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A Death in Duck by Mindy Quigley - Audio Book Tour

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The Mount Moriah Mysteries by Mindy Quigley

Author: Mindy Quigley

Narrator: Holly Adams

Length: 9 hours 13 minutes

Series: The Mount Moriah Mysteries, Book 2

Publisher: Mindy Quigley

Release date: Dec. 22, 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery

With the new year approaching, hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding heads for a much-needed break in the peaceful resort town of Duck on North Carolina's outer banks. Her plan to attend the wedding of her friend, Anna, runs aground when a boatload of trouble washes ashore, and as the old year ticks down, the body count goes up. Thrust into the path of an increasingly desperate killer, Lindsay must uncover a sinister secret before she winds up swimming with the fishes.

Old family scandals, sunken World War II U-boats, obscene desserts, and a stolen Doberman all guarantee a far from restful break for the irreverent reverend, who makes her second appearance in this lively mystery.

Mindy Quigley is the author of the Mount Moriah cozy mystery series, which is based in part on her time working with the chaplains at Duke University Medical Center. Her short stories have won awards including the 2013 Bloody Scotland Short Story Competition and the 2018 Artemis Journal/Lightbringer Prize. Her non-writing career has been stranger than fiction, taking her from the US to the UK, where she worked as the personal assistant to the scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep, and as project manager for a research clinic founded by the author J.K. Rowling.

She now lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her Civil War history professor husband, their children, and their idiosyncratic miniature Schnauzer.
Narrator Bio

An actress and physical theatre performer for many years before becoming a Voice Actor, Holly continues to divide her time between stage, screen, circus, and audiobook narration.

Holly began her VO career doing radioplays and audiobook characters with the amazing Full Cast Audio company. Since then, Holly has voiced radio and web commercials, various e-learning projects, documentary shorts. . . and of course, audiobooks! She has been nominated for Best Fiction and Best Female Narrator. Holly has conservatory training; her attention to tone, energy and rhythm make her work personal and dynamic. Holly’s performance projects abroad (Italy, Afghanistan, Haiti, Russia, the UK, France, and the Middle East!) support her training and skill with dialects and languages.

Holly records for Audible, Deyan Audio, Christian Audiobooks, Tantor, and more. Holly loves telling stories!

When she’s not in the recording studio, she is on stage or screen; favorite projects include Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, the films "Here Alone", "Gotham Blue" and "Your Loving, Virginia", working with girls in Kabul for the Afghan Children's Circus and with performers in Balan, Haiti, as well as with her ‘home circus’ Circus Culture. Holly is a SAG-AFTRA performer, a graduate of the International Dell 'Arte School, and holds a Master's in Theatre, Education and Social Change. Https:// and on IMDb as Holly Adams III.

Top Ten Things to Do on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks (OBX)--a narrow strip of islands that skirts the coast of North Carolina--plays a major role in A Death in Duck, book two of the Mount Moriah Mystery series.

In the book, hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding heads for a much-needed break in the peaceful town of Duck. However, a boatload of trouble soon follows her ashore. Old family scandals, sunken World War II U-boats, and a stolen Doberman all guarantee a far from restful break for the irreverent reverend.

In A Death in Duck, the unique history, atmosphere, and local culture of the islands are almost characters unto themselves. Here are the top 10 ways that you can immerse yourself in the Outer Banks, hopefully with a little less drama (and murder!) than in the book.

  1. See the wild horses in Corolla
Corolla, at the northern end of the OBX, is home to a population of free-roaming feral horses, descended from shipwrecked Colonial Spanish Mustangs.  These horses lived in relative isolation for centuries, but once the stretch of road connecting Duck and Corolla was paved in 1985, development caused a number of fatal car-horse run-ins. The horses now live in fenced-in safety on the beaches just north of Corolla. Guided 4x4 tours will take you to visit the area, which is the fictional home of Lindsay’s curmudgeonly aunt.

  1. Scuba dive a shipwreck
Lindsay’s love interest, Mike, is an adrenaline junkie who throws on a wetsuit and hits the high seas. Like many adventurers before him, he’s interested in exploring the hundreds of shipwrecks that lie just off the coast of the OBX. The wrecks span hundreds of years, with some of the more famous dive sites dating from the Civil War and WWII.

  1. Beachcomb
I mean, duh. You’re at one of the best beach areas in the country. Lindsay might warn you to be careful walking by yourself on foggy nights, though...

  1. Climb the Currituck Lighthouse
Lindsay takes her fake mother-in-law (you’ll have to read the book to figure that one out!) on a sightseeing trip to the lighthouse, that turns into an eventful, and ultimately important, encounter. Take in the view for yourself if you can climb all 220 steps.

  1. Visit the 4x4 beaches
North of Corolla and all the way up to the Virginia State Line, the beach itself is considered a public road. It’s the only access for residents of Corova, a (comparatively) sparsely populated stretch of beach community that’s only accessible on foot or by 4x4 vehicle.

  1. Talk to an old-time ‘Banker
The OBX had a long history of isolation, and the Elizabethan English spoken by the early settlers gradually morphed into a unique accent known as Outer Banks Brogue or High Tider (Hoi Toid, if you say it right!). Several of the characters in the book speak this way, which audiobook narrator Holly Adams managed to render and still be understood!

The best way to experience the High Tider accent is to hear it for yourself:

  1. Find the WWII graves
During World War II, it was not unusual for German U-Boats to lurk off the North Carolina coast, picking off supply boats as they passed. Bodies of shipwrecked sailors are buried in several locations along the OBX, and a number of U-boat wrecks lie just off the coast. The inspiration for A Death in Duck comes from a question I just couldn’t shake -- what if one of these sailors had survived?

  1. Go for a run along Highway 12
Definitely run north and south, not east and west! The OBX is very narrow, so an east-west run could be as short as a few hundred yards in some places. :) Lindsay Harding is kind of a stress ball, and she uses running to think and decompress.

  1. Buy a book at Duck’s Cottage
Maybe even buy a copy or two of A Death in Duck. This cozy cafe-bookshop is a mandatory stop for both locals and the many vacationers who return to the OBX year after year. They carry a ton of local interest titles and serve up the best coffee on the ‘banks.

  1. Snooze at the Sanderling Resort or the White Doe Inn
The Sandpiper Resort, where the major action of A Death in Duck occurs, is based on the luxurious Sanderling Resort. Many of the well-appointed rooms open up right onto the beach, and the usually quiet pool is great for when you want a break from the beach.

If I’m being honest, though, my favorite accommodation on the OBX is the White Doe Inn. Located on Roanoke Island in the lovely little town of Manteo, this charming B&B effortlessly combines coziness and class. Innkeeper Pam makes guests feel like lords and ladies of the Victorian mansion, and the food is to die for. Monthly arts events are free and open to the public.

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