"Inspector! Finally, I have gotten through to you. This is urgent. I know who the killer is, and you need to hurry. He has another girl!" Diane's words tumbled out of her in her haste to get the information where it could do some good.
"What? How?" said the Inspector.
"That's completely the wrong question right now, Inspector. Who? Who is the question of the moment. And the who is called......"
The village of Apple Mews is known for its old-world charm and friendly neighbors. No crime to speak of, except for a few startling occurrences during the past year. Now things have finally settled, and everyone is enjoying the safe haven they've always known and loved.However, when a traumatized girl from a nearby town appears on her doorstep, mystery author Diane Dimbleby isknee-deep in the middle of another whodunit.
Monica Hopedoesn't have any enemies that she knows of, so she frantically reaches out to Diane afterreceiving a macabre package that contains a bejeweled severed finger. Inspector Darrel Crothers is called in and Diane hopes that together, with his experience and her uncanny sleuthing, they can solve this new inquest easily, but only if they work quickly. The inspector is dealing with personal demons of his own--struggling a demanding career with a patient, yet lonely wife--and he's a bit distracted;therefore, Diane calls on a longtime friend for a favor.
The investigation leads Diane to a local jeweler, who helps identify the exquisite ring on the deceased's finger.But a case of mistaken identity catapults the case in a direction Diane never saw coming. Clues are beginning to add up, andso are potential suspects.Can Diane and Darrell catch the killer before they strike again?
A curious writer. A determined detective. A not-so-special delivery. Murder in the Mail: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery is part of a series of books by author Penelope Sotheby.
If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love this Diane Dimbleby adventure.
Interview with the Author
Q - Can you tell us more about your book "Murder in Bermuda:An Anna Winters Cozy Mystery" and the Cozy Mystery Set "Murder in Paradise". What is it about?
A - This book is about Anna Winters, a wedding planner, who is tasked with solving a murder at a wedding reception she is overseeing. There are various suspects and Anna has to interview them and sift through the clues to find out who the culprit is. Over the course of this whodunit series Anna transitions from being a good wedding planner to one of the top whodunit detectives.
Q - Who would this book appeal to, who is your target market?
A - Women between 35 - 65 but anyone really who loves whodunit books.
Q - Can you tell us more about Anna Winters? Who is she?
A - Anna is in her mid-30s and British. She is a London based wedding planner for a hotel chain but currently doing a tour of islands where the chain has hotels and performing wedding planning services for the rich and famous.