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.
Jessie loves to connect with readers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.