The novel has been receiving high praise from critics, who especially like the complex and multilayered lead character. A strong, confident woman who has a sense of humor as well as a sense of duty, Armstrong is a rare find. The truth is: I love these characters, so theyre great to spend time with, says Casey via her blog. Its amazing how fiction is such a different experience. With true crime, I interview somewhere around 100 people for each book and work so hard to stay accurate. If I cant find it out, I cant make it up. With fiction, its all in my imagination, and Im in charge. At least, I think I am. Once in a while it feels more like the characters take over.
Casey also has a true crime title being released later this summer, A Descent into Hell, The True Story of an Altar Boy, A Cheerleader and a Twisted Texas Murder, based on Austins Colton Pitonyak case. She reads from Singularity today at 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Tue., July 8, 6:30 p.m., 2008