Deadly Broadcast: A World War II Mystery
by Kate Parker
It is my pleasure to welcome Kate Parker to Escape With Dollycas today!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Kate Parker and I have the best job in the world. I love writing mysteries and entertaining readers. I’m a mother, a grandmother, and a dog owner (although I think the dog owns me). I’ve lived most of my life in Virginia and the Carolinas, and while it’s lovely here, I love to travel. I get the best story ideas when I travel.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
To research, I like to go to the “scene” to visit museums and city streets. I like to read books written in and about that time period, and I have a subscription to the British Newspaper Archives which is great source material. I do more research while I’m writing than before I start a book, because I never know what I’ll need to know when I start writing.
Do you ever suffer from Writer’s Block?
No Writer’s Block, but I do have to stop and rethink when I realize I’ve put things in the wrong order in a story.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
If you want to become a published writer, you need to love to read in your chosen genre and you have to love the solitude of actually writing the story.
When you are not writing what do you like to do?
When I’m not writing, I like to read, eat (someone else’s cooking. Trust me, never eat my cooking), and travel.
How has the COVID pandemic affected you and you’re writing.
Covid has affected my travel, but it hasn’t affected my writing. I’m naturally solitary when I write, so a lockdown is the perfect condition for my writing.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
It’s more a question of where do I want to travel next. I have two trips planned, one to the Netherlands and Belgium, and the other across the route of the Shetland Bus from WWII and then around the British Isles. I plan to get good research from both of these trips. I’d like to go to Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel, Jordan, Turkey…the list goes on and on. I’m naturally curious.
What is next on the horizon for you?
Next is the ninth book in the Deadly Series, Deadly Rescue. I have a Regency mystery in a magical realism village for an anthology that should come out soon. I hope to write some stories for my Victorian/Edwardian mystery series. I hope to get a lot done between here and the horizon.
Deadly Broadcast is the eighth book in The Deadly Series of World War II mysteries by Kate Parker.
Thank you Kate for visiting today!
Now, keep reading to learn about Kate’s latest, Deadly Broadcast!
About Deadly Broadcast
Deadly Broadcast: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Setting – London, from just after Christmas, 1939 until mid-January, 1940
JDP Press (March 8, 2022)
Number of Pages ~320
ASIN : B09PWNXQW7
The phony war has dragged out past Christmas into a dark and dreary New Year, 1940.
In the blackout, someone murdered BBC engineer Frank Kennedy, making him more popular dead than alive. A blackmailer and bully, he sold out his friends, assaulted his Broadcasting House colleagues, and sabotaged his employer.
Kennedy was also a government informant against the IRA. Despite arrests of members, the IRA is still planning more attacks against British civilians. Attacks Frank Kennedy might have been involved in.
Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster orders newspaper reporter Olivia Redmond to find Kennedy’s killer and learn which of the many motives led to his murder. Olivia quickly learns how vicious Frank Kennedy was and halfway hopes his killer escapes hanging.
Until his killer strikes again…
A clean read. No blatant sex, violence, or bad language.
More About Kate Parker
Since she was unable to build a time machine in her backyard, Kate Parker immerses herself in research and then creates the world that lives inside each book that she writes. Her favorite place is London and her time travel destination is anywhere from the late Victorian era through World War II. Since she lives in the Carolinas with her daughter and a 95-pound puppy, the practical side of her is thankful for air conditioning and all the modern comforts of life. Comforts she will take with her if she ever figures out how to build her time machine.
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