Thursday, January 7, 2021

Claire Booth's "Fatal Divisions"

Formerly a crime reporter for daily newspapers such as the Miami Herald and Philadelphia Inquirer, Claire Booth is the author of the Sheriff Hank Worth Mysteries: The Branson Beauty, Another Man's Ground, A Deadly Turn, and the newly released Fatal Divisions.

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of Fatal Divisions:
Fatal Divisions is the fourth in my series featuring Sheriff Hank Worth of Branson, Missouri. He’s a guy in his late thirties who has a dry sense of humor and is pretty laid back. He also speaks fluent Spanish, courtesy of his Latinx mother. So, since this is dream casting, I’d love Oscar Isaac to play him.

In this book, I really dive into Hank’s family life. That means there’s a lot more of his father-in-law. Duncan McCleary moved in with the Worths after the death of his wife. Duncan is a blunt, cantankerous old man who frequently tries Hank’s patience. I think someone like Kurtwood Smith, the dad in That ’70s Show would be perfect for the role.

In this book, Duncan’s sister, Finella, is a prominent character. She’s a lot like her brother, but with flashes of maternal caring. I would love to see her played by Angela Lansbury, who I think has just that right combination.

Finella’s husband also plays a key role in Fatal Divisions. He’s a smooth talker and a consummate salesman. Hal Linden, with his suave style, would be perfect. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see him and Angela together?
Visit Claire Booth's website.

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