Posted By Susan Bernhardt

What other passions besides writing do you have?

I am passionate about music, especially classical music. I must have classical music playing when I read and write.

Book Blurb: The Brothers' Keepers (A Nicholas Branson Novel Book 1)

Most of us are familiar with Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus’ purported spouse, Mary Magdalene. But what about Jesus’ siblings? What role did they play in early Christianity?

Contemporary Jesuit and renowned religious historian Nicholas Branson is about to find out…and the answer will shake the foundations of the Judeo-Christian world.

It all starts with the murder of a United States Senator in a confessional, and the discovery of a strange religious document among his possessions. At the urging of his FBI friend, Branson joins the investigation. His effort to uncover the truth behind the murder draws him into the search for an eight-hundred-year-old treasure and into a web of ecclesiastical and political intrigue.

Accompanied by a beautiful, sharp-tongued research librarian, Jessica Jones, Branson follows a trail of clues, from the peaks of the awe inspiring French Pyrenees to the caves of war-torn Afghanistan. Along the way, shadowy powerful forces trail the pair, determined to keep safe a secret buried for centuries.

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13 Comment(s):
Susan Bernhardt said...
Mary, The Brothers' Keepers might be better than a Dan Brown thiller. You'll have to read Matthew's novel and find out for yourself. ;) I'm glad all of you could join us here today. I enjoyed reading the comments.
October 8, 2014 02:02:46
Mary said...
Interesting interview Susan and Matthew. Matthew's novel sounds intriguing like a Dan Brown thriller. All the best Matthew.
October 8, 2014 01:49:39
Kenneth Hicks said...
Hi Matt and Susan, Another nice interview. It's been quite a while since I read The Brothers Karamazov, but, yeah, it has a little bit of everything in there.
October 8, 2014 09:41:55
Matthew Peters said...
Thank you, Sandra. I hope you enjoy the book. I always love to hear from readers, so please let me know what you think. That goes for everyone :-)
October 8, 2014 08:53:38
Matthew Peters said...
Thank you Joan for what you said. I look very forward to reading your mystery THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT.
October 8, 2014 08:47:38
Joan Curtis said...
Hello Matt and Susan, Thanks for the nice interview. I wish I could name so many wonderfully intellectual writers as my mentors :-) Matthew is a very impressive writer and reader! A lot of you haven't read The Brothers' Keepers yet. I have and I recommend it. The protagonist is complex, believable and likable. You have a great read to look forward to.
October 8, 2014 08:41:13
Susan Bernhardt said...
You're welcome, Matt. Thanks, everyone for coming and reading Matt's fabulous interview. I wish Matt and his thrillers all the best. The Brothers' Keepers sounds fascinating and Conversations Among Ruins was. Susan Bernhardt
October 8, 2014 06:42:20
Sandra said...
Thanks Susan for having Matthew Peters on today. Matthew your book looks so good. I plan to read it.
October 8, 2014 06:26:54
Matthew Peters said...
Thank you, Susan, for having me on and to everyone for their comments. You are all such talented writers that I am truly humbled by your accolades and well wishes.
October 8, 2014 06:21:30
Sheri Chapman said...
As always, I really enjoyed your interview! Thanks! I even want to use one of your lines as a quote, if ok. I'll FB message you. :)
October 8, 2014 06:16:11
Lorenzo said...
Susan, thanks for interviewing Mathew. The Brothers' Keepers sounds like an exciting book. I will read it. Congratulations, Mathew.
October 8, 2014 06:08:06
Meg Amor said...
Aloha Matt and Susan, Excellent interview! Love the list of writers that you'd like to have parts of. I agree with you. I'd love the have the narrative enticing inner flow of James Baldwin. :-) I can always imagine myself sitting in the room observing things through his eyes when I read Baldwin. And yes, completely agree with you on the American education system. Is that an oxymoron? :-) I am disappointed for people in the education they are recieving. Love the cover of this book. Good luck with sales, it looks like it's going well. Aloha Meg ;-)
October 8, 2014 05:49:12
Heather Brainerd said...
Excellent interview. Matthew, the more I read about your book, the more intrigued I become. So glad it's on my TBR list!
October 8, 2014 05:30:01
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