(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]
Carole: Other than my own, I’d have to say some of the older books I’ve read growing up. I’m a fan of lots of mystery and suspense writers like Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Gilman, Agatha Christie, Martha Grimes, John Grisham and many others. I enjoy Dean Koontz, Clive Cussler (some of them), James Patterson, etc. Most of the time, if it has suspense and is pretty clean, I’ll read it.
(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?
Carole: Oh, my! That’s a hard choice. I suppose it would be one of Jane Austen’s female characters, and I know, they’re not suspense, but I love her books, too! I also wouldn’t mind being one of the female detectives in some of the books I read.
(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Carole: Outside the U.S., probably Italy, Spain, Scotland, Britain or Australia. I can just imagine the plot lines I could develop in some of those places! I do enjoy being w/my family though here in the states. They are some of the most precious memories we’ve spent together.
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A dead body, a missing motorcycle, a strange key, and dope are at the bottom of the trouble Denton and Alex Davies, and Taffy, their Jack Russell Terrier, run into when they head for their first stop in the Smoky Mountains immediately after early retirement.
All Denton wants is to fish and recapture his wife’s love. Instead, they find the body of Anthony Risler with a bullet hole in his head. None of the campground people, or even the sheriff, pretend to like Denton and his snoopy questions, and everyone seems to be lying.
Denton figures Risler’s missing bike has to hide some kind of evidence that incriminates the murderer. Archie McGhee, the campground manager is self-centered and greedy enough to hide the motorcycle for the murderer, so why doesn’t he know where the bike is now? The Stillwells, although good-looking and popular, brag way too much to suit the Davies. The expensive S-shaped, ruby watch they foist onto Alex ought to play into the mystery, yet Denton can find no evidence of it. The drug-using, gun-toting man who chases Taffy knows more than he’s telling and raises questions in Denton’s mind even when forced to partner with the man.
Why is the sheriff ignoring obvious clues, and why would he leave a bribery note lying around where Denton’s suspicious eyes can see it? When Denton finds the keys with the strange looking C charm Alex and Denton realize only their pastor’s wife, back in Ohio, and the small, cherry-wood box Risler gave her, can provide the final clue they need to reveal the killer.
Denton wrestles with his personal demons of self-blame over his nephew’s death while riding a bike. Alex resents Denton’s riding roughshod over her feelings. When he thinks her love is fading, he’s determined to woo her back. But if he doesn’t find the young man’s murderer, their love may stretch to the breaking point.
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?
Connect with her here:
Personal blog: http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com/
I also am part of several other blogs:
Stitches in Time: http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/
Barn Door Book Loft: http://www.barndoorbookloft.net/