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The Connecticut Corpse Caper
by Tyler Colins
The Connecticut Corpse Caper (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 1)
1st Book in Series
Print Length: 317 pages
The antics of seven inheritance recipients during a week-long stay at a Connecticut estate are detailed by protagonist Jill Jocasta Fonne. The will of her aunt stipulates that if anyone leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining. As it happens, one does leave—permanently—when he dies just hours after arrival. Guests and staff alike have secrets to share as Jill and her colleagues, Rey and Linda, discover when they step out of their chosen professions into the roles of amateur sleuths. But are these secrets the reasons that bodies start appearing and disappearing? Others soon join in the sleuthing, and the bumbling and stumbling—and mayhem—begin.
Novice sleuths Jill, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled their way through The Connecticut Corpse Caper with winning results. That success prompted the trio to become bona-fide detectives. The first official assignment for the owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency: discover the dirty little secret of an elderly millionaire’s pretty, young wife. This sounds easy enough—until the wife is found dead along a Pacific shoreline. One murder evolves into several, with any one of a cornucopia of curious persons being the potential killer. Dealers, informants, and the seedy world of drugs enter the paradisiacal picture. This is a perfect opportunity to hone detecting skills and prove the newfound Hawaiian-based agency is a viable venture. Can the trio unravel the intriguing twists . . . before the twists ravel them?
Rookie private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled through The Connecticut Corpse Caper and Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? with stellar results. Now the trio, proud owners of the Tripe Threat Investigation Agency, have yet another multi-murder mystery to solve. Who set up their client, socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, to take the rap? And where is nutty Coco Person, who has been MIA since the murders went down? In their detecting travels, they meet up with former acquaintances, some of who may not be all that they seem. Add bombs and debt collectors (limb breakers) to the list of ingredients, and you have one explosive recipe.
Interview With The Author –
What initially got you interested in writing?
As an only child, I read (a lot!). Mysteries were my favorite, which goes without saying. One day, I thought I’d pick up a pen and write my own as another form of entertainment. Creating—be it through words or art—has always been gratifying.
What genres do you write in?
Mystery and women’s fiction . . . and non-fiction if you consider blog posts.
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
I’ve always loved puzzles and mysteries certainly provide those. Women’s fiction tends to encompass soul-searching and/or personal growth, which provides proverbial “food for thought”.
How did you break into the field?
Publishing mysteries as e-Books helped me break into the field. Belonging to mystery writers’ associations back when allowed me to gain insight into the sphere and develop skills.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
Quite simply, I hope readers are entertained, smile and chuckle a little (or a lot), and enter that “reader cosmos” we like to escape to now and again.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Seeing characters come to life, having a story blossom, experiencing a sense of accomplishment when a project has come to fruition.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
The biggest challenge is finding time to write. I put in an hour a day (maybe two or three on Saturdays and Sundays), but with a full-time job and everyday obligations/challenges, it’s very difficult to get everything on paper the way I’d like. But it’s all good; it’s all part of the process.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Don’t waste time dreaming or thinking, just write . . . write . . . write. Read authors in your genre. Learn basic editing techniques (or find folks that can provide useful feedback and use it). Don’t ever give up! And make “Patience & Perseverance” your motto.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Mysteries, mysteries, and more mysteries. <LOL>
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
My dream of becoming an American . . . the desire to one day reside in Hawaii . . . a love of spirituality and animals . . . ?
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
People can check out my e-Books on Amazon, Goodreads, or Smashwords.
To get an idea of what I’m about, there’s a blog featuring a hodge-podge of weekly posts (what piques my interest, how I’m feeling, what my goals/dreams are). www.creativespider3me.com/creative-spider-3
A new blog has just been created that will be dedicated to writing (the journey, knowledge gained), but it’s still in its infancy stage, so I’m hesitant to provide a link right now.
Ah yes, there are also weekly installments to “Odd Woman Out” on Wattpad.
Please feel free to email me at TylerUS3@gmail.com.
About The Author –
Tyler Colins is primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. She’ll also create business plans, synopses, film promotion and sales documents.
Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (she likes playing detective and developing structure).
Her fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. Her genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction.
She aims to provide readers with smiles and chuckles like the ever-talented Janet Evanovich and the sadly passed and missed Lawrence Sanders, the “coziness” of Jessica Fletcher, and a few diversions and distractions as only long-time pros Jonathan Kellerman and Kathy Reichs can craft.
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