INTERVIEW WITH LIZ FREELAND

MURDER IN MIDTOWN by Liz Freeland brings to life New York in the early 1900s.  Besides a good mystery, readers will be enlightened about the different social issues during that era. The plot begins with a fire breaking out at a publicity house.  It is the one Louise Faulk works at while waiting to see if she has passed the exam to become a NYPD police officer. As the investigation of the charred ruins begins, rumors of foul play are already circulating. Trying to get to the truth, the firm’s surviving partner asks Louise to investigate the matter, knowing she has experience in police issues. While trying to find who murdered her boss,...

INTERVIEW WITH V. M. Burns

The Puppy Who Knew Too Much by V. M. Burns is a dog lover’s delight.  The three dogs in the story will make readers laugh and sympathize with the main character Lilly Echosby.  Beyond the dog antics the story has a good mystery with many twists and thrills. It appears that Lilly is a murder magnet.  The first book in this series has her in the middle of a divorce, when her husband is killed.  She becomes a person of interest and a widow in that moment. Now, in this second book she is also a person of interest when murdered bodies seem to pile up around her. First, her dog Aggie digs up a buried body and then her neighbor is found...

INTERVIEW WITH MADDIE DAY

The pseudonymous Maddie Day is a woman of mystery—which is fitting, given the kinds of books she writes. These include the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, which debuted in December 2018 with MURDER ON CAPE COD. Under her true name, Edith Maxwell, she is the Agatha- and Macavity Award-nominated author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two elderly cats, and enjoys cooking and gardening when she’s not writing.   MURDER ON CAP COD marks a unique collaboration between Day’s publisher, Kensington, and...

INTERVIEW WITH STEPHANIE BLACKMOORE

Gown With The Wind (A Wedding Planner Mystery Book 4) Stephanie Blackmoore Kensington Pub. Dec. 18th, 2018 Gown With The Wind By Stephanie Blackmoore is a parody of the classic movie Gone With The Wind. It has the famous line of “As G-d is my witness,” characters that have similar personalities, and names to match. Readers will have fun with the comparisons and might even be interested in viewing the timeless masterpiece movie. As with the film, the book storyline has a murder, attempted murder, vandalism, and even arson. This is all happening during the planning of the wedding of Keith Pierce and Becca Cunningham. They have asked Keith’s...

BOOK REVIEW: LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS

  LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS by Rosemary Simpson brings to life New York City during the 1880s in a historical mystery. It is rich in the culture of the time with a riveting Colombo type crime.  Readers know who has done it and seek clues with the characters to find the proof. The plot opens with New York opera singer Claire Buchanan calling on the investigative services of Prudence MacKenzie and her partner, Geoffrey Hunter. Claire shows up at their door begging them to find out exactly how her twin sister, Catherine, and newborn daughter died, believing it was not from natural causes. Catherine’s husband, Aaron Sorenson, is a...