A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery)
by Maggie Blackburn
It is my pleasure to welcome Maggie Blackburn to Escape With Dollycas today!
What is the first book you remember reading? Curious George.
What are you reading now? Finley Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
What made you decide you wanted to write mysteries? I like that they engage both sides of my brain—the logical side and the creative side.
Do you have a special place where you like to write? No. I can write anywhere. (And I have!)
Where do the ideas for your books come from? Sometimes it’s a place or a person, and often it’s another creative thing, like books or art.
Is there anything about writing you find most challenging? Writing? No. The business? Yes. I find it very challenging, even after having been it in for many years.
What do you think makes a good story? Something that makes you feel any kind of emotion.
Which, of all your characters, do you think is the most like you? Charlotte Donovan.
What makes your books different from others out there in this genre? All cozy mysteries have very similar elements. I think my settings are unique, and my characters are a little more quirky or oddball.
What’s next on the horizon for you? I will be starting to write the second book in the Eliza Hamilton Mysteries soon—the first book, The Lace Widow was released in December under Mollie Ann Cox. I am just finishing the next Charlotte Donovan Mystery, “Hedy Lamarr’s Lost Ecstasy,” and I’m hoping to release a novella in the Buttermilk Creek series this summer.
Thank you, Maggie, for visiting today.
Keep reading for info about Maggie’s new book, A Killer Romance.
About A Killer Romance
A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – North Carolina
Crooked Lane Books (February 6, 2024)
Hardcover : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 1639106359
ISBN-13 : 978-1639106356
Digital ASIN : B0C4J77BVN
Love and murder are in the air this Valentine’s day in Maggie Blackburn’s third Beach Reads mystery, perfect for fans of Eva Gates and Miranda James.
When Beach Reads bookshop hosts a Valentine’s Day event, “Romance by the Sea,” bookseller Summer Merriweather has no idea that the guest author is under investigation for her own husband’s murder. When that same author is found dead at the local bed and breakfast, nobody assumes it’s natural causes–there were plenty of people who wanted her dead.
As Summer searches for the truth about the author’s stranger-than-fiction life, Summer finds suspicious indications of shady behavior in the author’s belongings. But the casual sleuthing is quickly derailed when Summer’s friend Glads gets hauled in for the murder, and they launch a full-blown investigation to clear her name.
As Summer and company pick through the scant clues to solve the case, they may find more treachery and heartbreak than they bargained for.
More About Maggie Blackburn
Maggie Blackburn is the pen name for bestselling mystery author Mollie Cox Bryan, who writes cozy mysteries with edge. She’s the author of several bestselling mystery series Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman’s World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People’s Choice Award. She’s also penned a historical mystery under the name of Mollie Ann Cox. She lives in Crozet, Va. and is the mother of two grown, nearly perfect daughters.
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