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Author’s Foreword to the 20th Anniversary Edition of Deadly Gamble


Twenty years ago this month, I attended my first mystery conference and did my first book signing at The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long since the hardcover publication of Deadly Gamble in 1995. So many things have changed—the internet was in its infancy, far fewer people carried cell phones and an e-book was just a glimmer in some techie-person’s eye. Technology alone would have changed the way I wrote this book if those things had existed then. Time passes much more quickly for us than for our characters, as well. Charlie has aged roughly five years in the twenty which have actually passed. Each writer makes hundreds of choices along the way in deciding how to handle these aspects of writing a continuing series.

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