Despite having zero acting experience, Laurel reluctantly steps in. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Laurel chases clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene.
The intrepid detective quickly discovers all that glitters is not gold. Or will her final role be playing dead? And like fine wine, this series only improves with age. The storyline takes place on the set of a movie shoot and is fast-paced and intriguing. I simply could not put this book down until I knew what was going on! It all culminates in the end chase scene, which is thrilling, original, and hilarious.
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When an actress disappears from an indie movie set, Laurel McKay Hunter accepts a double challenge. Replacing the absent star while simultaneously searching for her. What does Laurel find? Double trouble as author Cindy Sample discovers new ways—and locations think Hollywood —to keep readers guessing and chuckling. When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in.
Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? Bronwell discloses that there was one he once missed. When Macalvie and Jury decide to consult Bronwell, the retired detective tells them that the three murders, though very different in execution, are connected. Charming and feisty Poppy Redfern stumbles into murder in this exciting new World War II historical mystery series from critically acclaimed author Tessa Arlen. Summer The world has been at war for three long and desperate years.
When two young, popular women who were dating American servicemen are found strangled, Poppy quickly realizes that her little town has been divided by murder. The mistrust and suspicion of their new American partners in war threatens to tear Little Buffenden apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation with the help of a charismatic American pilot and she soon unearths some chilling secrets and long-held grudges.
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Poppy will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim…. Journalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Renko embarks on a dangerous journey to find Tatiana and bring her back. Though Kuznetsov seems like the perfect candidate to take on the corruption in Russian politics, his reputation becomes clouded when Boris Benz, his business partner and best friend, turns up dead.
In a land of shamans and brutally cold nights, oligarchs wealthy on northern oil, and sea monsters that are said to prowl the deepest lake in the world, Renko needs all his wits about him to get Tatiana out alive. Her new listing belonged to a man who died from a seemingly innocent accident. He also was embroiled in a bank investigation involving missing property and many enemies. The rumors have gone wild and people will stop at nothing to search it out. But someone is just as determined to stop her, even through murder.
Stella has come this far fighting to unite her family. But will she regret it? This is the second book in her A Kate Hamilton Mystery series. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade.
Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine. After teaching theology for twenty-five years, she took up writing mysteries featuring high-end antiques and the legacy of the past. Connie loves history, cute animals, travel with a hint of adventure, and all things British.
She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable dog, Millie.
get link Author Links: Website — www. When did you know that you wanted to be an author? What things, if any, influenced that decision? I started writing stories as soon as I learned how to print. Before that, my mother, an ex-elementary-school teacher, read to me—wonderful stories from such classics as Mother Goose , Winnie the Pooh , and The Wind in the Willows. I loved interesting stories, and my mother encouraged me to write my own.
She saved many of them, like the one pictured above. Looking back, most involved some kind of mystery, so the Kate Hamilton Mystery series is right on the path I started down long ago. With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd? My books are best described as traditional mysteries with cozy characteristics.
They stand out because they are set in the U. Since I grew up in the high-end antiques trade, writing about that world comes naturally. I think my books also stand out because they involve precious objects from the past and an element of history. Do you work from an outline or plot, or do you just see where the characters take you? Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad?
Do you do anything special to get those reviews? Authors love getting feedback from readers at least I do. Did they guess who the killer was in advance? We hope not. Some reviews are difficult. I had one on Goodreads that gave away the identity of the killer in the first sentence.
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Some reviews are unfair. For example, a friend of mine got a one-star review on her wonderful book because it arrived in the mail damaged. Maybe I should, but it always feels a little like currying favor. Fortunately my publisher takes care of all the trade reviews and peer author reviews.
Start writing mysteries sooner! I began writing professionally rather late, after raising two sons and a twenty-five-year career teaching theology. Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book s? Who designs your book covers? Covers are incredibly important because they give the reader hints about what to expect inside.
In general, cozy covers have lots going on, bold colors, some humor, and an animal or two. Traditional mysteries often feature landscapes. Romance novels usually show the main character or characters. Suspense novels and thrillers use darker colors and stark graphics. Literary fiction covers are artsy and cool. My publisher, Crooked Lane, has an art department that develops my covers. I love what they came up with for bothmbooks. Please give us an insight into your main characters. What do you think makes them special? My protagonist, Kate Hamilton, is a recent widow with two college-age children.
She grew up in the antiques trade and owns a small shop in her hometown, featuring fine objects from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Three years before the series opens, her Scottish-born husband died of a massive heart attack. Having lost her brother, her father, and her husband—each suddenly and unexpectedly—Kate guards her heart. This becomes a problem when, in Scotland, she meets a charming English detective inspector named Tom Mallory.
A brutal murder brings them together, and they pool their skills to solve a series of murders, both current and historical. When I was teaching, each week I wrote a fifty-minute lecture. That discipline prepared me to produce a lot of writing in a short period of time when necessary. Do you write full-time or part-time? What do your plans for future projects include? I try to write full-time—unless life intervenes, as it so often does. I work trade shows four times a year and travel internationally, so I do take breaks. At least once each year, my husband and I travel to the U.
Putting raw words on a blank page is the hardest thing I do because those first words are never elegant, and I love elegant writing. The easiest thing I do is revising, rewriting, and polishing those words into language that flows and resonates with my vision. I love that part of writing—so much that I often begin a writing session by lightly revising the previous chapter to get myself in the mood.