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Rebecca Cantrell

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A few years ago Rebecca Cantrell quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Hawaii to write a novel because, at seven, she decided that she would be a writer. Now she writes the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series set in Berlin in the 1930s. “A Trace of Smoke,” "A Night of Long Knives," "A Game of Lies," and "A City of Broken Glass." She also co-writes the Order of Sanguines series with James Rollins, starting with the upcoming book 1: "The Blood Gospel." And she writes the iMonster series as Bekka Black, including "iDrakula" and "iFrankenstein."

A faded pink triangle pasted on the wall of Dachau Concentration Camp and time in Berlin, Germany in the 1980s inspired “A Trace of Smoke.” Fluent in German, she received her high school diplo

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Rebecca Cantrell YES! It's been a long time getting there, but expect to see more of Hannah in 2018. I don't have a date or a title, but I'll put it in my newsletter. …moreYES! It's been a long time getting there, but expect to see more of Hannah in 2018. I don't have a date or a title, but I'll put it in my newsletter. Thank you for your support of Hannah!(less)
Rebecca Cantrell Yes! There will be more. Joe Tesla #4 is due out early next year. It will be called The Steel Shark. Joe and Edison have a submarine in this one!
Yes! There will be more. Joe Tesla #4 is due out early next year. It will be called The Steel Shark. Joe and Edison have a submarine in this one!
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‘Hell hath no fury like a woman seeking revenge.’

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“June 28, 1983 Mianus River Bridge Greenwich, Connecticut   George Tesla was drunk. This wasn’t new for him, but the reason was. He was going to be a father. Fifty years old, and he’d knocked up a thirty-year-old carnie. Someone careful enough to live through a trapeze act ought to be careful enough to not get pregnant. But she hadn’t been. Tatiana flat-out refused to talk about abortion or adoption or any sensible solution to the problem. She was perfectly willing to talk about leaving him to raise the baby alone, but nothing else. Her mind was set. He leaned against the cold side of the bridge and took a long sip of Jack Daniel’s from his silver hip flask. He’d bought the flask when he was first made professor of mathematics at New York University. Another thing that would have to change, since Tatiana had told him she had no intention of giving up performing to move to New York”
Rebecca Cantrell, The Tesla Legacy

“Subway tunnels breathe. They exhale when trains come and inhale when they leave. Their concrete lungs fill with smoke and soot and rubber and the scents of a hundred ladies’ perfumes. When trains aren’t running, the tunnels hold their breath. They might let wisps of warm air drift into the cold night, draw in slow nips of bracing frost, but mostly they sit still, waiting for trains to bring them back to life.
A thousand times a day their breath coursed over Joe Tesla’s body. It was not so warm as human breath, nor yet so cold as stone. He was used to it, now.
Because he lived here, underground, in the tunnels of New York City.”
Rebecca Cantrell, The World Beneath

“Didn’t you hear what I just said?” She sounded far from calm. “I have to pee. In fact, scratch that, I don’t have to. I’m going to. Any minute now. And I don’t want to do it sitting in my car.”
Rebecca Cantrell, "A" is for Actress


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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

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Ida Plassay Hello Rebecca!
Thank you for befriending me here on goodreads.

Rebecca Weird. Someone on Facebook just told me that too. I've never seen the series, but am curious now...

message 3: by E.A.

E.A. Thanks for the friendship. Your picture reminds me of Bones on Bones, the TV series.

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Ed Thank you for the friend add, Rebecca. Your upcoming books look interesting. Have a great week and holiday.


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Beth Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!
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