Friday, May 10, 2013

EVERY BROKEN TRUST Is Finally Out in the World

Today is my official book launch celebration for my second Skeet Bannion novel, Every Broken Trust, so I hope you’ll bear with me for a little blatant self-promotion—which I usually try to keep at a minimum on this blog.  

This evening at 6:30 p.m. at Mysteryscape, 7309 W. 80th St., Overland Park, KS, we’re celebrating Every Broken Trust’s birth into the world, though the actual pub date was last Tuesday, May 7. That means that Every Broken Trust is available at stores near you and online, so I hope you’ll check it out.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have garnered some great reviews for this second novel, and I’ve quoted from some of them below. It’s been an exciting time lately with the new book coming out to good reviews and the first book, Every Last Secret, named a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards.

(For signed copies)   Rainy Day Books     Mysteryscape 
Powell's     IndieBound      Amazon      Barnes & Noble

For those who want a taste of Every Broken Trust, you can read the first chapter at the link below and read other excerpts from the book in a great review on Criminal Element.

Read the first chapter of Every Broken Trust here!

Read more on Criminal Element here!

I was on a popular public radio show in Kansas City yesterday as part of a great writers roundtable, and if you’d like to hear that show, the link is HERE.


"Linda Rodriguez gives readers a truly modern heroine in tough, independent, and complex police chief Skeet Bannion. Add powerful writing, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a cast of characters you won't want to leave behind and Rodriguez delivers another terrific read."
          — Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of No Mark Upon Her

“Linda Rodriguez is a richly talented writer. Her aim is true, and she strikes deep. This new work will reward you as it weaves its generous spell. Good stuff. Get it now.”
         — Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Queen of America

“Skeet’s second outing (Every Last Secret, 2012) showcases a strong, intelligent woman with a difficult past that keeps returning to haunt her.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Satisfying… Credible characters enhance the absorbing plot.”—Publishers Weekly

“The first Skeet Bannion showed great promise for a series featuring a strong and complicated heroine. This sophomore effort cements Linda Rodriguez as a writer whose promise has been made good. Damn good book.”—Crimespree Magazine

“With Skeet Bannion as the lead, Linda Rodriguez' Every Broken Trust is one of the best traditional mysteries I've read this year.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques

“Rodriguez combines elements of the whodunit with those of the thriller in her second installment, a follow-up to last year's award-winning "Every Last Secret." Her latest not only fulfills its predecessor's promise but also furthers Skeet's story in ways that will have readers eager for her next case.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

I hope you can join me tonight at the launch party. If you can’t, I’ll be thinking of all of you while there. I feel so fortunate to have found so many wonderful, supportive fans for the Skeet books all over the country! You readers are really what this is really all about, and I thank you and hope you’ll enjoy the new book, as well.