Monday, August 17, 2020

Hunter's Secret by Val Penny - Book Tour + Giveaway

Hunter’s Secret

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but when Hunter arrives it has disappeared, and all is not as it seems.

Hunter recalls the disappearance of a dead body thirty years earlier. The Major Incident Team is called in but sees no connection – it is too long ago. Hunter is determined to investigate the past and the present with the benefit of modern DNA testing.

Tim has other problems in his life. His father, Sir Peter Myerscough, is released from jail. He, too, remembers the earlier murder. There is no love lost between Hunter and Sir Peter. Will Hunter accept help from his nemesis to catch a killer?
Hunter’s own secret is exciting and crucial to his future. Will it change his life? And can he keep Edinburgh safe?

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Author Q&A
 1.       What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
 Tenacity. If you want to make something of being an author, you have to keep working at it, thorough the good times and the bad.

2.       If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
 Releasing your book to allow other people to read it and comment on it is difficult. Accept not everybody will enjoy your writing, and that is okay.

3.       What book do you feel is under-appreciated?
The Secret by Katharine Johnson

How about overrated?
The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

4.       Favorite childhood memory involving books?
 My mother used to set aside Sunday afternoons when, after lunch, she would read the classics to my sister and me. She read to us books by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Arthur Ransome and Charlotte Bronte. It was a peaceful hour or so when we could enjoy cuddling and being told a story. Unbeatable memories!

5.       If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Bertie Wooster, served by Jeeves of course. I think it would be hilarious and exasperating in equal measure to try to make sense of Bertie’s plans and enjoy his thinking process.

6.       What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
 It would be fun to visit the world of Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass. The crazy characters and magical foods would be delightful to experience.

7.       Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
No, I wanted to be a lawyer and worked in that profession for many years. Then I moved to lecturing, teaching at University and loved that work. It was only after I contracted cancer and was unable to work outwith my home that I began to write. I love it and would never go back.

8.       If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
 Loyal, Imaginative and Generous

9.       What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I don’t like to write in the morning. I do my emails, blog posts and housework in the mornings and write from about 2pm onwards.

10.   What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
 Rear Window, directed by Albert Hitchcock. It is set in one room but tells a human story about the main characters’ lives as well as brilliantly revealing a who-dun-it.

11.   If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Cats. I have owned cats all my life and love to share my home and space with them.

12.   Have you ever met anyone famous?
 Yes. I have met several famous people including the late Senator Edward Kennedy and the author and anthropologist Kathy Reichs but I do think it is more important that the people I meet are good company than famous.

Author Bio – Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.
Her crime novels, 'Hunter's Chase' Hunter's Revenge, Hunter's Force and Hunter’s Blood form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fifth novel in the series, Hunter's Secret, is published by darkstroke. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published is available now.

Social Media Links –  Twitter @valeriepenny

Giveaway to Win a .mobi of Hunter’s Secret  by Val Penny (Open INT)
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