Award-winning author Kim Powers joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, his first work of crime fiction, DIG TWO GRAVES.
Kim describes his protagonist, Ethan Holt, an Olympic champion, college professor and father who is raising a 12-year-old daughter named Skip.
We discuss the storyline for DIG TWO GRAVES, in which Skip is kidnapped, not for money, but for something else entirely. It’s that something else that drives the rest of the book.
We discuss the fun and the challenges of translating the Twelve Labors of Hercules to modern times.
Kim started his writing career as a screenwriter. We discuss how that work helped him with his non-screenplay writing projects. DIG TWO GRAVES was originally crafted as a screenplay that Kim developed into a novel.
From the Publisher:
In his twenties, Ethan Holt won the decathlon at the Olympics and was jokingly nicknamed “Hercules”; now, in his late thirties, he’s returned to his ivy-covered alma mater to teach, and to raise his young daughter Skip as a single father.
After a hushed-up scandal over his Olympics win and the death of his wife in a car accident five years ago, Ethan wants nothing more than to forget his past. Skip is not only the light of Ethan’s life–she is his life. Then, Skip is kidnapped.
A series of bizarre ransom demands start coming in that stretch Ethan’s athletic prowess to its limits, and he realizes with growing horror that they are modern versions of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, demanded in tricky, rhyming clues by someone who seems to have followed every step of Ethan’s career.
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