Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of fifteen-year-old Isabel who came from an affluent family in Pasadena only to be found dead in a squat house in East Hollywood. In the book Hamilton explores the world of runaways and the more privileged youth who choose to associate with them. She goes on to share that she was struck by the idea for the novel while reporting on a trial that involved a girl who was murdered by her homeless boyfriend. Later in this interview Hamilton shares some of the research that she conducted for the book that involved interviewing psychologists who had first hand experience working with homeless youth. Also, Hamilton discusses her first novel, “The Jasmine Trade” and why she chooses to write about teenagers.