Jode Millman, The Midnight Call
BookTowne's Mystery Author Series continues with Jode Millman and her new book The Midnight Call!
Date: Tuesday July 30th
Time: 6:30 PM
About the Book: Could you ever suspect that your mentor was a cold-blooded killer? Attorney Jessie Martin couldn't– at least not until she answers the midnight call. Late one August night, her mentor/confidante and popular high school teacher Terrence Butterfield calls, admits he's killed someone and pleads for Jessie's help. Out of loyalty, she rushes to his aid, unaware that she's risking her love, her career, her life and that of her unborn child. When the police arrive, her presence raises questions as to her role in the gruesome slaughter of the teenage boy found in Terrence's basement. Did Terrence call her as a lawyer or a friend? Was she somehow responsible for the murder? To dismiss the murder charges Terrence betrays Jessie, making her wonder whether he'd been a monster in disguise all along. To prove her innocence, Jessie must untangle the web of betrayals and the shocking truths behind the homicide. This quest turns out to be the fight of her life.
About the Author: Jodé is a life long resident of Poughkeepsie, New York, which serves as the setting for her legal suspense novels. In her writing, she draws upon her experiences as an attorney to capture the tensions that arise when a small community is rocked by tragedy.Author of the best-selling SEATS: NEW YORK Theatre guidebook, Jode's debut thriller novel, "The Midnight Call", will be released by Immortal Works Publishing in 2019. "The Midnight Call" was short-listed for the 2014 Clue Award and received the First Place Blue Ribbon as "Best Police Procedural" by Chantireviews.com. She received her BA and JD from Syracuse University, and while studying at NYU Law School she served as a contributing editor to "The Kaminstein Legislative History Project: A Compendium and Analytical Index of Materials Leading to the Copyright Act of l976." Concentrating on law and literature, Jodé obtained her MA in English Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and has taught at Detroit Mercy Law School and Marist College. Presently, she co-hosts and co-produces the Backstage with the Bardavon Podcast which invites the listener backstage for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY. The podcast is available on Itunes, Spotify and GooglePlay. Jode is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Sisters In Crime and Romance Writers of America. Her legal column can be found in InSincC, The Sisters in Crime Quarterly.