This week I am spotlighting a “gem” of a book by one of my favorite authors and my “Chief Beta Reader” Lia London.
Describe your cozy mystery, The Fargenstropple Case. What Monty Python’s Flying Circus might have done with Dame Agatha Christie’s lost manuscript…
Invisible burglars who take nothing, but frighten the cat at meal times? This is hardly a case worthy of newly-promoted Chief Inspector Morgan. But when valuable jewels go missing and an attempt is made on Blandthorpe Fargenstropple’s life, Morgan jumps into action with keen interest. Of course, it helps that Blandthorpe’s niece looks nothing like a gargoyle.
With a quirky cast of characters, witty banter, a little romance, more than a fair sampling of animal life, and plenty of ridiculous mishaps, this cozy mystery will challenge your ability to read in any sort of dignified manner–so grab a tray of tea and crumpets and plan to laugh out loud.
Get the book HERE on Amazon.
Tell us a little about yourself. I spend my days writing, advocating for fellow authors through Clean Indie Reads, helping my teens with homework, swimming, walking the dog, and practicing the organ so I don’t make a complete fool of myself when I play at church.
Tell us your latest book news. This spring and summer, I released two more nonfiction inspirational books in the Little Devotionals series, and now I’m writing another farcical romantic comedy based on a cross between reality TV talent shows and cheesy soap operas.
What inspired you to write your first book? My first full-length novel came out of a dream. There wasn’t really a plot—just some characters and a general setting and mood. I decided to write about them to find out what they were up to. Within about 2000 words, I’d figured out the general plot points of a fantasy novel and went from there through about 652 drafts.
What has been your favorite review for this book? “I was trying to decide what made this book so much fun. Yes, the humor and quirkiness are entertaining, and the mystery is engaging, but it’s so much more than that. This book has LIFE…and London never misses with her timing. Put it all together and you have the kind of book that will make you grin from beginning to end.”
What else would you like my readers to know? I think Lisa’s books are as fun to read as the Agatha Christie novels I grew up on!
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Thanks, Lia. I can’t wait to polish off this book! -LBT