Hazards in Hampshire (A British Book Tour Mystery)
by Emma Dakin
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About Hazards in Hampshire
Hazards in Hampshire (A British Book Tour Mystery)
1st in Series
Camel Press (October 15, 2019)
Paperback: Number of Pages 190
Digital ASIN: B07V2K7QTB
Moving to a quiet English village should have been tranquil, but Claire Barclay learns that even an invitation to tea can be deadly. Who killed Mrs. Paulson, the president of the local Mystery Books Club? Was the motive for murder located in the archives of the book club? The members of the books club might have reason to want Mrs. Paulson’s out of the way. She had lived in the village all her life, been involved in many organizations and societies and knew many secrets of the villagers. Was one secret too dangerous for her to keep? She had been wealthy and left her money to a member of the club. Could the legatee have been impatient for her inheritance? Who cared enough to want her dead? Claire, an expert in solving problems in her job as a tour guide, decides to delve into the archives and into the lives of the villagers—and find out.
Guest Post from the Author
Facing a New Computer Program
It was Patricia Moyes who said, “Research is endlessly beguiling; it’s the writing that’s work.” I could happily spend my time roaming along the rivers in Hampshire, gazing into the sea in Cornwall and contemplating Ralph’s Cross on the Yorkshire Moors, but I do have to come home and write. While it is work, I love it. Even the editing. Even the re-writes. If I could stay in my study and create characters, laugh at their dialogue and spend hours searching for the absolutely right word, I’d be happy. Not possible, of course. Someone has to cook the meals; someone has to walk the dog; someone has to market the finished book. I must get my books out to readers because readers need new books–and I like readers. Once I connect with readers, I’m happy. It’s the in-between stage, the stage where I have to set up mailing systems, connect with other marketers and respond to computer programs that irk me. I have to choose the computer program I’m going to use. The various and varied types of programs offered to help me be more efficient in reaching out to readers almost overwhelm me. I think readers are savvy. They know about these programs and how to use them. They connect with authors and they can be a wonderful help in their responses, but I have to reach out to them. When I have made my choice of what program to use and filled in all the little details required to make those programs work, I’ll be relieved—until the program doesn’t work, or the power goes off or…. When I consider all the different computer programs I’ve learned over my writing career and all the new ways of inputting information and connecting I’ve mastered, I should be confident that this new organizational tool will be easy. Time-consuming, but easy. Somehow writing an 80,000 word book seems more possible.
About Emma Dakin
This is Emma Dakin’s first series, set in Britain the homeland of Emma’s grandparents. Emma channels her mother’s inherited English culture along with the attitudes and sayings of the modern Brits. She travels widely in England and at one point this May while travelling through the Yorkshire Moors she had all the tourists in a tour bus looking for a good place to hide a body. As Marion Crook, she has published many novels of adventure and mystery for young adult and middle grade readers as well as non-fiction for adults and young adults and non-fiction on social issues. Firmly in the cozy mystery genre now, and committed to absorbing the culture and changing world of Britain, she plans to enjoy the research and the writing of cozies.
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