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Tied Up with Strings (A Serebral Seniors Mystery)
by Madeline McEwen

About the Book

Tied Up with Strings (A Serebral Seniors Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Imajin Qwickies, An imprint of Imajin Books (December 11, 2017)
Print Length: 85 pages
ASIN: B077PLNWY9

An Imajin Qwickies® Mystery/Crime Novella

Big mysteries often come in small packages…

When curmudgeonly private detective Betty Grape visits a young friend, who is housesitting in a remote village in England for Christmas vacation, something seems out of place. Her friend, Catia, is visibly nervous. Is she worried about the young men in the decrepit caravan in next door’s back garden? Or is Catia involved in the disappearance of the homeowner’s invalid wife?

As an American, Betty discovers the locals are full of friendly gossip but taciturn about solid facts. Though they are determined to keep Betty from butting in on their territory, she blunders through the social morass of narrow-minded foreigners and their broad Dorset accents. Can she unravel the tight knots of this mystery? Will she find the perpetrator under thickly thatched rooves or behind floral chintz curtains?

About the Author

GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR

The Bechdel Test

 

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with this, but I’ve been telling anyone who will listen.

Run your eye over this visual test:

  1. Are there at least two NAMED women?
  2. Who talk about something other than a man?

Although this test is meant for movies, I think it is equally applicable to stories. Does TIED UP WITH STRINGS pass this test?

Well, I’m glad you asked. I do have two named women, Betty Grape my amateur sleuth, and Catia Ann Titchell, Betty’s friend, so I pass the first part of the test.

What about the second part? Do they talk about anything other than a man? To tell the truth, this is more difficult. Betty and Catia talk about a lot of men, both romantically, and, more importantly, as suspects in the investigation, as well as canvassing the locals to eliminate them.

Does this mean that TIED UP WITH STRINGS fails the second half of the test? Maybe. Perhaps we need to tweak the test for murder cases, or is that cheating? What do you think? Enjoy this quick read, and get back to me. Can’t wait to hear your opinion.

 

Madeline McEwen is an ex-pat from the UK, bi-focaled and technically challenged. She and her Significant Other manage their four offspring, one major and three minors, two autistic, two neurotypical, plus a time-share with Alzheimer’s. In her free time, she walks the canines and chases the felines with her nose in a book and her fingers on a keyboard.

 

Author Links

Website http://www.madelinemcewen.c

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00Q41VUFI

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/macmaddy/pins/

Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/MadMcEwen

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/madeline.mcewenasker

GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9886841.Madeline_McEwen

Blog http://whittereronautism.com/

 

Purchase Link

http://getbook.at/TiedUpwStrings

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