Rosie’s Good Reads made it into the December Issue of @FleetLife Magazine #TuesdayBookBlog

This month my reading recommendations made it into my local magazine @FleetLife

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For the online version go to http://www.fleetlife.org.uk, load the online directory and find the reviews on page 16.

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Here are the December featured books and authors;

Threads of Yesterday by Sam Cheever

Touched To The Soul by Elsa Winckler

The Kid Who Wasn’t There Murders by C.M Albrecht

Death Unscripted by Marni Graff

and Please Release Me by Rhoda Baxter

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 23 Marni Graff @GraffMarni

Welcome to Day 23 of the #MysteryNovember book tour

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Our guest today is Marni Graff and her book Death Unscripted

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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.

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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?

I also wrote a crime review blog, Auntie M Writes (www.auntiemwrites.com) where there is a background page; and in my publishers page, Bridle Path Press ( www.bridlepathpress.com).

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?

www.bridlepathpress.com for autographed personalized copies

 

Death Unscripted by M.k. Graff @GraffMarni #bookreview #Mystery

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Death Unscripted is a Trudy Genova Mystery. It is set in Manhattan, New York. Trudy Genova is a Nurse and her current job is a medical consultant on a TV soap opera film set called ” Thornfield Place”. Trudy must check that any medical matters are authentic on screen.

Her role is behind the scenes, she tries to avoid the actors and actresses who are demanding, but Griff Kennedy is a womaniser and keeps pestering Trudy. When he invades her personal space one lunchtime she dumps pie on his head in a fit of anger. Later that afternoon Trudy must fix Griff up for a hospital bed scene where he will act out a heart attack. With the cameras rolling Griff ad libs, holds his stomach, points a finger at Trudy and then dies rather dramatically.

Detective Ned O’Malley leads the investigation into Griff’s death and Trudy finds herself under suspicion. But her nurses training kicks in and she believes Griff was poisoned. Caught sneaking around looking for evidence and with her finger prints all over a cup Griff drank from Trudy gets herself into more hot water with the police.

It takes a second death and an attack on Trudy before the police agree to let her help them with the investigation. I enjoyed the setting for this mystery, there are quite a lot of characters in this story, but the author gives a list of the cast at the front of the book. Several red herrings to keep you guessing and a hint of a possible romance for Trudy to come in the next book of the series.

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author.

Find a copy here from Amazon.com

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