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    Harvesting the Sky Hits Shelves in September!

    Hey everyone, Just a quick note to let you know my new novel Harvesting the Sky has a cover! Here it is. I’m very excited. The talented Jessica Dionne, who created The Forgetting Flower, also designed this one. It’s ominous and threatening and mysterious and I love it. Here’s the…

  • Apple in Leaves (by Janos Patrik), News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/12/20/harvesting-the-sky/ #books #fiction #KarenHugg #HarvestingtheSky #Paris #thriller #mystery #crimefiction #author #novel
    Books

    News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky

    Hi everyone, I’m excited to tell you my new novel, Harvesting the Sky, will be published in fall, 2021! This book holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The First Novel That Melded my Plant Passion With Fiction Some of you know that I resisted focusing…

  • Flower Shop, A Best Friend and a Boss in The Forgetting Flower, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/03/best-friend-boss/ #TheForgettingFlower #books #novels #crimefiction #thrillers #Paris #flowers #plants
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    A Best Friend and a Boss in The Forgetting Flower

    Today’s post focuses on Renia’s best friend and her boss in The Forgetting Flower. These two characters’ relationship sets the foundation for the novel. One’s death launches the story. You’ll see why they were friends and how they came to be who they are. Best Friend Alain Tolbert Alain is…

  • Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/09/murder-on-the-left-bank #MurderontheLeftBank #CaraBlack #books #novel #Paris #mystery #crimefiction #detective #thriller
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    Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless

    Reading a Cara Black mystery is like a brisk jog. You trot alongside private investigator Aimée Leduc as she pieces together clues and sometimes runs for her life while solving a murder. Meanwhile, the sights and sounds of Paris go by: hot bread, honking horns, lovers in a park. It’s…

  • The Tense Theatre in The Witch Elm, Book Review, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/11/29/the-witch-elm/ #TheWitchElm #TanaFrench #book #novel #detectivefiction #crimefiction
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    The Tense Theatre in The Witch Elm

    The Witch Elm is an impressive novel. It’s a riotous exercise in prose and character and suspense whose ending literally left me breathless. But it has one flaw that has disappointed hardcore Tana French fans: a suspect as the narrator. I myself didn’t particularly mind but apparently most longtime fans…

  • Apple on Branch, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/07/apple-novel-excerpt/(opens in a new tab), #book #fiction #HarvestingtheSky #novel #KarenHugg #Paris #apple #botany #excerpt #origins #thriller #crimefiction #mystery #botaniquenoire
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    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt

    During these last few weeks, I shared two posts about the origins of and botany in my novel about a unique apple, Harvesting the Sky. The first article covered how I merged issues of an emotional past with plants and the second, my inability to eat apples and subsequent fascination with…