Ellen Anthony is the author of the Syran novels, the Jasper Stone series, and the Letters Through Time series. A native of Wyoming, she still lives there with a skeletal roommate named Harry Bones. Other rumors may or may not be true.
If you enjoy this book, find out more about Jasper's world and upcoming books by visiting The Jasper Stone Mysteries group on Facebook. As always, reviews are deeply appreciated and the author reads every one.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a difficult question to answer after a half century of reading. The ones who have most influenced me are J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The day job makes me get out of bed, but the writing gets me out of bed far earlier than I have to so I can write before going off to work. I want to spend time with my characters and see what they are up to before facing the usual people I see every day.
Former police lieutenant Jasper Stone goes back to his music career in an effort to get inside the blissex trade. What he didn't count on was marrying again and raising a new family in this world of the future. Beginning in 2179, he deals with murder, illegal drugs, terrorist plots, and fatherhood.
In the year 2179 police lieutenant Jasper Stone is called on to solve a high profile murder. It seems Elizabeth West was murdered by someone in her family, but the logical suspect is the next to die and now everything points to Jewel. Will she be next? Jasper finds himself tangled in a web of complicated motives, drug smuggling, and blackmail and protecting the woman who might be behind it all.