I should have met Alison Gaylin years ago—we’ve certainly been in the same place at the same time and we know a lot of the same people. But it took the publication of her latest standalone, If I Die Tonight, for us to finally make a drinks date and talk. Gaylin was everything I’d expected, and a complete delight. I took her to a semi-secret bar I know and we had a fantastic time, so good I lost track of how noisy the background had become and my tape of the interview was not able to be transcribed.
The premise of The French Girl is simple enough: while six college friends were on vacation in the French summer house of one of their families, the woman next door, Severine, mysteriously disappeared. Now, ten years later, her body is found at the bottom of a well behind the farmhouse, and the vacationers become obvious suspects.
When I arranged to meet Alafair Burke to discuss her new standalone, The Wife, I know we are going to slip into talking about the news, as the book could not be more in tune with the zeitgeist. It’s the story of a woman, Angela Powell (the wife of the title), whose high-profile husband is accused of sexual misconduct at work.
@leahcarroll@alex_segura@CrimeReads@juliadahl Beadie is one of the few good mothers in the show (I think Elena gets a raw deal, she didn’t have to be so shrewish). The worst are obviously D’Angelo’s mother and Naiman’s mom, though Michael’s mother is also no saint.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".