Thursday, May 22, 2014

If You Can't Say Something Nice...

By: Myra Phelps
Book: Maple Mayhem, available July 1, 2014, Berkley Prime Crime
Author: Jessie Crockett
Series: The Sugar Grove Mysteries

As the dispatcher for the Sugar Grove Police Department I'm privy to a lot of information that isn't available to the general population. Some folks say I'm a gossip. That's one way to look at it. I prefer to think of myself as a news curator.

I acquire, evaluate, sort, store and distribute relevant facts and versions of facts to interested parties without prejudice. If someone asks me a question and I know the answer I don't withhold the truth. I believe in an open, free-flow of information. I consider it my duty as a member of the law enforcement community to use my deep insights into human nature to help get to the bottom of any funny business in Sugar Grove.


Say what you will, when people want to know something, they turn to me for answers. Take the latest goings on with the opera house restoration project for example. Even thirty years after Spooner Duffy went missing, the proceeds from the Sugar Grove Maple Festival clutched in his thieving mitts, people came to me asking for the particulars of his disappearance. Not everyone would remember the details of something like that for so long but when all is said and done, they are sure happy I did. As soon as Spooner's skeleton was discovered in the basement of the town hall everyone, Dani Greene included, had questions and I was the one with the answers.

If you have any questions you'd like answered about the crime waves overtaking Sugar Grove, NH be sure to find out what I have to say about it in Drizzled with Death and Maple Mayhem.

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12 comments:

  1. This is a funny, interesting character! I guess this means I will have to live a long life so that I can read all these cozy mystery books. Or I could quit feeding the cats and hire someone to do the housework. Hahaha.

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    1. I think hiring help in order to maximize reading time is a great idea!

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  2. We could use a news curator in Threadville...

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    1. Some of the residents of Sugar Grove would be glad to chip in to buy Myra a ticket to visit Threadville. Permanently.

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  3. The first book was a wonderfully funny story. Jessie Crocket has a great imagination, a bit different than the rest. I can not wait to read this book!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words about Drizzled with Death. I really appreciate it!

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  4. Loved Jessie's first cozy! Can't wait to read this one.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I love hearing from readers, especially ones that liked what they read!

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  5. Oh Jessie where have you been all my life?! Until just this minute I have never heard of you or of Myra and the Sugar Grove Mysteries. Now, I'm really looking forward to reading the first of your series so I can catch up on what I've been missing. Sounds like you concoct some hilarious adventures! Thanks Myra for stopping by to tantalize my taste buds for yet another cozy mystery series I HAVE to read!

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    1. I'm so delighted to have been found! I hope you enjoy spending some time in Sugar Grove!

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  6. Absolutely adore this series. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

    Kimberlee
    girllostinabook@hotmail.com
    www.girllostinabook.com

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    1. Kimberlee, thanks so much for your enthusiastic endorsement of the series. I really appreciate hearing it!

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