Thursday, June 13, 2013

Peggy Lee interviews Maggie Grady

Peggy Lee from the Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries
By Joyce and Jim Lavene
www.peggyleegardenmysteries.com 

interviews Maggie Grady from the Pie in the Sky Mysteries
By Ellie Grant
www.elliegrant.net 





(Peggy) I spent a day at a poison plant symposium in Durham, North Carolina  a few weeks ago. I stopped in at this wonderful little pie shop right off the campus of Duke University. The pie was fabulous! And such choices: Bountiful Blueberry, Delia's Deep Dish Cherry, Clara's Coconut Cream. Needless to say, I had a slice of pie, and took some home with me for Steve too.

I started thinking I could help Maggie, who is a wonderful young woman, with a problem she's having. Maybe this brief interview will make a difference.

Q. (Peggy) - You and your aunt run Pie in the Sky, don't you?

A. (Maggie) - That's right. I've been gone for ten years but I'm back now. My Aunt Clara and Uncle Fred started the pie shop forty years ago. I worked here through high school and college. I dreamed of going to New York and finding a great job. Then my world came crashing down.

Q. (Peggy) - What happened, Maggie?

A. I was charged with embezzling some money, which wasn't true. I came home basically with the shirt on my back. My aunt, who is more like my mother since my parents were killed when I was a child, was wonderful. She never thought I was guilty or said I-told-you-so.

Q. (Peggy) - But now something else has happened, hasn't it?

A. (Maggie) - Yes. My boss from the bank I worked at came to find me in Durham. He said he knew I wasn't guilty and could prove it. Unfortunately, he died before he could tell anyone else. Now the police think I murdered him because he fired me.

Q. (Peggy) - That's awful. If you could tell people something that would help them see you in a different light, what would it be?

A. (Maggie) - It would be that I had nothing to gain from Lou's death. There is someone else, higher up, that was guilty of stealing the money. I don't know who it is, but you better believe I'm going to find out.

Good luck, Maggie! I hope it works out for you!

Peggy Lee's newest garden mystery is A Thyme to Die
By Joyce and Jim Lavene

Maggie Grady and her Aunt Clara will be featured in PLUM DEADLY, coming out September 3rd from Gallery Books!

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of BOTH books to celebrate the return of Killer Characters! First comment up, wins!



45 comments:

  1. These books sound fun. I'm always looking for new characters and mysteries.

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  2. I love these kind of books, I'd really love to win :)

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  3. Can't wait to read both books! Glad to see Peggy is back.

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    1. Hi Jan! It's nice to have Peggy back!

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  4. These books sound great! I'd love to win.

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  5. I love this concept! Not only some good mysteries but potentially some good recipes. Lemonbalm cream pie. French silk flavored with chocolate mint. Rose and red raspberry tarts. Yum!!!

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  6. Oh, I've missed Peggy. So happy for a return visit!

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    1. Peggy is glad to be back too, Janet.

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  7. Great to see another Peggy Lee book. Plum Deadly looks like it's the start of a great new series.

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    1. Plum Deadly was fun to write. Look for Murderous Mince in the future.

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  8. So glad summer is here so that I can go looking for new books to read. So happy Killer Characters is back to give me some new ideas

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    1. Never much of a pie eater until we wrote this book. Now I love pie. Not necessarily a good thing. It would've been better for it to be celery.

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  10. So happy that Killer Characters is back! And love the books!

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  11. First up? Not fair. What about time zones, daily schedules, and such. whimper, whimper
    It IS good to have the site back

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    1. It's hard to come up with a way that everyone thinks is fair, Libby. We'll do this again. Thanks for dropping by anyway.

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  12. Both characters and books sound like fun reading.

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  13. Just reading about the pie shops has me hungry----off to the kitchen I go in search of goodies.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. both covers are GORGEOUS!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!
    cannot wait to read them!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  15. I would like a piece of pie please, or a book or two. LOL. Sounds interesting. :)

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  16. Fun titles

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. The book sounds great. Hope to win. I have to go by anonymous cause it is the only way that I can get in.

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  18. Both books sound like fun! Who doesn't love pie!!!??

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  19. What fun books...Thanks for the give-away good luck everyone!

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  20. I'm just loving the cross over with the characters thank you. So much fun.

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  21. This interview makes me hungry for a slice of delicious pie,a cup of coffee and a chance to sit down with a good mystery!

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  22. Both books look Great. Can't wait to read them.

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  23. All of this pie discussion makes me think of one of my favorite song, My Oh My, I love Pie in the movie, Micheal with John Travolta. I so wish that I was at that table in the movie when they ate so many different kinds of pie. I really do love pie and will read all cozies that have pie in them.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. What a nice idea, having one character interviewing the other! Good luck in finding the real embezzler/murderer Maggy!

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