Welcome Laura Bradford, the national bestselling author of several mystery series, including the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Amish Mysteries, the Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries written as Elizabeth Lynn Casey, and the upcoming Tobi Tobias Mystery Series. She is a former Agatha Award nominee, and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in romance.
With five mystery series (and a few romance novels) under my belt, I can honestly say I’ve learned a few things from the characters and worlds I write. So today, I give you the top ten things they’ve taught me along the way…
#10. From Elise Jenkins in my first-ever book, Deadly Readings (book # 1 in my Jenkins & Burns Mysteries): If a rash of murders in your town can be tied back to one particular boardwalk fortune teller, have your fortune told by someone else.
# 9. From Elise Jenkins in Deadly Getaway (book # 2 in my Jenkins & Burns Mysteries): If you’re vacationing on a remote island and you get word that a killer is on the loose, lock your hotel room door and stay put.
# 8. From Tori Sinclair in all eleven (soon to be twelve) of the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries written under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey: When you move to town and people suddenly start dropping like flies, it might be you.
# 7. From Margaret Louise Davis in Death Threads (book # 2 in my Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries written under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey): Moonshine makes everything better, even sweet potato pie.
# 6. From Claire Weatherly in Suspendered Sentence (book # 4 in my Amish Mysteries): It’s best to stay out of the woods at night.
# 5. From Jakob Fisher in A Churn For The Worse (book # 5 in my Amish Mysteries): When the woman you like offers to go undercover to help catch a killer, go with your gut and say no.
# 4. From Tobi Tobias in Death in Advertising (book # 1 in my Tobi Tobias Mysteries): Maybe you *don’t* really want to know what’s behind that door…
# 3. From Carter McDade in 30 Second Death (the upcoming book # 2 in my Tobi Tobias Mysteries): Next time, when you feel the urge to tell someone off, make sure no one is lurking…
# 2. From Winnie Johnson in Éclair and Present Danger (book # 1 in my Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries): When someone offers to buy that ambulance you inherited, let him.
# 1. From Winnie Johnson in The Silence of the Flans (second book in my Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries): Those footsteps you hear? The ones you’re certain belong to a killer? That’s your cue to run. No, really…
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THANK You Ms. Bradford for that top ten list. I enjoyed all of them. Dear reader, do you have a favorite?