I am excited to have Debra visit today for
20 Quick Questions!!
Favorite Candy – dark chocolate
Favorite Snack – peanut butter (on a knife works in a pinch!)
Favorite Soft Drink – Ginger Ale…like maybe twice a year
Favorite Hard Drink – Gave them up years ago (but I did a whisky tasting at Edinburgh Castle last year!)
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Dulce de leche
Favorite Movie – Today? Leap Year
Favorite TV Show – Today? Shetland!
Favorite Book – Outlander
Favorite Fictional Character – Black Beauty
Favorite Super Hero – Christopher Reeves as Superman (that’s the extent of my Super Hero knowledge).
Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Sting
Favorite Carnival Ride – Tilt A Whirl
Favorite Spring Activity – Rushing to finish little jobs around the house in preparation for summer guests
Favorite Summer Activity – Shopping for fabric
Favorite Fall Activity – Catching up on Sleep (but it’s the best time to travel, too!)
Favorite Winter Activity – BingeWatching mysteries and making soup on a Sunday
Favorite Place to Read – in bed
Favorite Place to Write – my recliner
Dream Vacation Destination – the UK. I saw parts of Scotland but I need to go back and see more, plus Wales and England.
The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries)
2nd in Series
Journey Fiction (August 4, 2017)
Paperback: 302 pages
E-Book ASIN: B0749K9NZX
Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until…
Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.
As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.
Praise For The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries)
by Debra E. Marvin
Set in the days when every young girl dreamed of following in Nancy Drew’s shadow, with the added attraction of men in kilts and a delectable Scottish brogue, this exciting mystery will sweep you off your feet.
The writing is strong, and the characters well-developed. The balance of romance vs. mystery is about right for my tastes (i.e., almost all mystery with just a bit of romance). Ms. Marvin seems like an author to watch.
~The Ninja Librarian
The Case of the Clobbered Cad is just the right amount of campy with a dash of romance, a bit of Scottish brogue, and a delightful landlady who really needs her own series 🙂
~Reading is my SuperPower
Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She is published with WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, and contracted with Journey Fiction, and a judge for the Grace Awards for many years. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.
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