Friday, December 16, 2016

Elizabeth Gunn's "Denny’s Law"

Elizabeth Gunn is from Minnesota but has lived everywhere else since graduation from college. She married during a season of work in Yellowstone Park and raised her children in Helena, Montana. After selling the inn-keeping business they built there, Gunn and her husband traveled extensively, aboard a sailboat in Mexico, in an RV all over North America, and by bus tours throughout Europe when they lived in Barcelona, Spain, for a year.

Her books include the Jake Hines mysteries and the Sarah Burke mysteries.

Here Gunn dreamcasts an adaptation of the latest Srah Burke novel, Denny's Law:
The book is #6 in a police procedural series, which follows a case, of course, and includes interludes with a cobbled-together family: Sarah Burke, my protagonist, a homicide detective; her live-in boyfriend, Will Dietz, also a police officer; her ailing but still-feisty mother, Aggie; and her niece Denny, a bright kid abandoned by her drug-addicted mother, Sarah’s sister.

Tea Leoni will be perfect as Sarah.

Allison Janney isn’t really old enough to play Tea’s mother, but she can play anybody if she wants to, so let’s get her for Aggie.

Casey Affleck is a little young for Dietz, but add a few wrinkles and he’ll be perfect for the part.

And for Denny I want the sweet/smart child who plays Elizabeth as a child in The Crown – Verity Russell.
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--Marshal Zeringue