We have a winner of my special prize! Beth Rumbaugh's name was drawn, and she will receive my Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion AND two books by fellow LIH authors AND a therapeutic hand treatment just in time for cold, chappy hands weather! Congratulations to Beth, and thank you all for joining our Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. I hope you discovered new authors and will enjoy many of our books in the months and years to come. God bless!
Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 25 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!
· The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
· There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/22 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
· Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #25. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
It is my honor to host the amazing Sibella Giorello. Sibella writes the bestselling Raleigh Harmon mystery series. Find out more on her Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2h8e64I . After riding a motorcycle across the United States, Sibella Giorello wrote feature stories for daily newspapers. Her stories earned two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now writes the bestselling mystery series featuring forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon. "The Stones Cry Out," the first book in the series, won a Christy Award for best first novel. The long-running series now includes a prequel series, where 15-year-old Raleigh Harmon learns about life, and how to use mineralogy to solve crimes.
Sibella joins me here today with this intriguing post about how research nuggets sometimes lead to full novels. Enjoy!
When the plane landed in Seattle, Cooper released all 36 passengers. The FBI handed him $200,000, all in $20 bills, and four parachutes. Cooper ordered the pilot to fly to Mexico.
But somewhere over the Washington-Oregon boarder, still wearing his black suit, Cooper jumped into the dark and rainy night. He was never heard from again.
Nearly 50 years later, the FBI considers the D.B. Cooper case one of its worst unsolved mysteries. No body has ever been found. No parachutes discovered. And though they’ve interviewed thousands of people, including suspects, nobody’s been charged with the crime. The only solid evidence that’s surfaced came nine years after the hijacking. A boy digging near the Columbia River discovered a bundle of rotting $20 bills The serial numbers matched Cooper’s ransom money.
I’ve heard many theories—and some conspiracy theories—but because I write mysteries featuring a forensic geologist who lives in Seattle, the Cooper case seemed like ideal material. Crime, soil, mysterious identities. What more could I ask for? I happily plunged down the rabbit trail.
Here’s the Stop #23 Skinny:
You can order Sibella’s book on Amazon.
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