Ridley Pearson invites readers to a 'killer summer' with a 'killer view' in Idaho
Bestselling crime thriller writer (not to mention childrens book author) Ridley Pearson appeared at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International where he set the stage for his 'killer' crime series--the 2007 bestseller Killer Weekend, the 2008 hit Killer View, which is now available in paperback (Jove; June, 2009), released simultaneously with the latest hardcover installment in the series, Killer Summer (Putnam; June, 2009)--with stories about his personal experiences living in the wild and scenic countryside of Idaho. Beginning with his summer job on a sheep farm when he was eighteen years old, Pearson described a deceptively beautiful landscape populated with killer grain silos; nondescript buildings harboring aging barrels of nuclear waste and nuclear lab experiments seeking new uses for nuclear radiation; 'absurdly cold' winters with days on end when the temperature never rose above twenty degrees below zero (Fahrenheit); mega-billionaires and Hollywood celebs living side-by-side with 'crazy' Idaho natives whose idea of a good time is to drink a six-pack and club rabbits with a baseball bat; and a wonderful hike in the woods with friends can bring you face to face with a killer bear. Pearson wrapped his Miami appearance with reflections on his experiences teaching creative writing in Shanghai, China, and a reading from his chinese students' memoirs.
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