For a limited time only, you can get a free copy of Penelope Sotheby’s first novella “Murder at the Inn” – click here to find out more > bit.ly/1I13tWf (just copy and paste into your browser) Her phone rang and she picked it up without checking the caller ID.”This is Anna.” Her focus was on the seating chart in front of her. “You’re next if you don’t let this go.” a hushed raspy voice warned and hung up the phone. Startled, she looked through the caller ID to see if it showed who made the call. Her stomach felt sick as she came across the number and the name. The killer had taken Tony’s phone and used it to call her. Now, there was no denying that the killer indeed knew who she was and knew she was still snooping into matters…. Event planner, Anna Winters, wants nothing more than to ensure the wedding reception for millionaire Tony Giovani and his beautiful new bride, Meadow, proceeds without a hitch. So far, things have gone exactly as planned. The happy couple’s friends and family have gathered at the Grand Palatial, a posh hotel in Bermuda which caters exclusively to the rich and famous, and are anxiously awaiting the cutting of the cake. Just when Anna is about to call the night a smashing success, the police are summoned to investigate a murder. The cake was poisoned, the groom is dead and suddenly everyone’s a suspect. The pandemonium infuriates Anna’s boss, Mr. Puccio. He’s more worried about the hotel’s reputation than the fact a guest is dead and, to make matters worse, he’s holding Anna responsible for restoring the hotel’s good name. Now it’s up to her to find out who killed Tony or else she’s out of a job. The police order the hotel and its occupants detained until further notice and Anna discreetly enlists a few trusted employees to help with her investigation. Clues are discovered, leads are followed,and it isn’t long before Anna is dangerously close to the truth. But someone isn’t happy about her involvement and Anna has to work fast before she becomes the next victim.Murder in Bermuda is the first installment in the “Murder in Paradise”cozy mystery series by author Penelope Sotheby.If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love Anna Winters’ first adventure. Interview with the AuthorQ – Can you tell us more about your book “Murder in Bermuda:An Anna Winters Cozy Mystery” and the Cozy Mystery Set “Murder in Paradise”. What is it about?A – This book is about Anna Winters, a wedding planner, who is tasked with solving a murder at a wedding reception she is overseeing. There are various suspects and Anna has to interview them and sift through the clues to find out who the culprit is. Over the course of this whodunit series Anna transitions from being a good wedding planner to one of the top whodunit detectives.Q – Who would this book appeal to, who is your target market?A – Women between 35 – 65 but anyone really who loves whodunit books.Q – Can you tell us more about Anna Winters? Who is she?A – Anna is in her mid-30s and British. She is a London based wedding planner for a hotel chain but currently doing a tour of islands where the chain has hotels and performing wedding planning services for the rich and famous.Q – For those of us who are unfamiliar with the term “Cozy Mystery” what does it mean?A – A cozy mystery is a mystery novel without the graphic sex or violence that one might expect from some whodunit mysteries. It is a very popular genre at the moment with many cozy mystery free kindle books currently on Amazon.Q – Can you tell us more about yourself, what do you do other than write Murder Mysteries?A – I am a mother and a grandmother. I am an avid gardener and host Murder Mystery weekends. I currently live in Cambridge,England. Other than writing, I do of course spend lots of time reading whodunit mysteries.
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For many, the thought of childhood conjures images of hopscotch games in quiet neighbourhoods, and sticky visits to the local sweet shop. For Penelope Sotheby, childhood meant bathing in Bermuda, jiving in Jamaica and exploring a string of strange and exotic British territories with her nomadic family. New friends would come and go, but her constant companion was an old, battered collection of Agatha Christie novels that filled her hours with intrigue and wonder. Penelope would go on to read every single one of Christie’s sixty-six novels–multiple times–and so was born a love of suspense than can be found in Sotheby’s own works today. In 2011 the author debuted with “Murder at the Inn”, a whodunit novella set on Graham Island off the West Coast of Canada. After receiving positive acclaim, Sotheby went on to write the series “Murder in Paradise”; five novels following the antics of a wedding planner navigating nuptials (and crime scenes) in the tropical locations of Sotheby’s formative years. An avid gardener, proud mother, and passionate host of Murder Mystery weekends, Sotheby can often be found at her large oak table, gleefully plotting the demise of her friends, tricky twists and grand reveals.