Question Time 2018: Ask Me Anything

ITBN at Interabang

I’m home from the book tour for Into the Black Nowhere. While I clear my desk and finish the laundry and start writing UNSUB 3, why don’t you think of some questions to ask me? Leave them in the comments on this post.

And I’m editing the post to add: No spoilers!

Before you ask: I snapped the photo above at Interabang Books in Dallas when I spoke there on the tour. It’s a new independent bookstore and yes, I am in love with the place.

16 responses to “Question Time 2018: Ask Me Anything

  1. Off-topic but timely: What are you and The Husband doing for Valentine’s Day?

  2. Taco Wednesday, because it’s too late to order any Chicago pizza for delivery.

  3. Hi Meg!
    So the guy at the end of the Unsub #1 wasn’t in book 2?

  4. I’m just about finished reading this book. Hope the perps will be caught! Will there be another Caitlin Hendrix book? Love her character! Will she and Sean get married eventually?

    • Yes, there will be another book in the series. I’m working on it now. As for Caitlin and Sean, you’ll just have to wait and see. But I’m glad it sounds like you think they should end up together.

  5. You’re just NOW starting UNSUB #3??? How long do I have to wait until it comes out?
    Yes, I finished #2 today. Loved it!!

  6. Man, I _love_ Torchy’s. Thanks for making me crave a Trailer Park (trashy) when I’m too far away to get one. Although I’m in Austin for 2 days next week, let’s see what happens. You should check out Tyson’s, if you haven’t.

    Question…hmm. Any new embarrassing book research situation like when you were trying to extract yourself from the back seat of a car much to the dismay of your neighbors?

    • Tyson’s is now on the list.

      I haven’t embarrassed myself in front of the neighbors lately. But when I went on a ride-along with the Austin Police Department, I was mistaken for an arrestee.

  7. Several readers have posted their comments via Facebook and Goodreads. I’m cross-posting them here, along with my answers.

    From Constanze: Caitlin is such a cool, badass character! What or who inspired you to write her?

    I’m glad you like her! I wanted to write about an investigator, and one who had a long connection to the first case. That inspired Caitlin, the cop’s daughter who both follows in her dad’s footsteps and tries to put right the things he couldn’t.

    From George: I really loved Unsub. It was my first Meg Gardiner book and certainly won’t be my last. This is not only a great suspenseful novel I thought it was a great procedural as well. How were you able to realistically capture the law enforcement procedural operations? Use of equipment? etc.
    Can’t wait to read Into the Black Nowhere!

    Thanks, George. I know about the courtroom side of criminal procedure because I’m a former lawyer. I did a lot of research — everything from going on a ride-along with my local police department to watching police training videos and checking to verify what equipment the actual law enforcement agencies in the book use on duty.

    Glad you’re looking forward to Into the Black Nowhere!

    From Margaret Kerr: Will you promise to never let a pet be killed?

    It’s too late to ask me to make that promise, I’m afraid. In one of my early books, the bad guys do in a pet. Since then, I’ve learned how distressing readers can find it. (I still get emails asking, “How could you?”) Now I take care to let readers know that the animals are okay. No real critters are harmed in the making of my novels!

  8. Did you see the latest foot (in a series of feet) that washed ashore in Canada was a man from Kitsap County? When are you going to get on that mystery? We need your investigative skills to figure Kitsap County out.

  9. With this development, Kitsap County’s Vortex of Weird Crime has officially spun beyond my ability to keep up.

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