1--What is the title of your latest release?
MURDER IN THE ALPS
2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?
1920s lady sleuth to the high society set, Olive, travels to St. Moritz for a holiday, but when a death occurs, she suspects murder.
3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?
I wanted to write about one of the posh travel destinations of the 1920. I love the mountains, and there aren’t a lot of books set in the Alps in the winter in my genre, so I decided St. Moritz would be a perfect fit.
4--Would you hang out with your protagonist in real life?
Yes! I’d love to join Olive for tea at the Savoy.
5--What are three words that describe your protagonist?
Plucky, independent, and determined.
6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?
I learned a lot about the history of winter sports, including downhill skiing, which was a new thing in the 1920s. Tobogganing and cross-country skiing were well-known winter sports. Skiing down the slopes was just gaining in popularity.
7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?
I edit pretty heavily as I write, but I always do many revision drafts of the whole manuscript after the first draft is complete.
8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?
Chocolate! Dark chocolate in particular.
9--Describe your writing space/office!
I transformed the formal dining room in our house into an office. My husband installed French doors for me, and I have a big desk along with two huge bookshelves.
10--Who is an author you admire?
Mary Stewart’s romantic suspense novels inspired me to try to write vivid settings in my novels.
11--Is there a book that changed your life?
Probably not a single book, but a genre. Once I began reading classic mysteries from the 1920s and 1930s, I wanted to try my hand at writing a historical mystery.
12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.
I’ve done both, traditional and indie. When I got the call from my agent saying a publisher was interested, I was over the moon because being published was a life-long dream. Later, when I decided to self-publish, I relished the fact that I could decide on my publishing schedule, cover, the interior layout, and promotion.
13--What’s your favorite genre to read?
14--What’s your favorite movie?
Oh, tough question because it depends on my mood, but if I have to pick a single movie, I’d say To Catch a Thief because I love the glamour setting and it has a bit of mystery.
15--What is your favorite season?
I enjoy the crisp air and changing leaves of Autumn.
16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
A dinner of Mexican food with some sort of chocolate for dessert.
17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?
Extraordinary Attorney Woo, a Korean drama about a new lawyer. Not a mystery, but lots of fun as well as touching.
18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
Mexican food. I’m always up for chips and guacamole.
19--What do you do when you have free time?
I read, watch Kdramas, walk, and shop for bargains.
20--What can readers expect from you next?
Another 1920s mystery!
High Society Lady Detective #8
A cold-blooded killer lurks in the luxurious winter wonderland of St. Moritz . . .
Switzerland, 1924. Lady sleuth Olive Belgrave is set to enjoy a holiday of ice-skating and snowshoeing in the glamorous alpine setting of St. Moritz, but her plans are rudely interrupted when an unfortunate accident takes place. It quickly becomes clear that the tragic event was a carefully concealed murder.
Olive isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, and with her sharp intuition and knowledge of the high society set, she uncovers motives among the elite guests. However, this case is one of the most challenging she’s faced.
Her suspects include a famous lady mountaineer, an up-and-coming fashion designer, a mousy lady’s maid, and several gentlemen sportsmen who seem to be only interested in tobogganing, ice-climbing, and the new sport of skiing down the mountain slopes. Can Olive find the cunning killer and solve the impossible crime before it’s too late?
If you enjoy puzzling mysteries set among the glitz and glamor of the 1920s, you’ll enjoy Murder in the Alps, the latest installment of USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s High Society Lady Detective series.
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A native Texan, USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett grew up reading and dreaming of writing books. Her stories and essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul, Georgia Magazine, The Writer, and Romantic Times Book Review. She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the On the Run series, and the Ellie Avery series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery. Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and NINC.
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