The world is at war...Jitterbug, Rosie the Riveter, the Andrews Sisters, Dance Marathons, Ration Coupons, Betty Grable, Frank Swoonatra"...the list goes on and on. These images instantly take you back to a more innocent time,when Big Band music ruled the airwaves...and our hearts.
ForSentimentalReasonswas created as a result of our affinity for the music and the nostalgia of the 1940s. So let us take you back--or introduce you--to these songs filled with bittersweet and melancholy lyrics and swing tunes that set your toes tapping and your spirits soaring.
Ok, disclaimer here — Bob De Vivo, the founder and lead singer of For Sentimental Reasons is a friend (we did musical theater at MIT together several lifetimes ago). But I just looooove this group and their music. They post their performance schedule on their web site and are also available for private gigs.
Edgar Award and Dilys Award-nominated Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series from Bantam/Random House. The first is Mr. Churchill's Secretary, nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's 2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and also the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's 2013 Dilys Award for "the mystery title of the year that booksellers have most enjoyed hand-selling." Mr. Churchill's Secretary was also declared one of Suspense Magazine's Best Debut of 2012 and Deadly Pleasures's Best Paperback Original of 2012 and chosen as one of Target's "Emerging Authors" series.
The sequel, Princess Elizabeth's Spy, was a New York Times bestseller and chosen by Oprah.com as "Mystery of the Week" and one of "7 Compulsively Readable Mysteries (for the Crazy-Smart Reader)," as well as Tagret's "Emerging Authors" series.
Maggie Hope novel, His Majesty's Hope, will be published in May 2013, and The Prime Minister's Secret Agent in 2014.