Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Please join Linda and Gary Cargill as they tour the blogopshere for Key to Lawrence, from February 1-20.
Genre: Historical Fiction
The ship’s prow pointed down toward the deep. It looked as if the ship’s nose would hit the sea bed hundreds of feet below. Green waters swallowed the decks, devouring the remaining passengers who were clinging to her to the last second. With an audible groan the ship turned onto its starboard side and disappeared.
On May 7, 1915 as the Lusitania went down Dora Benley wondered why the saboteur warned her he would sink the ship if she didn’t hand over her father’s birthday gift. Before the terrorists plunged America into WWI, it was her duty to find out and get her revenge on the enemy in this Special Edition of Key to Lawrence.
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Praise for Linda Cargill’s Novels
To Follow the Goddess:
“First-novelist Cargill recounts the fall of Troy from Helen’s point of view—in this spirited page-turner … Cargill’s portrayal of Helen as supporter of the people and clever, if misunderstood, female in a world of men—as opposed to the more familiar fickle housewife—keeps this classic, action-packed tale bubbling to the last huzzah.” — The Kirkus Reviews
“Adventurous and captivating … A tale of the fight for the blessings of a Goddess, the violence of men to acquire what they desire, and the undying love of a woman for her people and for the man who holds her heart. Historical and mythical information combine with the author’s imagination and exploration of a woman’s soul to make this a very special, unusually compelling story.” — The Book Reader, San Francisco
“Reads like a great adventure and a romance all in one.” — The Bulletin, Appleton, WI
“In this compelling and innovative novel, Cargill offers her readers the tale of Troy from Helen’s vantage point, and, in the process, cleverly manages to weave threads of myth, legend, history and religion in the Vergilian manner… . Cargill uses myth in ingenious ways, adapting the traditional versions to suit her purposes.” — The Pennsylvania Classical Association Newsletter
“I didn’t want to put it down.” — Women’s Voices, Sonoma County, CA
The Black Stone:
“Ominous buildup . . . apocalyptic climax.” — Kirkus
“YAs who love thrillers may enjoy the mysterious twists. The story has romance, a weeping ‘ghost’, a doll that changes facial expressions, a buried treasure, and more.” — School Library Journal
“I remember buying this book from the huge Waterstone’s shop in Edinburgh and being in total suspense and fear while reading it. I devoured every Point Horror book I could get my hands on when I was a teen but I think this is the only one which I ever bought.” — Rachel Brand on Goodreads
“Teens rarely need an excuse to stay up late, but The Dark by Linda Cargill would give pause for thought to even the most steely-nerved youngster. A genuinely gripping horror story. Approach with caution.” — The Sunday Independent, Dublin, Ireland
“A taut and evocative story … readers will become immersed in the challenge between good vs. evil.” — School Library Journal
Author Interview for Blutige Dornen:
“I’ve always liked a good mystery or a good scare. When I was a kid I enjoyed the old Alfred Hitchcock movies. I still consider the famous director something of an inspiration.” —“Gruseln für ‘nen Groschen,” xyz magazine
Simons Island: A Mystery Collection, Hang Loose and Murder on St. Simons Island:
“Linda Cargill has published 64 young adult mystery thrillers, several set on St. Simons Island. Cargill travels the country looking for locations with ghostly or supernatural connections. She seems to have found St. Simons Island and it’s a fountain of inspiration!” — Hodnett-Cooper Ad
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About the Authors
The Cargills docked at Southampton and explored the South of England in preparation for this thriller, Key to Lawrence. They also sailed the North Atlantic just like Dora Benley. But their transatlantic voyages were on the Queen Mary 2 instead of the Lusitania. They made use of the American Southwest where they live to depict the Syrian Desert that was home to Lawrence of Arabia.
Gary and Linda live in Tucson, Arizona with their son, Kenny, a Russian nut, a Abyssinian cat, Putlitz, and a Labrador Retriever, Sabaka.
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