Featured Interview With Joan Havelange
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I live in rural Canada: hills, valleys and lakes are all within a short drive of my home. I’m an avid golfer. If I’m not on my laptop writing, I’m out on the golf course hitting that little white golf ball. I’m also a traveller. I have travelled to 45 countries. Which is a boon to my writing when I set my mystery in a foreign country. I’m a traditionally published author of five cozy/whodunit mysteries.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I started writing romances in my twenties but soon realized I was not romantic. My genre is mysteries.
I married a wonderful man. But bringing up a family, plus working, put a stop to my writing. My Kids grew up, and I retired. One day, watching an old Agatha Christie movie, the writing bug returned. What if my protagonist wasn’t as smart or genteel as Miss Marple? My protagonists were born. My ladies, Mabel and Violet, have solved mysteries at home and abroad in the five mysteries I have written.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Mick Herron, Richard Osman, Linwood Barclay, Yvonne Rediger. The genre I am drawn to is Mystery.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
What happens when a cozy mystery takes a 90-degree turn: Moving is Murder. How well do you know your neighbours?
Linda Burton is house-sitting for her aunt’s friend in the pretty little town of Glenhaven. Linda, who has spent her working career in the city, has fallen in love with the pleasant little country village. Everyone she has met is so friendly.
Strolling down the alley one evening in search of Gertrude, a pet cat. She hears a voice complaining about burying a body. Not completely convinced she heard correctly. Linda decides to emulate her heroes. Amateur detectives. She tries her hand at detecting. Unfortunately, Linda puts her trust in the wrong person.
Can Linda outwit the killer? Will her aunt Violet figure out the clues Linda has left? And even if Violet does, will it be too late for Linda? And will Violet fall into the same trap?
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