Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Author Jim Bronyaur about his latest publication, If Errands Could Kill, starring a stay-at-home mom.
Genre: Adult Mystery
Blurb courtesy of the Author:
Up at sunrise to enjoy the quiet of a sleeping household, Eve Bailey gets her coffee, prepares breakfast for her three children, and has a spare tie ready knowing that her husband, Ben, will definitely spill something on the one he is wearing.
Their oldest daughter, Delaney, is one game away from moving onto the soccer championships, their son, Cody, skipped school yesterday, and innocent 7 year old Penny is trying to communicate with her goldfish. Eve’s days are that of a typical stay at home mom.
Her typical day changes drastically after she drives Cody to school as part of his punishment for skipping school. Cody’s creepy science teacher, Mr. Jackson, approaches Eve to let her know that her check for Cody’s field trip had bounced. Knowing it had to be an error, Eve heads to the bank to figure it out. While in line, she chats with her mother in law who works at the bank. Then she notices Janet, another bank employee and self-made town outcast, acting very strange at the back counter.
Eve’s concern grows when she is leaving the bank and sees Janet open the gas tank door and then drives away. Against her better judgment, Eve follows Janet. What happens next is something unheard of in quiet Marysville, Pennsylvania.
Janet is murdered in front of Eve’s eyes, and the police find drugs in her car.
Murder and drugs? It doesn’t make sense. Eve is now a witness and determined to disprove the “drug deal gone wrong” theory.
Can she convince the police that she knows who the killer is, save her family, and make it to Delaney’s big soccer game in time?
What inspired you to write this book/series?
I've always loved the mystery genre and I've always wanted to create a fun, fast paced, cozy mystery kind of series. I had the idea for a woman being the lead in the series - and even had the first book planned out - but it just didn't feel right. Then my wife stepped in (she's a stay-at-home mom) and she suggested to have my lead, Eve Bailey, be a stay-at-home mom. I thought it was great idea... having this woman who is balancing a house, a family, soccer practice, groceries, dinner, and now trying to help solve a murder.
Does it contain profanity, violence, sexuality, or any other controversial material?
Do you have other books published?
I write in many genres besides mystery. Some of my favorite books are: Crystallophobia - Series of Fears #1 (horror), The Failed (horror), The Devil's Weekend (horror/thriller)
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