Written by a perplexed Lizzie Turner and posted by Erika Chase, author of the book club mysteries, coming soon from Berkley Prime Crime.
My name is Lizzie Turner. I love almond butter and I hate snakes.
I’m 30-ish and have a job I enjoy as a reading specialist with the school board in Ashton Corners, AL. I’ve been away to college in Auburn, followed by a stint in Hunstville, before deciding to move back to my hometown. I also teach at the Words for Change Literacy program and tutor a precocious sixteen-year-old girl in English Lit.
I live with my two Siamese cats, Edam and Brie, and I love singing in my community choir, Musica Noblis. I have lots of friends; easy to do when you live in the town where you grew up. And I, along with Sally-Jo Baker, a third grade teacher at the same elementary school, have just started the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society. So you see, I have a full life.
As you can also see, I’m not a teenager any longer. So why is it, with a dead body found in a parked car outside our first meeting, and I might add, having met the victim just a short while before his demise, why am I fixated on the fact that the Police Chief is none other than Mark Dreyfus? He’s the football star I worshiped from afar while in high school. I had a mad crush on him even though he was a year older and didn’t even know I existed. Not that the year would have made any difference to his being unaware of me.
Did I mention, I’m no longer a teenager? So focus, girl!
Who is the dead guy? Why did he choose to stop in at my good friend Molly Mathews’ house just as the book club was gathering? Had he stolen anything before he was discovered wandering in the foyer? And why am I finding chapters of a manuscript, left anonymously in my mailbox? It’s a mystery! The plot, that is. Well, also the fact that I’m the recipient.
At least I’ve got an entire book in which to find out the answers to these questions and I’m sure my author, Erika Chase will make sure it’s not an easy task. Not that she’s a masochist or anything. Right. Oops, E.C., I didn’t mean anything by that!
Do y’all ever have those times in your life when everything is just one big question mark? If so, how did you get through it all?
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