Emerging Writers: Guest Post #2 A Cape Cod Cozy
This is all about, DIE LAUGHING, a cape cod mystery, what they call a cozy, by Arlene Kay. Take it away Arlene!
I’ve been a mystery buff since birth. I cut my teeth on Christie, sashayed through Sayres and worshipped at the well-shod boots of The Great Detective.
Small wonder that I’m a mystery writer! My first published novel (INTRUSION) combined romantic suspense with a medical mystery.
I switched to a third person cozy for my latest, DIE LAUGHING, and back again to first person for my next two. Odd as it may seem, my characters dictate which point of view best fits them.
As a reader, I adore unearthing clues, evaluating motives and finding the murderer. Any author who deprives me of that pleasure is guilty of foul play! Each of my novels allows astute readers to unmask the culprit. In the process, I want them to enjoy the ride while keeping their tongues firmly in cheek. Droll observations and wry humor are my weaknesses and strength.
In the Christie tradition, I set DIE LAUGHING in a small Cape Cod town. It’s not St. Mary Mead but passion, greed and jealousy still abound. Now picture this:
A Cape Cod village, a grisly murder, and a priceless comic book collection. Mix these ingredients, stir in a side of romance, and serve a cozy mystery that thriller author C.E. Lawrence calls, “a rollicking good story.”
Die Laughing presents a cast of intriguing characters with secrets to hide and motives for murder.
Author Kevin Symmons had this to say about Die Laughing, “Agatha Christie meets Susan Isaacs … on steroids!”
I hope you enjoy it. A visit to Cape Cod is always interesting.
Author web site & blog: http://arlenekay.com
Author blog site: http://www.mysteryminx.com
Author twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AKMysteries
Thanks Arlene for being our second guest post writer. Your story is very interesting. I want to visit Cape Cod, but they only way that will happen in the near future will be by reading one of your books!
This guest post is the second in a regular series in 2013 where I will be showcasing emerging writers on this blog.
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