Welcome to Day 23 of the #MysteryNovember book tour
Our guest today is Marni Graff and her book Death Unscripted
Trudy Genova has the best job any nurse could want, working onset as a medical consultant for a movie studio. No more uniforms, bedpans or emergencies, until the actor whose overtures she’s refused dies suddenly while taping a hospital scene–but not before pointing his finger accusingly at Trudy. When detectives view Trudy as a suspect, she interferes with their investigation to clear her name. Then a second death occurs, and Trudy realizes she’s put herself in jeopardy.
Based on the author’s real life work experience, Death Unscripted takes readers behind the scenes of a Manhattan soap opera.
Where is your home town?
Montgomery Point, NC. We live on the Intracoastal Waterway on a river, surrounded by nature, very rural. It’s nine miles one way to get my mail! They don’t deliver as we live at the end of a dirt road with three homes on it.
What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?
It’s what I enjoy reading most, even though my reading interests include darker novels. I’m exploring how evil lies in all of us, and what rationale a seemingly reasonable person would use to convince themselves to cross that fine line to commit murder. I also like the sense of justice restored at the end.
What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?
(Death Unscripted is a mix of amateur sleuth and police procedural. It’s told from two points of view: nurse Trudy Genova, who works as a medical consultant for a movie studio; and NYPD detective Ned O’Malley, investigating the murder of the actor Trudy was working with.
Where is your book set?
This is a departure from my English Nora Tierney series as its set in Manhattan. The rest of the series stays in New York.
Can you introduce us to the main characters?
Trudy Genova is young nurse working as a medical consultant for a movie studio in NYC. She’s from upstate NY, where her family owns an apple orchard. With two older brothers growing up, Trudy is always working to clean up,what her mom calls her ” truck driver” mouth and has to rain in curses now and then. Ned O’Malley is the Lynley of NY, the only child of wealthy parents who spend time at Lincoln Center, charity events and art shows. Think two different worlds about to collide.
Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?
My FB page always has links to the reviews (Facebook.com/bluevirgin.graff)
and I’m on Twitter at @GraffMarni.
Where can reader’s find your book?