Press and Reviews for Hannah Kline Mysteries
Blogger Gay Degani is doing a series on the sixteen authors featured in LAst Resort, the 2017 Sisters in Crime Anthology. This week features Paula Bernstein and an excerpt from her story On Call for Murder.
The Rochelle Staab Questions asked of Paula Bernstein
What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you in Los Angeles?
I’m not sure I’d use the word “weird” but the scariest thing that happened to me in Los Angeles occurred the day after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. I was in the operating room performing a caesarian section. I’d just delivered the baby and was about to sew up the bleeding uterine incision when there was a huge aftershock and all the lights went out. I stood there in the pitch dark, trying to figure out how to get the bleeding under control and wondering how long it would take the hospital generator to kick in.
Do you have a yet-to-be realized L.A. dream?
I dream that someone will invent a Star Trek transporter device that will make it possible to get from Brentwood to Pasadena in five minutes instead of in an hour of stop and go traffic.
“5 stars = Deeply Moving”
“Murder in the Family is a great mystery that explores how much but how little we know about our friends. A sister in law helps solve the mystery of her friend and dead husbands sister. Finding a renewal for herself. Mystery, romance, and insight into a woman’s mind, this has it all.” – Judy G. Spivey
“Terrific crime-solving duo!”
From the first sentence, “It was three o’clock in the morning and I was drenched in blood,” to the last, Lethal Injection is a delight. It kept me guessing as well as invested in the lives of the main characters who are trying to become a couple…Doctor Hannah and Detective Daniel make a terrific team…I hope I will be reading more about this attractive and smart crime-solving duo soon.” – Brook Philipse
“Will certainly try to read the next in the series”
“[Murder in the Family] was based on a true story…Remembering all that as I read gave me a stronger appreciation of where this novel had its roots, and I think I enjoyed it all the more. I will certainly try to read the next in the series, Lethal Injection.” – Mysteries in Paradise
“We are delighted to welcome author Paula Bernstein to Omnimystery News today.”
Paula’s fourth mystery to feature obstetrician Hannah Kline is The Goldilocks Planet (M&Z Press; September 2015 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we recently had the opportunity to spend some time with her talking about the series.
Omnimystery News: Introduce us to the cast of recurring characters in your Hannah Kline mysteries.
Paula Bernstein: My heroine is Dr. Hannah Kline, a hard working and successful Los Angeles obstetrician. As the series begins, Hannah has been widowed for five years, and is the mother of a precocious four year old daughter named Zoe. Like many professional women, she struggles to balance her professional life with her family, leaving little time for relationships or romance.
Balancing a young daughter and a busy obstetrician practice, Hannah Kline is barely managing to hold it all together. When her bright, beautiful sister-in-law is brutally murdered, Hannah’s life is thrown further into chaos–and drawn deeper into a murder investigation she can’t turn away from.
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When a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is found brutally murdered, his ex-wife–Hannah’s friend Sara–is on the suspect list. Hannah knows Sara isn’t capable of murder and decides to investigate on her own. In the meantime, an increasingly desperate killer is killing again, and again.
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There’s been a shocking murder at the school of Hannah’s daughter, Zoe. When Hannah discovers a personal connection, she can’t help getting involved. After all, she has the inside track at the Waverly School and Zoe’s safety is at stake.
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Obstetrician Hannah Kline and her fiancé, LAPD Detective Daniel Ross, have just started house hunting when Daniel is put in charge of a high profile murder investigation of a Nobel Prize winning astronomy professor. Who would want to kill him? Hannah has an idea.
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