Don Forrester here. And I have to say I’m happy to be finally appearing at Killer Characters this month. I’ve been waiting a long time for this. You’ll all know me from the Zodiac Mysteries. I’m Julia Bonatti’s good friend, the guy she comes to for information when she needs it.
See, I’m head of the Research Department at the San Francisco Chronicle and I have access to all sorts of interesting stories and history. That’s why Julia always consults me when she runs into a wall. She knows I’m a walking encyclopedia. She may know a lot about astrology and be a big help to her clients, but no one knows more about the tales of the city or its seamy underbelly than me.
Okay, I’m bragging. I know. Sorry about that, but it’s all true. For example, in The Madness of Mercury, Julia needed to find out more about a preacher and a religious cult that had arrived in the city. Like, where this so-called preacher came from and what his home town folks had to say about him.
Then, in All Signs Point to Murder, I warned her away from a really bad guy. A criminal who the feds were investigating. And in Tail of the Dragon, my research into obituaries was an enormous help to her.
I can’t stop worrying about her though. She has a tendency to stick her nose into dangerous situations. She’s pretty straight with me, and I with her. But unfortunately, she listens and then doesn’t pay the slightest attention to what I have to say. Oh, maybe that’s not quite fair. She pays attention all right, and then just goes ahead and does exactly what she wants to do.
She just can’t stay out of trouble. But no matter what, she’s a wonderful person and I’m proud to call her a friend. I just never know what problem she’s going to drop on my desk next.
If you'd like to know more about me, I hope you'll check out my role in all the Zodiac Mysteries. There are more coming soon and I can't wait to find out what Julia will ask of me next. Hope you'll tune in. If you'd like to know more about my author, Connie di Marco, and read excerpts from all the books, just visit her website. Click this link here.