My guest is Sandra Nikolai, award-winning author of the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott mystery series. Today she answers a question that interests many of us. It address the deep-down question of why some authors are compelled to write mysteries, and it hints at the mesmerizing nature of mystery stories. I for one, can attest to the spellbinding nature of Sandra's books—I just can't put them down. Here's Sandra. Why Write a Mystery Series? As any TV soap opera enthusiast would attest, a … [Read more...] about Why Write a Mystery Series?
Archives for 2013
TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN publishes December 20th on Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, but you can pre-order it now for 99¢ at Apple or Barnes & Noble or Smashwords where you can sample a good chunk of the book. Short Blurb: Fina finds a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. She discovers that the dead woman’s young grandson is also missing and begins a hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny and … [Read more...] about Too Quiet In Brooklyn
A Murder, A Mystery, and One Woman Determined to Find the Truth . . . MURDER ON THE RUE CASSETTE, the fourth book in the Serafina Florio mystery series, is available on Amazon. It's Paris in 1874. The story begins with the sparkle of the first impressionist exhibit. But that night, when a countess is found shot to death in the Rue Cassette, Serafina investigates the brutal murder. As the plot twists, Serafina and her friends find themselves in the dangerous grip of a mind gone … [Read more...] about Murder On The Rue Cassette
TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN publishes December 20th, but you can pre-order it for 99¢ at Barnes & Noble or download a 20% sample of the book at Smashwords. Short Blurb: Fina finds a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. She discovers that the dead woman’s young grandson is also missing and begins a hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly … [Read more...] about Pushed by an Unseen Force
Here's a scene from Murder On The Rue Cassette, publishing early next month. It stars Carmela and Tessa. They are visiting one of Busacca's three millinery stores in Paris, this one in Montparnasse. Paris, April 1874 Ricci laughed. “I’m even less of a designer, but let me introduce you to our chief of design.” They followed him to a desk in the corner of the workroom where a woman of a certain age sat looking through half-glasses at a book brimming with swatches of fabric. Ricci … [Read more...] about A Hat for Tessa