Dete Meserve

Biography

Dete Meserve is an award-winning author who is searching for Good. Like Kate Bradley in her novels 'Good Sam' and 'Perfectly Good Crime,' Meserve is looking for people who are doing extraordinary good for others, sometimes at great personal sacrifice. While most mysteries focus on finding the killer or kidnapper, Meserve focuses our attention on finding the helpers, the rescuers, and the people who inspire us with their selfless acts of kindness. When she's not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and partner of Wind Dancer Films. Meserve lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children—and a very good cat that rules them all.

Smashwords Interview

What is your new novel, Perfectly Good Crime, about?
Los Angeles TV News Reporter Kate covers a story about a series of high-tech, sophisticated heists at the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans. The thieves have gotten away with $20 million in luxury goods and Kate must venture inside the world of the super wealthy to find out who is behind the heists and uncover their surprising, uplifting motives. It’s another feel-good story, but this one has several plot twists while also picking up with Kate’s and Eric’s romance, her career at Channel Eleven, and her relationship with her senator father.
What motivated you to write Good Sam and Perfectly Good Crime?
I wanted to write mysteries where the main character was searching for someone doing good—in Good Sam, someone is anonymously leaving $100,000 cash on LA doorsteps and in Perfectly Good Crime, someone is robbing the wealthiest Americans but Los Angeles TV News Reporter Kate Bradley discovers the heists have surprising and uplifting motives. In both novels, Kate witnesses people's lives transformed by the extraordinary gifts, I wanted her to fall in love with the ideal of a truly good samaritan—someone who's doing for others without expectation of reward or notoriety. I also wanted to explore where the roots of goodness come from. Many people do good because it makes them feel good to give but some giving arises from powerful emotions and life experiences.
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Good Sam Book Trailer
2013 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner "In her debut novel, Meserve writes a fast-paced mystery/romance that's well grounded in the nitty-gritty details of local TV news...a solid feel-good romance sparked with mystery."—Kirkus Reviews

Perfectly Good Crime
When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

Books

Perfectly Good Crime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,310. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From the bestselling author of 'Good Sam' comes the taut and thought-provoking follow-up—Perfectly Good Crime: When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

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firefighter    good    good sam    inspirational    los angeles    reporter    romance    sparks    wealthy