Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Let Sleeping Murder Lie by Carmen Radtke - Book Tour

Book Blurb 

American Eve Holdsworth is living her quintessential English dream in a picturesque village in the countryside. Meeting an attractive stranger adds to the appeal.

But Ben Dryden is a pariah in Eve’s new neighbourhood, since his wife was murdered five years ago, and he was the only suspect.

Eve, who is absolutely sure someone as charming as Ben could never be a killer, is

determined to solve the case and clear Ben’s name, even if it’s against his will.

Soon enough Eve finds herself in deep waters, and with her life at stake, she can only pray that her romantic notions won’t be the end of her … 

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Eve gazed through a chink in her curtains at the moon. It had reached the stage in between where she always failed to know if it was waxing or waning. A moon stuck in between, where it could go either way. Like Ben Dryden. Either she forgot about him or she found out more. If he was guilty, which seemed highly unlikely, considering the public information, she’d get the hell out of Dodge. If he was innocent, it would be pleasant to get to know him better. All she knew was that he had a soothing voice and a smile that lit up his face, if she could coax one out of him. 

Eve pulled the duvet over her head; much easier than getting up and closing the curtains properly. She needed utter darkness to think through her plans. 
For a brief instant she remembered a documentary she’d watched, about women from all over the world falling in love with men on Death Row after exchanging letters. 
Nonsense, she told herself. She’d never be that gullible, apart from the fact that she wasn’t falling for Ben Dryden, and odds were good he’d never killed a single human being.


Carmen Radtke has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.

 She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.

 When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.

 When Carmen is not writing cozy mysteries, reading or dreaming of travel, she is busy acting as resident cat servant or tap-dancing (badly, but enthusiastic).

 She is currently working on her next Jack and Frances mystery.

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