P. J. Parrish

P. J. Parrish is actually two sisters—Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols—who pooled their talents and their lifelong love of writing to create the character of Louis Kincaid. Their New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novels include An Unquiet Grave, A Killing Rain, Island of Bones, Thicker Than Water, Paint It Black, Dead of Winter, and Dark of the Moon. They are also the authors of a standalone thriller, The Killing Song.

Books by this Author

South of Hell
The Little Death
Heart of Ice
The Killing Song
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Easy reading is damn hard writing. -- Nathaniel West

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An otter

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Late Fall, sundown, a chill in the air, a sidewalk cafe on Ile Saint Louis, a kir royale, husband and dogs, good health.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Sweet Virginia" (Stones), "Caravan" (Duke Ellington), "Reason to Believe" (Springsteen), "Caroline No" (Beach Boys) "La Vie en Rose" (Piaf)

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Parents and in-law parents (they're gone but still alive to me)