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more.”

What a fabulous read and how great to have the game afoot once more.

Green for Danger
Green for Danger
Rent on Amazon Prime or watch for free on YouTube

Are you sometimes in the mood, especially on a stormy night, to watch a great classic mystery? The other evening when a thunderstorm was winding down here in Uruguay, I watched “Green for Danger,” the 1946 British whodunit, based on the novel of the same name, and one of my favorites (I swear I wasn’t alive when it came out!). Instead of a huge cast of characters, there are only a handful of suspects for the two murders, which makes this story particularly delicious—and scary, too.

WHAT I’M MAKING

[photo: recipe]One of my favorite recipes is the late Marcella Hazan’s pasta with gorgonzola sauce, which you can find in her wonderful Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. Since there’s no online link to the recipe, I’ve included one to a recipe that’s been adapted from hers, and though I haven’t sampled it, the ingredients are basically the same.

But this is what I really want to share. A friend here in Uruguay made the dish for me recently, and it was not only out of this world, but it also featured a wonderful subtle flavor the original doesn’t have. When I asked her if there was a secret ingredient, she smiled mischievously and said “Yes, a dash of Herbs of Provence”—which I’d brought her from the states.

So, I’ve made that my secret ingredient for the dish, too.” If you try it, let me know what you think at kate@katewhite.com.

Until next month,

Kate White