Saturday, April 18, 2009

The 11th hour mini-challenge

This time around, the task is to write a letter to the protagonist of my current read.

Here's what Shannon from Flight Into Fantasy wrote:

Write a letter to the protagonist of one of the books you’re reading. The letter can be about anything–why you like him or her, why you don’t like him or her, things you’ve learned from him or her. Post your letters either on your blogs or in the comments!

My current read is Tess Gerritsen's The Mephisto Club featuring Detective Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Iles.

Dear Jane,

In the past, you've been through a lot. You've almost been killed by a lunatic serial killer everyone called "The Surgeon". He injured you severely, not only on the outside, but also on the inside. You've been about to give birth when a crazy woman took you hostage. And those are only the two major events in your life so far. Now you've been called to the second murder scene within a few short days, right after your Mom arrived at your door, asking you to take her in until she finds an apartment of her own. And it's no ordinary murder scene, no, it's a colleague of yours that has been brutally killed.

But always remember, no matter how bad the world sometimes seems, you have a wonderful husband at home. He obviously loves you dearly and would give his life for you. You have a beautiful little girl who might seem like she's growing up too fast right now, but that will slow down. And to top it of, you have wonderful friends who know what has happened and who are worried about you, but who also will be there for you whenever you need them.

No matter what happened in the past, all those people will always be there, no matter what! Cherish that and always keep in mind that even though it takes a while before you catch the bad guys, you eventually do, and that means you safe lives. Of course this doesn't bring back those lost souls that had to die already, but you will always remember them, so they will be remembered. Only when we are forgotten we are really dead. So you will remember them and the people whose lives you touch will always remember you.

When I think about you, I think of a strong woman who is successful both in her job and - even more important - in her life. You catch bad guys, you save lives, you love and you care. You are everything we should strive to be. No one is perfect, and we all know that, but you're doing the right things.

My wish for you would be that your demons, Warren Hoyt, his actions, and your nightmares, but also Dr. O'Donnell, will fade away.

We will meet again, I'm sure. And to be honest, I'm already excited and hope it will be soon. Till then I wish you all the best, many hours filled with joy and pleasure with your husband and your daughter, and nights of wonderful dreams!

All my best,


  1. That was a really sweet letter. I also clearly need to read these books as I'm not well-read in mystery fiction in general. :) Thanks for playing!

  2. Thanks, Shannon!
    I love mysteries, so I know quite a few series. If you want to read this series, you should start with the first, The Surgeon. They build up on each other, especially with character development. Let me know when you read them :-)