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Just when I bought all those reusable shopping bags: A Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic

A Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic
More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They’re made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene – but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.Read more on NPR


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New Kitty Couture Mystery and Character Interview: Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase

Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats–and one very dead Annie.

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Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie’s family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie’s fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie–if the killer doesn’t sink his claws into her first.

Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD homicide detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before its too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.


Lacy, welcome to Island Confidential. Tell us a little bit about yourself–both something we learn from Cat Got Your Cash and something that readers might not guess? 

LMC: Hmm. Well, Louisiana is my home. Specifically, the famed New Orleans Garden District. I left for college about ten years ago, hoping to find myself and break free from my parents’ money. I came bouncing back on my broke behind last summer, after an awful breakup with Pete-the-Cheat. Life, right? I decided to put my Yankee fashion degree to use NOLA style by opening Furry Godmother, a custom costume and clothing boutique for pets. It’s my personal slice of heaven, and I’m not sure why I ever left. I’ll blame naivete and youth. Also, my mother. I guess everyone knows that about me by now. What they might not know is that I’m a hopeless romantic. I put up a good front, but all I really want in life is a marriage like my folks’ and enough sequins and glitter to jazz up the world.

Who’s the character you get along with the best?

LMC: I love my best friend, Scarlet. She’s been my partner in crime since we were in diapers. Unfortunately, she has three little ones in diapers at the moment, so she’s a little busy. I’m on my own for most of my adventures, but when she slips in to join me, the mischief is 100% more fun.

Which other character do you have a conflict with?

LMC: I have an ongoing conflict with New Orleans homicide detective, Jack Oliver. He’s a pill, but he’s really easy on the eyes and he means well, so we work out the differences. For example: He wants me to stay out of his investigations, but I want to solve the crimes. He threatens obstruction, so I promise to behave. And the dance continues.

Just between you and me: What do you really think of Julie Chase? 

LMC: She’s a worrier. I’m fine. This is my town. I tell her to relax and enjoy the story, but every time I check in on her, she’s got her shoulders pressed to her ears, and she’s puffing into a paper bag. Just breathe, Julie. I’ve got this. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

What’s next for you? 

LMC: In September you can read about the trouble I got into after my dad was accused of murder in Cat Got Your Secrets. That experience was a doozie, but I got to kiss a devastatingly handsome man, so the whole near death experience trauma kind of evened out.

 


About The Author

Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.

Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie at http://juliechasebooks.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieALindsey

 

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New Mystery Series set in Ireland: Dial P for Poison. (Yes, there is a nun.)

Movies. Muffins. Murder.

Maggie Doyle moved to Ireland to escape her cheating ex and crumbling career in the San Francisco PD. When the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at her aunt’s Movie Theater Café, Maggie and her rock-hard muffins are hurled into the investigation.

With the help of her UFO-enthusiast friend, a nun, and a feral puppy, Maggie is determined to clear her aunt’s name. Can she catch the murderer before they strike again? Or will her terrible baking skills burn down the café first?

Cozy, quirky, and fun, this tongue-in-cheek mystery is a delicious introduction to the Movie Club Mysteries Series. Grab a cocktail and join Maggie as she takes her detective skills across the pond in Dial P For Poison.


Maggie, thanks for stopping by Island Confidential! Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?

MD: My name is Maggie Doyle. I grew up in San Francisco, and followed my parents’ footsteps by joining the SFPD. My mom’s a fifth generation American, but my dad was born in Ireland. I spent many childhood summers on Whisper Island, the remote Irish island where he grew up. I loved the different pace of life, the gorgeous landscape, and my Irish aunts, uncle, and cousins. When my life fell apart last year, I jumped at the chance to help my aunt, Noreen, run her café. I’d always liked the old movie theater in Smuggler’s Cove and I was thrilled to learn that Noreen had renovated it into a café with a small movie theater attached.

Something readers might not guess about me is that the reason I didn’t go back to Whisper Island for eleven years had nothing to do with my Irish ex-boyfriend breaking up with me. It hurt to feel so at home in a place I knew I could never live. My parents and brothers are all in the SFPD, and I felt pressured to follow their example. From day one, life as a police officer wasn’t the right fit for me. I have a natural nose for detection, and a desire to help people, but I hated the bureaucracy and the politics. I don’t like taking orders, and I talked back to people I shouldn’t have. I was never going to rise up the ranks like the rest of my family, as my mother constantly reminds me. I’m a lot happier doing my own thing on Whisper Island.

Who’s the character you get along with the best?

MD: Among my friends and family on Whisper Island, I can confide in my cousin, Julie. She’s a good listener, and she doesn’t pry. I also get along well with my friend, Lenny, but our relationship is more based on fun than on sharing confidences. Although I have a hunch that Lenny might need my help soon…
Q: Which other character do you have a conflict with? Why?
Police Sergeant O’Shea. He’s lazy, incompetent, and blinded by wealth and social status. He reminds me of a guy who was my superior in the SFPD, and not in a good way.

Just between you and me: What do you really think of your author, Zara?

MD: I think we’d get along if we met in real life, once she got over her shyness. I might need to loosen her up with one of my signature Peppermint Cream cocktails!

What’s next for you?

MD: I’ve decided to stay on Whisper Island for a few months. I’ll continue to help out at the Movie Theater Café, but I’m planning on some rest and relaxation. After all, how much murder and mayhem can happen on one small island?


About The Author

USA Today bestselling author Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to Ballybeg, the fictitious town in which she sets her Irish contemporary romances.

She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries (with occasional success) to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.

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Which one is the “I love you, man”?

Binge_BSPThere are certainly different types of drunks. “Sober Dave is boring, you should hang out with Drunk Dave, he’s wild!” or “She is usually a sweetheart, but watch out, she’s a mean drunk.”

Having documented the transition to our drunk alter-egos for 100s of years, we are no strangers to the concept of drunk personality types. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that alcohol can change our personalities from a sober type to a drunk type.

 

Today, research pioneered by University of Missouri graduate student, Rachel Winograd, supports the existence of at least four categories of drunk personalities. Importantly, she reveals if one’s type of drunk personality puts them at greater risk of alcohol-related harms (e.g. regrettable sexual encounters or drunken injuries), as well as alcohol addiction.

A group of 187 pairs of undergraduate drinking buddies answered questions linking their drunk personality to the “big five” personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism). Cluster analysis of these answers led to the description of four main drunk personality types as outlined below.

Not only is it a bit of fun to ask, “What kind of drunk are you?”, the drunk personality research field holds promise for the development of novel interventions to help problem drinkers.

Drunk Personality Type 1: The Ernest Hemingway

As Ernest Hemingway wrote, he ‘‘can drink hells any amount of whiskey without getting drunk.” Thankfully, this is the most common drunk personality type shared by 42% of the undergrads, who reported behaving roughly the same and only slightly changing when intoxicated.

Compared to the other personality types, the personality factors that tend to change the most when drunk — i.e. conscientiousness (being prepared, organized, prompt) and intellect ( understanding abstract ideas, being imaginative) — do not change drastically. It is no surprise then that this drunk personality type was not linked with experiencing more negative consequences or alcoholism symptoms.

Drunk Personality Type 2: The Mr. Hyde

Unfortunately, the second most common drunk personality type (23% of the sample) is the monster of a drunk named after the twisted alter-ego of Dr. Jeckyll, Mr. Hyde. They are characterized by being less conscientious, less intellectual and less agreeable than their sober selves or other drunk personality types.

Their drunk personality being the perfect recipe for increased hostility when under the influence, they are statistically more likely to have alcohol use disorder symptoms (i.e. have a higher risk of alcohol addiction). They also suffer a whole range of negative consequences from drinking, from blacking out to being arrested for drunken behavior.

Drunk Personality Type 3: The Nutty Professor

This type of drunk, comprising 20% of the study participants, does a personality 360 [1] when they get drunk. They are particularly quiet and introverted when sober, but their drunken persona has a large increase in extraversion and decrease in conscientiousness (compared to the other drunk types and their sober self). This is likened to the the Disney character, Shermen Clump, when he transforms from taking his secret chemical formula in The Nutty Professor.

Despite having the most drastic personality change, Nutty Professors were not associated with experiencing more negative alcohol-related consequences from drinking.

Drunk Personality Type 4: The Mary Poppins

The least common drunk personality type in the study, found in 15% of the participants, was ‘The Mary Poppins. They are not only particularly agreeable (i.e. embodying traits of friendliness) when sober, they are also agreeable and friendly when drunk. Like Hemmingways, they also decrease less than average in conscientiousness and intellect when getting drunk.

Their drunken sweetness sets them apart from less agreeable Hemmingways. They are essentially the opposite of the Mr Hyde drunk type of drunk, resulting in significantly less negative consequences from getting drunk.

[1] Perhaps Dr. Clark meant to write 180, as 360 degrees is a full circle that brings you back to your original orientation. Or she was making a joke that I am too obtuse to get. Either way, I’ve left the original phrasing.

REFERENCES

Hemingway, E., & Baker, C. (1981). Ernest Hemingway, selected letters, 1917-1961. New York: Macmillan Pub Co.

Winograd, R. P., Littlefield, A. K., Martinez, J., & Sher, K. J. (2012). The drunken self: The Five-Factor model as an organizational framework for characterizing perceptions of One’s own drunkenness. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(10), 1787–1793. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01796.x

Winograd, R. P., Steinley, D., & Sher, K. (2015). Searching for Mr. Hyde: A five-factor approach to characterizing “types of drunks.” Addiction Research & Theory, 24(1), 1–8. doi:10.3109/16066359.2015.1029920

This guest article originally appeared on the award-winning health and science blog and brain-themed community, BrainBlogger: What’s Your Drunk Personality Type – Nutty, Naughty or Nice?

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All the British Mysteries! (On Acorn. Wait, what is Acorn?)

I just got Acorn. Acorn is not just a nut that falls off an oak tree but it’s like Netflix, a cable like thing you subscribe to. Best deal ever for $5 a month!! The reason I got it is that I just love the British mysteries! I’m totally addicted and have been since I was a kid.
 
They didn’t have Acorn around then of course. Heck, when I was a kid color TV wasn’t even around, but there were British mysteries in books. I grew up on Sherlock, Agatha Christy, Periot, Miss Marple.
 
And now with Acorn there are these amazing mysteries I read as a kid in movie and TV form and I can watch them over and over and I do on a regular basis.
 
And there are such great new British…and Canadian and Australian…mysteries. Miss Fisher Mysteries set in 1920 Australia and they are fantastic! And then there are the Murdock Mysteries set in Canada.
 
The Murdoch Mysteries are amazing. The detective is also an inventor and there are historical figures that pop up in the series from time to time. We see Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers, Tesla…love Tesla, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, even a character who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes. He’s fantastic.

And then there’s Agatha Raisin, a contemporary mystery. Love Agatha! Mysteries set in England and Australia and Canada are like mini vacation to some place I’d love to visit and they are terrific mysteries.
 

I like the British mysteries better than American because they rely more on mystery and fantastic character development and less on special effects and sensationalism. 
 
So what about you? Do you like the Brit form of mystery better than the US? Are you more a Sherlock fan than a CSI junkie? I just love Agatha Raisin, Murdoch Mysteries, Miss Fisher Mysteries. 

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New Quaker Midwife Mystery and Research Guest Post: Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

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Praise for Delivering the Truth
by Edith Maxwell (Book 1 in this series)

Ms. Maxwell weaves a sturdy cloth from the stories of the various characters in Delivering the Truth.
~Back Porchervations

I enjoyed every minute of this book…
~Shelley’s Book Case

This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoy reading Edith Maxwell’s writing as it flows so well.
~Melina’s Book Blog

…a different type of historical cozy…I enjoyed reading a book where the protagonist is a midwife and of the Quaker faith…
~Storeybook Reviews

Rose is a smart character and the history of the story is done well.
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The author takes us into Rose’s life, making us feel as though we are right there with her in every situation. The mystery is well-developed and leaves the reader guessing right to the end.
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Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl is found shot dead. After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose’s future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally figuring out one criminal – only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?


Runabout, Phaeton, Brougham, Rockaway?

 I had the great fortune to go riding in a carriage last summer with a woman who really knows her stuff.  I’m always looking to improve the details in my late nineteenth-century Quaker Midwife Mysteries, and Susan Koso is one way to do it.

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She owns a mare named Hope. She owns a number of horse-drawn vehicles that my midwife Rose Carroll might very well have ridden in. She knows what kind of bridles and tack were used in 1888. And she’s written academic published papers on the roads, the carriage industry, and the economics of the late 1800s. How could I go wrong?

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I first met Susan at a couple of years ago at an Amesbury Carriage Museum event, where this not-young woman showed herself to be more agile and flexible than me, crawling around helping to secure carriages the museum was moving down from a second-floor loft.

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In late June when the flies and mosquitoes were all hatched and bothersome, I drove to our riding appointment a few town’s south of here, and I met her horse, Hope. Hope’s crocheted ear guard is similar to those horses would have worn to keep the bugs out of their ears and eyes. Susan hitched Hope to a beautiful restored runabout (an open two-seater conveyance with four wheels pulled by one horse), handed me a helmet, and off we went.

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We wandered around Essex County Greenbelt Association trails, rode all through Appleton Farm (which used to be my walking route when I lived in that town), and moseyed back, talking all the way. I got to experience Hope trotting, I hung on for dear life on bumpy trails and around corners, and I generally soaked up the atmosphere.

On a couple of trails, Susan said, “This would have looked exactly the same in Rose Carrols’s day.” I had to agree!
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As when I went riding the year before, I wore my long linen skirt and low boots to get a small feel for the clothing of the day.
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I never stopped picking Susan’s considerable brain. I learned more about all the different kinds of vehicles: phaetons, broughams, traps, and Rockaways, among others. She said the dash board in front of our knees – named to prevent hooves from dashing mud up onto passengers and drivers – might have been covered in patent leather. She told me a horse pushes a carriage rather than pulls it (which I still don’t quite get). I even heard about the “fifth wheel” – but that one’s going to need further study before I use it in a book.

She suggested a couple of convenient ways for a malicious villain (oh, I guess that’s redundant) to do away with someone by cutting almost through an important strap or to cause a horse to be a runaway. This is a woman after my own heart. Susan had also finished reading Delivering the Truth, and kindly pointed out a couple of small errors in horse-and-carriage procedure. I thanked her, of course. And then she read the manuscript for Called to Justice within a couple of days’ time and corrected me on several points in that book, too.

I’m so delighted and grateful to have found a subject matter expert willing to share her extensive knowledge with me. Guess who’s getting a complimentary copy of each book in the series as long as it runs?


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New Tj Jensen Mystery and Character Interview: Treasure in Paradise by Kathi Daley

Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than pirate’s treasure.


TJ, welcome to Island Confidential. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

TJ:  My name is Tj Jensen. I am a physical education teacher and coach at the local high school. I live in a multi-generation household with my grandfather, father, and two half-sisters who I gained custody of after our mother died. I am an athletic tomboy who knows her own mind and tends to act spontaneously at times. I have several really close friends although my love life has been a mess as of late. I have a strong sense of justice which seems to land me in sticky situations a lot more often than would seem reasonable or normal.

Which character in Treasure in Paradise do you get along with the best?

TJ: I have a large family who I adore as well as two best friends who mean the world to me but if I had to pick one person who I always seem to run to no matter what the situation it would be my best friend Kyle Donovan. Kyle is the sort of person who I know always has my back and is always on my side no matter what.

Which other character do you have a conflict with?

TJ: The local sheriff and I don’t really get along since he isn’t fond of my tendency to meddle in things he feels are none of my business.

Just between you and me: What do you really think of Kathi?

TJ: As authors go she’s okay. She pretty much lets me run the show and she understands that her job is just to type as my friends and I live our lives and face the challenges that always seem to rear their ugly heads. She is a terrible speller however so I am glad she had a really good editor so the gang and I don’t come off poorly in the eyes of the reader.

What’s next for you?

TJ: I am visiting Gull Island this summer but I have plans to return home to Paradise Lake in the fall where I’m sure I will resume the task of raising my sisters and looking for the one true love which, to this point, has eluded me.


About the Author

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.
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Come for the murder, stay for the romance.

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she’s not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

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New Bay Island Psychic Mystery and Gift Card Giveaway: Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory

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A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight—Cass Donovan uses her skills as a former psychiatrist to get away with pretending to be psychic, but she’s not about to let anyone get away with murder…

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The outlook is not so good for Cass’s psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a séance, in a supposedly haunted mansion.

But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée—Cass’s ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.


Island Confidential: Aloha Lena, and welcome to Island Confidential! Can you tell us about your protagonist, Cass? 

LG:  Although Cass Donovan runs a psychic shop on Bay Island, she doesn’t view herself as psychic. Her customers swear she can communicate with the dead, but she views what she does as more…scientific. Years of psychiatric training, combined with great instincts, allow her to “read” people with a remarkable amount of accuracy. But events in Occult and Battery force her to reassess her beliefs.

How much of you is in Cass? 

LG:  I don’t think there’s much of me in Cass. I tend to be much more practical and grounded in reality. If I’m similar to anyone, I’d say it’s Stephanie, who is the voice of reason more often than not. I would be thrilled to meet Cass, Bee and Stephanie in real life! I spent two years writing characters I would love to be friends with. Each time I finished a book, I have to admit, I was a little sad to leave them.

Do your characters change and evolve throughout consecutive books in the series?

LG:  Absolutely! Especially Cass. She starts to follow her instincts and accept more of what’s happening as the series progresses. The friendship between the three main characters also becomes evolves.

Have you ever thought of killing someone that you know in real life–on the pages of a murder mystery, I mean? 

LG:  No, but I’ve thought of hurting them a little. ;)

How realistic is your setting? Do you take liberties, or are you true to life?

LG:  Aside from the fact that Bay Island doesn’t actually exist, the setting is pretty true to life. I’ve tried to convey what it’s really like to live on an island between the north and south forks of Long Island. The weather, the importance of the tourist trade, the locals, the isolation, are all realistic.

When the movie or TV series is made, who plays the major parts?

LG: Cass; Emily Bett Rickards, Bee; Eric Stonestreet, Stephanie; Ashley Benson, Luke; Stephen Amell, Tank; Chris Hemsworth.

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What’s the best and worst advice you’ve received as an author?

LG:  The best advice I’ve ever received is easy; just write your book. The most important step, for me, in creating a story is getting it down. There’s plenty of time to go back and fix things afterward.

The worst advice is a little tougher. For me, I think it was don’t pay attention to reviewers. While I do understand not everyone is going to like every book, I feel if several reviewers are constructively and kindly pointing out the same issues, it’s something you might want to take a look at.

Thanks for stopping by!

LG: Thank you so much for having me and for sharing the release of Occult and Battery!


About The Author

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Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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A new novella in Jana DeLeon’s Miss Fortune World: The Two-Body Problem

Professor Gwendolyn Jackson’s husband sends her a voice mail from the road, telling her he’ll be home soon. Just one problem…by the time the message was sent, he was already dead.

When the police dismiss her concerns, Professor Jackson turns to her former student, Fortune Morrow, for help.

 

Naturally, Fortune, Mary-Alice, and the rest of the Sinful gang are eager to solve the mystery surrounding the death of Professor Jackson’s husband, who owned the French Quarter’s premier joke and novelty shop, Jape & Jest. But the ladies soon find that nothing is as it seems in this case, and an unseen killer might have the last laugh.


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