I’m delighted to be visiting Charles French’s blog today, where I discuss how this novella differs from earlier Casey Holland mysteries. Please drop by!
I am very pleased to feature Debra Purdy Kong, a wonderful writer, and her new novella!
How does this story differ from earlier Casey Holland mysteries?
The topic of crime and criminal behavior has always interested me. I studied the subject in college and graduated with a diploma in criminology years ago. After writing six full-length mysteries in my Casey Holland series, however, I began to feel mired in the darker side of human nature. So, I decided to write a fun, uncomplicated whodunit where the characters weren’t quite as sinister and twisted as in earlier novels, except perhaps for the killer. I also wanted to try a novella because I really enjoy writing and reading stories in the 15,000 to 40,000 words range.
I’ve read plenty of funny cozy mysteries but writing a shorter book with humorous elements proved to be challenging. Just when I thought I had the…
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