Suzanne Jenkins is the author of the 'Pam of Babylon Series.' The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a new series about a Greek homicide detective who grew up above the family grocery store in Greektown, Detroit. Ms. Jenkins, herself, has fond memories of growing up in a Greek American household in the suburbs of Detroit.
Ms. Jenkins currently resides in the west Michigan lakeshore area with her husband, two dogs and two sheep.
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Jill’s story is about a strong, Greek American woman who is able to traverse the streets of Detroit, while keeping one foot in the traditions set by her family. She is a no-nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt from your current work?
I like the dialogue between Andy and his mother, with their thoughts juxtaposed.
“We’re coming in tomorrow for the market. Want to go with?” Anna Zannos asked her son. “You should bring the kids with you. School will be starting soon and then we won’t see them until Christmas.” The unspoken, ‘Your wife hates us and doesn’t want her kids influenced by us.’
“We’ll see, Mom. Dana may have something planned for them.” The unspoken, ‘Dana and I are on the verge of divorce and making waves with her is the last thing I need to do right now.’
“Maybe next week? We can wait until next Tuesday to do our shopping, can’t we Papa?” The unspoken, ‘Your father is almost dead. He should see his grandchildren one last time.’
“Next week might be better, Mom,” Andy said. “But don’t change your shopping day for us.” The unspoken, ‘I would rather poke out my eyes than ask you to shop next week. Do you think I have a death wish?’
“Then you’ll shop with us tomorrow?” Anna asked. The unspoken, ‘This is what happens when you have just one child. Oh God, why are you punishing me?’