Title: 15 Minutes to Live
Author: Phoef Sutton
Review: I found this story to be very interesting and enjoyed it very much. It did however remind me of a movie I had seen with the difference being the movie was a love story and the book is a murder mystery. It seemed to have left a couple of murders unsolved for my satisfaction. That said it did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story.
I have rated it four stars and would recommend it to anyone looking for a different twist to their mysteries.
I received this ARC from Net Galley for my unbiased review.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Synopsis: THE WOMAN HE'S JUST HAD SEX WITH HAS BEEN DEAD FOR THREE WEEKS.
It was good sex. Carl hadn't seen Jessica in twenty years... not since high school... and they passionately ravaged each other as if it was yesterday. There's just a couple of little problems with their hot encounter. For one thing, Jessica thinks that it is yesterday and that they are still teenagers. And Carl discovers that she was killed three weeks ago.
Is she insane? An imposter? A ghost? Finding the shocking answer could cost Carl and Jessica their lives in this wildly inventive, exhilarating, sexually-charged thriller from Emmy-award winning writer Phoef Sutton that critics are already hailing as "Elmore Leonard on crack."
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Mauretania Press
Author Information: Phoef Sutton started as an actor and playwright in college; he was lucky enough to go to a small liberal arts college in Virginia, James Madison University, which encouraged student playwrights. Phoef was one of the only undergraduates to win the Norman Lear Award for Comedy Playwriting. After graduation, Phoef had plays produced at various regional theaters around the country, had his award winning play BURIAL CUSTOMS selected for publication by the Theatre Communications Group and was awarded a National Endowment for Arts Playwrights Fellowship.
After marrying and moving to Los Angeles, Phoef started his career at the NBC television show CHEERS. He stayed with the show for eight years, working his way up from staff writer to executive producer, winning two Emmys and a Writer’s Guild Award. A greater training ground for a writer could not be imagined.
After CHEERS, Phoef has produced and created a number of television shows and consulted on others, including NEWS RADIO and BOSTON LEGAL. He is honored to have won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD award and a Television Academy Honors award for this work on BOSTON LEGAL. Recently, he has worked on critically acclaimed series TERRIERS for FX and THE SOUL MAN for TV Land, DEFIANCE for SyFy Channel and ALPHA HOUSE for Amazon.
He has directed a short film – a suspense tale called ‘TIL DEATH. ‘TIL DEATH has been shown and various film festivals around the world and received prizes at the Garden State Festival and WorldFest in Houston, Texas.
Phoef has also worked for many years as a screenwriter and script doctor. MRS. WINTERBOURNE, directed by Richard Benjamin was an adaptation of a novel by one of his favorite authors, Cornell Woolrich. THE FAN, directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert DeNiro was an adaptation of the novel by Peter Abrahams.
Phoef is a published novelist – FIFTEEN MINUTES TO LIVE, a romantic-thriller; DEAD MAN: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a horror novel and its sequel DEAD MAN REBORN.
2015 is a promising year for Phoef, with the debut of his collaborations with Janet Evanovich, WICKED CHARMS and publication of his hard-boiled crime novel CRUSH.
Phoef lives in South Pasadena, California with his wife Dawn and his daughters Skylar and Celia.