The Body at Rookery Barn: A totally gripping cozy mystery (A Georgina Drake Mystery Book 1)
Completely shaken by the discovery, Georgina can hardly believe it when the police conclude that
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
I think revising a manuscript is the hardest part for me. And, for crime books, the hardest bit is hiding who the murderer is! I think that’s because I’m more interested in WHY the murderer does it than who does it.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
I tend to overlap books – I write four romances a year for M&B, and two to three crime novels. It’s generally around three months, start to finish.
Do you believe in writer's block?
If I’m struggling with a book, I know that I’ve gone off track with it and that can sometimes make me stuck. Also, it’s important to go with my process. I write new stuff straight to the laptop, but I can’t revise on screen; I need to be able to scribble over a manuscript (always with a pink pen) or I find myself messing about with online wordgames instead!
Tell us about your book...
The Body at Rookery Barn is set in Norfolk, England. My heroine’s a widowed photographer who wears hearing aids, and my hero’s a detective inspector who’s burned out after a really tricky case. Add a cast of good friends (you’d want to be sitting on Sybbie’s terrace, eating one of Cesca’s amazing cakes, or being served a decent pint in the Red Lion by Jodie), English spring flowers, a cold case that might be solved by the modern case, and people covering for each other… and then have some fun solving the puzzles!
About the Author
She’s won three Romantic Novelists’ Association awards for her romantic fiction – and is thoroughly enjoying her new life of crime! When she’s not writing or researching, she’ll be out at a gig or the theatre, at ballet class, doing cross-stitch, taking photographs of the sunrise while persuading the spaniels to stay still for one second, fossicking around on a beach or in archives, or exploring ancient buildings.
She loves learning new things, which is why you’ll always discover something different in a Kate Hardy book…