Fishing for Trouble (An Alaskan Diner Mystery)
by Elizabeth Logan
About Fishing For Trouble
Fishing for Trouble (An Alaskan Diner Mystery)
2nd in Series
Publisher: Berkley (November 24, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B085BW1KCK
Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.
Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Charlie Cooke is eager for a busy yet relaxing season, but when a young man working a summer job at the local fish processing plant dies moments after walking into the Bear Claw Diner, she’s quickly swept into the investigation.
Soon, through her best friend Annie Jensen, Charlie learns that another student worker at J and M Processing has disappeared, leaving more questions and fewer answers. The near-endless sunlight gives plenty of time to search for clues, but Charlie will have to work with Annie and local reporter Chris Doucette to net the killer before anyone else gets hurt.
You Talkin’ To Me?
by Camille Minichino
It seems my recent viewing of the movie “Taxi Driver,” influenced me more than I realized. It was my first time watching the entire movie, as opposed to having the more famous clips pass before me. Now I find myself saying things like, “You can do this. You can interview yourself. I’m talkin’ to you.”
I stopped short of looking in the mirror as I wrote this blog, but the device was very convenient, and the result follows. All Q’s are from me, as are all A’s.
Q: What do you love about writing?
A: Spending time in another world, one where I’m in charge! Since I write cozy mysteries, I get to end each book with justice served, and now and then when I weave a little romance into the plot, my characters get to kiss while snow falls softly behind them.
Q: What else?
A: The writing community. I love when my critique group gets together and we spend an hour discussing whether the title of our book should be A House in the Valley, The House in the Valley, or House in the Valley.Fortunately, thanks to writing organizations and bloggers, writing is not the solitary work I thought it might be.
Q: Have you decluttered your office yet?
A: It depends on what is meant by clutter. (See above for nuances of words.) I’m a miniaturist, sothe tiny items that populate all the flat surfaces are necessary for inspiration—a mini ice cream shop table with a sundae, a rocking chair with books and a tabby cat (Benny, from my latest Alaska Diner series), and of course a bobblehead Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Similarly for books, folders, decorative coasters, and paperweights.
Q: Are you finding it more challenging to write during this time of “lockdown”?
A: Yes, in a way, by which I mean that sometimes it seems almost meaningless to be writing about a fantasy world where there is no pandemic wreaking havoc among our family and friends.
But if even one reader is distracted momentarily, entertained, and hopeful that everything will work out in the long run, that might be a good thing.
Q: What do your read, watch on tv?
A: Although I write cozies, I read dark. Right now, I’m reading a novel set in Iceland. I like Nordic noir by authors whose names I can’t spell or pronounce, who take me to icy cold, shadowy places.
Q: Then why don’t you write dark.
A: Hmm. I think it’s because I don’t want to live in the mind of a dark character for 80 or 90,000 words. But a short story might work. I’ll give it a try and let you know.
Q: Shouldn’t you get busy on that now?
Camille has left the field to write.
About Elizabeth Logan
Camille Minichino is turning every aspect of her life into a mystery series. A retired physicist, she’s the author of 28 mystery novels in 5 series, with different pen names. Her next book is “Mousse and Murder,” May 2020, by Elizabeth Logan. She’s also written many short stories and articles. She teaches science at Golden Gate U. in San Francisco and writing workshops around the SF Bay Area. Details are at www.minichino.com.
Website – http://www.minichino.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/camille.minichino
Review of Fishing For Trouble
Review (4 Stars): Fishing For Trouble was a fun, exciting mystery in one of my favorite locations. Charlie is a great heroine and I couldn’t help but like her and rooted for her to figure out what happened to the young man in her diner. This is the second book in the Alaskan Diner series and you can’t help to fall in love with this series.
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