Phillipa is a writer of mysteries filled with laughter, love and suspense. She has a love of the seaside and lives in Victoria, Australia, where you just might find her in the garden, listening to her music and plotting her next mystery. You can follow Phillipa on Facebook, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter at her website. Find more of her books on her BookBub author page. Look for her Rivers End Books (14 in all), Daphne Jones Mysteries, and stand-alone books.
Daph at the Beach
Daphne is trying to prepare her speech for an upcoming beach wedding but makes a dreadful discovery – a body in the sea. With her dear friend, Christie, becoming the main suspect, it becomes a race against time to clear her name and find the real killer. Nobody is missing the wedding on this celebrant sleuth’s watch!
Let’s ask a few questions…
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Beach, Resort or Poolside?
I adore the sea. Put me within sight and smell of the ocean and I am happy. Even in the middle of winter.
When writing a series, how do you keep things fresh for both your readers and also yourself?
I always have secondary stories which run through some or all of the books in a series. These are great for exploring other aspects of my characters and often leads me to interesting subjects. For example, Daphne’s husband, John, love genealogy so I’ve had to learn a bit about it. I think that helps keep things fresh and brings a different aspect to the story.
Are there any secrets from the book (that aren’t in the blurb), you can share with your readers?
When Daphne finds the body floating in the water, she notices a winter scarf tucked around the neck. But it is the middle of a hot summer. This gets her sleuthing juices going.
Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?
Daphne does! She appeared in the first book I released as a comic relief, side character. There was something about her way of viewing the world and seeing through people which endeared her to me. As that series continued, so did her character until she demanded her own series. She has a big heart, will do anything to help another person, and bakes cookies to make other people happy (sadly, they are not the world’s best cookies).
Before the release, you are going to want to pre order your copy! Not only will you get it at the lowest price of 99 cents, but you will also get a fun addition that the authors put together for our readers; a recipe book of great summer salads.
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