Attorney Millman writes debut thriller
Jode Millman ’76 BA (Soc) has written a novel
— her debut thriller — titled The
Midnight Call. It was released on June 18 by Immortal Works.
Midnight Call follows an attorney, Jessie Martin,
after she answers a call for help from her mentor and confidante, Terrance
Butterfield. Though Butterfield has admitted to killing someone, Martin agrees
to help but in the process risks her career, love, life, and unborn child. The Midnight Call has been praised by a
number of reviewers, including the USA
Today Network and Publishers Weekly.
Millman was also in the July issue of Books
& Buzz, where she discussed how her experiences as a lawyer in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., have inspired her fiction.
Millman currently co-hosts and co-produces the
Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, a series that invites listeners backstage
for conversations with musicians and other performers who appear at the
Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and the Ulster Performing Arts
Center in Kingston, N.Y. She has also taught at Detroit Mercy Law School and
Marist College, and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America,
International Thriller Writers, the Sisters in Crime, and the Romance Writers
of America. When not writing, Millman has worked as a lawyer specializing in
copyright, trademark, matrimonial, and real estate law.
You can read more about Millman’s book in this
review. Millman’s cover story appears in Books & Buzz.