Monday, March 22, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Let Sleeping Murder Lie by Carmen Radtke-GUEST POST


Let Sleeping Murder Lie
by Carmen Radtke
Genre: Cozy Mystery

A wildly entertaining read for lovers of cosy mystery and romance alike’ 
Fiona Leitch, author of ‘The Nosey Parker mysteries’

Love can be the death of you ...

American Eve Holdsworth is living her quintessential English dream in a picturesque village in the countryside. Meeting an attractive stranger adds to the appeal.

But Ben Dryden is a pariah in Eve’s new neighbourhood, since his wife was murdered five
years ago, and he was the only suspect. Eve, who is absolutely sure someone as charming as Ben could never be a killer, is determined to solve the case and clear Ben’s name, even if it’s against his will.

Soon enough Eve finds herself in deep waters, and with her life at stake, she can only pray that her romantic notions won’t be the end of her ...

Carmen has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.
She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.
When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.
The shaken but stirring novel made it to the longlist of the Mslexia competition, and her next book and first mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner.
Carmen was born in Hamburg, Germany, but had planned on emigrating since she was five years old. She first moved to New Zealand and now lives in York, UK, with her daughter, cat, and sometimes her seafaring husband comes home.


Confessions of a Criminal Mind

I’ve always written, since I discovered that I could use a pen and paper to make up poems (when you’re seven, any rhyme will do) and stories (the hamster and the stolen diamonds could’ve become a classic had I but known about the concept of a second draft).

Is it any wonder I became a newspaper journalist, sticking to facts and deadlines so tight I rarely got to explore the concept of a second draft?

Most reporter want to write a novel one day, lavishing time on crafting one immaculate sentence after another. Me too. Which is why, with impeccable timing, my first novel was partly written under my desk, while I typed away like a woman obsessed between earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ten years later, I’ve published five historical cozies, one literary historical novel, which makes “Let Sleeping Murder Lie” my first contemporary cozy.

As a reader I’m polygamous, voracious and insatiable. I love historical fiction, mysteries, grittier crime, comedy, thriller, some fantasy and science-fiction … After moving half-way around the world twice, I still have the complete works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rex Stout, Ngaio Marsh, plus Janet Evanovich, Dick Francis, Terry Pratchett, Tony Hillerman, Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess, and a few more. On second thought, in about two-thirds of the books on my shelves, there usually is crime of some kind involved, although I leave the gritty versions to other writers.

Lately, my writing tends to feature a lot of dogs and the occasional owl. Maybe one day I’ll be able to use that thrilling scenario with the hamster and the stolen diamonds. Like every novelist, I store away ideas for the moment when they are ready to have their day on the page. Although I will definitely not subject the world to my youthful poetry.

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