Today's guest is E J Lamprey. I've invited Elizabeth to tell me a bit about her latest book and how she came to write it.
It is also the only type I’ve tried in recent years (oh yes, still trying – optimism will always trump experience) and I’m a great believer in sticking to writing what you know. Anyone who has computer-dated will remember the combination of hope and nervous laughter; at least you survived, eh?
When the police start investigating alarming irregularities into the senior singles on-lining dating world, Edge is asked if she’d be the dating face of the investigation. She’ll be monitored at all times, so no there’ll be no danger at all …
This is the third book in a series of cheerful murder mysteries tackled by the ‘villagers’ in a retirement village in Scotland. The first kicked off with the murder of an unpopular resident. As the blurb puts it, the police could do with some inside information, and fortunately Sergeant Kirsty Cameron’s slightly eccentric aunt is right on the spot. Helping the police solve the murders in One Two Buckle My Shoe involved Edge’s friend Vivian, and forged new friendships with bon vivant William, and the sardonic Donald. The friends enthusiastically waded into investigating a couple more murders in Three Four Knock On My Door, and thoroughly enjoy the social side of Five Six Pick Up Sticks.
The books are clean as a whistle, lightly Scottish, and the attentive reader should solve the case a beat ahead, or a beat behind, the amateur detectives. They’re weekend reads, cheerful and carefully plotted, and if you enjoy them I’d love you to leave a review.
I live on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, and my daughter is getting married next spring. I suspect there’ll be a wedding in one of the next books as it seems to be taking up a huge amount of my thoughts, even though she’s doing most of the organizing! I’ve lined up three mother-of-the-bride outfits (thank you eBay) so that whatever the winter throws at what was once my figure I will be dressed. One is too big, one is too small, and one is just right – call me Goldilocks.
I’m on Twitter as Elegsabiff, have a blog called Quite Contrary, and a Facebook page for E J Lamprey – if you ‘like’ the page, please leave your own page url posted as a comment so I can return the favour.
Thank you Patsy for this invitation, loving your work and have been known to giggle helplessly on the train when reading you!
Patsy Says - Aww, thanks, Elizabeth. Your book sounds like it will be lots of fun too. Get Five Six Pick Up Sticks here.