Fellow crime writer and blogger Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen’s novel The Cosy Knave has just been released!
Here’s the synopsis:
The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina with fame and fortune. No wonder that spiteful Rose Walnut-Whip is killed, but when the violence escalates, Constable Penrose knows he needs help from his fiancée, librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.
It’s now available at Smashwords, Amazon and Diesel E-Books . It’s listed at $3.99, but if you buy at Smashwords and use this coupon code: PN22N, you get a 25% discount. Not that you need that excuse to get it.
The Cosy Knave Baton Relay
As we celebrate the launch of The Cosy Knave, several of us in the blogosphere are joining together to help you get to know Dorte and her writing a little better. I am very excited to be a part of this group.
In this baton relay, instead of batons, we’re passing questions and answers. The relay started with Dorte’s own fabulous blog and moved to Margot Kinberg's Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, then to Judith's Leeswammes' Blog.
For my part….
The region is Yorkshire, Northern England, and though Yorkshire dwellers will probably look through the thin disguise, they should not expect ´Knavesborough´ to be anything like the real place called Knaresborough.
Well, I have stolen bits and pieces, such as the castle ruin, the River Nidd and Mother Shipton´s Cave, but one of the main differences is that while Knaresborough is a town, Knavesborough is a tiny village. One of these small places where everybody knows what you had for breakfast. One grocer, one tearoom (Ye Cosy Knave), one manor, one church and one old school building.
Besides, Knavesborough has this Midsomer feel to it. An old-world idyll - at least on the surface - which will probably make you forget it takes place in 2010 most of the time.
Now I almost forgot to mention the knitting club! I believe it is something readers expect of a cosy, and some of my characters actually like the idea, but don´t worry, there are absolutely no recipes or knitting patterns in my book (and if I should have included one by accident, don´t try it out - please! I need each and every one of my readers - alive.
Question #4: How did you research your setting and your mystery?
Be sure to check Helen's blog How Mysterious! tomorrow for the answer… and the next question.
Happy blog-surfing and congratulations, Dorte!!!