Sunday, May 3, 2020
A Santa Barbara Murder, plus #ARCgiveaway
When my old classmate Robbie Jordan came back to Santa Barbara for our tenth high school reunion, I had no idea she was going to rope me into a murder investigation.
Then again, Robbie and I were on debate team at Chumash High, and Math club, too, so I know she's got a good head on her. I'm now a cybercrime expert with the SBPD. While she was out here, Robbie kind of leaned on me for some assistance after she started having doubts about her mom's death three years earlier.
I helped connect Robbie with the county coroner's office - and I also went out to eat with her at the Green Artichoke to talk things over. Things got complicated when another dude died, apparently the same way Robbie's mom had. No worries, Robbie's skills prevailed.
I've lived in Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, all my life. Robbie also grew up here, but it was funny to see Robbie's reactions to being back after living in Indiana for half a decade. It was kind of like Dorothy being in Oz. Nope, not in Kansas anymore.
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Readers, what have you experienced by going back home for a class reunion, a family reunion, or some other event? Good, bad, extraordinary? Please share, and please share your email address so Maddie can contact you.
Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.
Maxwell/Day lives north of Boston with her beau, where she cooks, gardens, and wastes time on Facebook. She blogs here, at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen, and with the Wicked Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.