Book: Crimson Ice by Joanne Weckcategories: Book, Domestic Abuse, Pocono Mountain Mystery, Theatrical Mystery, Murder Mystery, Family Dynamics, Mystery
Joanne Weckabout this book: If you like a mystery that takes you into a harsh winter environment with characters both engaging and devious, you can escape into the world of CRIMSON ICE.
Crimson Ice, my first mystery, was written during a very long winter that seemed endless. My Pocono cabin was covered with icicles and the road out was inaccessible. Reading and writing were my chief diversions. The cover of my book was designed and painted by Houston artist Margaret Carson, inspired by the icicles decorating my windows.
When I began to write Crimson Ice, I thought that I wanted to write an exciting mystery merely as a challenge to myself and a diversion, but as I got deeper into the writing I found that many of my real life obsessions were seeping into the story. I had long been concerned with the catastrophic consequences of unrestrained temper and male violence toward women and children, also how the lack of love and the damage caused by alcoholism can filter down to affect several generations. I also suffered over the loss of a sister I loved and the illusion that I could have somehow prevented her death. These concerns became somehow submerged in and threaded through the novel.
Most of the readers I've heard from have been women, but men as well have enjoyed the mystery, the local color and the setting of local landmarks and businesses.
Some of my favorite quotes reviewing Crimson Ice:
• "A STORY THAT WILL CHILL YOU IN MID SUMMER"This novel has surprising character depth and a plot, that if convoluted, keeps moving in non-stop action."
— E.J. RAND, AUTHOR, SAY GOODBYE, DEADLY INK PRESS
• "CRIMSON ICE draws a chilling picture of the deadly potential outcome of domestic abuse. The main character is fueled by her guilt over not being able to end the abuse as well as her desire to make the abuser pay for what he's done."
— DR. TAMI BRADY, TMC REVIEWS
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