Death in Nostalgia City has made the best-seller list. Okay, not The New York Times list or USAToday or the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s on the Mendocino coast’s Independent Coast Observer’s best seller list. Supplied by Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala, Calif., the list shows the most popular books on that beautiful stretch of northern California.
The store hosted me for a talk about murder mysteries and I signed copies of my book. Many thanks to Joel and Jeremy Crockett who operate the bookstore.
“The book pulled me in from the very beginning and never let me go.” That’s a quote from a just-posted review of Death in Nostalgia City by the Open Book Society.
“I had to keep turning pages as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen to Lyle and Kate” the reviewer wrote. For the complete review, go to the Open Book Society’s website.
Where are we?
Locales for murder mysteries can become almost another character in the story. A good mystery can not only capture your imagination and challenge you with clues, it can transport you anywhere on the globe. Do you like mysteries at the seashore, in dark alleys or mountain tops? In a new guest column on Cecile Sune’s website, I explore the importance of locales. The story is filled with examples from some wonderful novels.
Coming next time: reviews of two new, exciting mystery novels featuring strong-willed female amateur sleuths.