Series: Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives
Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 21, 2015)
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?
This fun and witty whodunit will have you laughing till the very end. I was captivated by Dee and her friends as they try to find out who the killer is and close the case all the knitting. It is a fun read and so well written you will feel like you are part of the town and the story. Charming and fun, you won't want to stop reading.
All books in the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series are standalones.
Character Interview with Dee
This is the third time the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives have gotten themselves involved in a criminal investigation. How in the world did you get mixed up with that gang?
I didn’t have any choice! I can’t seem to get away from those crazy ladies. And believe me, I’ve tried. My grandma, Rosemary, is one of the crew. I love my grandma, really I do, but those knitters are trouble with a capital T.
In three sentences, tell us about your story.
It’s a bit embarrassing but let’s keep it at my husband being a total jerk that got himself killed. For reasons beyond me, the lead detective investigating the murder decided I killed the bastard (I didn’t, trust me). Those crazy knitters decided to jump on that and solve the mystery.
Are you the hero of your story?
Not even a tiny bit. I just go with the flow and kind of let everyone else take the lead. Does that make me weak? Yeah, that makes me weak. Gosh darn it! I don’t want to be weak anymore. Can you not mention to Tommy that I said I wasn’t the hero of my own story? He gets upset if he thinks I’m putting myself down.
It sounds like your story could have some conflict in it. Do you embrace or run from conflict?
Run, run, run as fast as I can. I do not like conflict.
Since everyone and their grandmother are trying to find you a partner, it’s fair to ask – what is the quality you most desire in a man?
How many times do I have to say that I don’t want a man right now before anyone listens to me? Oh, Dee, it’s for your own good, they say. Bleech. Celibacy is looking real good right now.
Do you find your true love in your story?
I think so. Maybe. Oh, shoot. I’m just not sure.
Who should play you in a film adaptation of your story?
Amanda Seyfried – definitely. So what if she’s younger than me? And okay she’s scorching hot and I’m a scorching mess. It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Oh wait, that’s from something else. Never mind.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I like to play poker. It’s not really a big secret or anything, but I’m pretty good at it and that seems to surprise people – mostly men.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
Hmm… that’s a good one. Life is pretty awesome right now and I don’t want to jinx anything by wishing for me. That’s weak and crazy, isn’t it? Yeah, still working on the weak thing.
What do you like best about yourself?
*scratches head* Can I get back to you on that one?
What do you like least about yourself?
This is an easy one. That I took so much sh*t from my husband before I left him. I never thought I could shovel that amount of sh*t. Never believed that I would. Live and learn, Dee. Live and learn.
If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
I would never have married that rat of a husband Brock. Okay, wait, that’s not true. I wouldn’t be where I am today – which is pretty awesome – if I hadn’t married him. Can I say nothing?
What’s next for Dee?
As my husband’s only heir, I came into a bit of money recently. I’ll be using that to work on getting my editing business going. Doesn’t sound very exciting I know, but I’m nearly peeing my pants in excitement. I get to do what I want, when I want. Man, that feels good to say.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than I would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my seventh book.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1438239628&sr=8-5
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