Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Setting - Texas
Camel Press (January 15, 2018)
Paperback: 256 pages
E-Book ASIN: B076XVG8JP
Book descriptionWhen Nora Alexander drives into Piney Woods, Texas, to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish, she has no idea what awaits her. First she is run off the road, then the sealed letter she delivers turns out to be a scathing rebuke to the town’s most beloved citizen and favored candidate for Piney Woods Pioneer: Adam Brockwell. Next thing you know, Adam has been murdered in a nasty knife attack. Suspicion instantly falls on Nora, one of the last people to see him alive. After all, everyone in Piney Woods loved him. Or did they? Nora learns that her mother had a complicated past she never shared with her daughter. Told not to leave town by Tuck the flirty sheriff, Nora finds a job with Tuck’s Aunt Marty trying to get the rundown Tunie Hotel back in the black. The old hotel was Piney Woods’ heart and soul in its heyday as an oil boomtown. Now the secrets it harbors may be the key to getting Nora off the hook. She’s going to need to solve the mystery quickly to avoid arrest, or worse: becoming the killer’s next victim.
Meet the author - Teresa TrentTeresa Trent lives in Houston, Texas and is an award-winning mystery writer. She writes the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series, is a regular contributor to the Happy Homicides Anthologies. Teresa is happy to add her Henry Park Mystery Series to her publishing credits with Color Me Dead, the first book in the series. Teresa has also won awards for her work in short stories where she loves to dabble in tales that are closer to the Twilight Zone than small town cozies. When Teresa isn’t writing, she is a full-time caregiver for her son and teaches preschoolers music part-time. Her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, waiting for brownies to come out of the oven, and of course, a good mystery.
Author Links FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/teresatrentmysterywriter
Observe the Mystery Around You
By Teresa TrentIn my latest mystery Murder of a Good Man, the main character, Nora finds a letter her mother wrote to a man in Piney Woods, Texas. This was one of the final things her mother touched and Nora feels that it is important enough for her to drive to an oil – bust town in Texas and deliver it personally. Have you ever had a mystery in your life that you just couldn't let alone? I don't think I've ever had a mystery that propelled me to a different state, but I do see things every day that I'm curious about. I often go about observing people with my writer's binoculars. I see people helping people or not helping people and wonder what made them that way. There are characters walking among us. They just don't know that. Everything around you is a mystery. If you just take a moment to look at it. What kind of person delivers Meals on Wheels? What kind of person takes your park at the mall? What kind of person turns in their taxes. At 11:52 PM on April 15?
Taking time to unravel the mysteries of life can give you a new outlook and a childlike curiosity. Whenever I find myself waiting in an airport. I like to sit quietly and watch people as they board and disembark from planes. Some are in a hurry, some are confused, some are extremely tired. Some are looking at me thinking, what an interesting character I would make. Next time you find yourself waiting in a doctor's office, an airport, or in your car watching for your kids after school, take a minute to observe your surroundings and find a mystery to unravel.
My final question for the comment section is how far would you go to deliver a mystery letter?
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