Saturday, February 28, 2015

Romance at the Mystery Dinner Theater

Have you ever wanted to go to a mystery dinner theater where the audience has to figure out whodunit? That is where two lovers meet in this humorous and sexy romance novel. Isabella, a librarian in her early 30s, goes with her friends to a performance where an actual murder takes place and falls in love with the handsome investigating detective. For readers 18+.

Watchin' the Detective: A Mystery Dinner Romance
By Louise Hathaway 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Books about Savannah, Georgia

In 1994, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a non-fiction story about a murder trial in Savannah, Georgia, became a bestseller on the New York Times' bestseller list for 216 weeks following its debut.  It reigns as the longest-standing bestseller in their history.  What is it about this book that captivates readers? There are so many reasons I like it: first and foremost, is how it describes the physical beauty of Savannah, a town built upon a system of public squares with beautiful gardens, fountains, and statuary.  The homes surrounding each square are wonderful, too. The last time my husband and I went there, we went on a home and garden tour in the Spring and got to look inside these houses.  Wow! What a world they displayed; if only we lowly ones could live like that, too.  I love the cast of characters in the book, especially Jim Williams and The Lady Chablis. We went to one of Chablis' performances the last time we were there and were treated to a night we'll never forget.

Our murder/mystery, Honeymoon in Savannah: A Detective Santy Mystery, is about this beautiful city, where our homicide detective, Clarrisa Santy, and her husband go on a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" pilgrimage and end up involved in a murder investigation when a famous chef is murdered while they are in Savannah.  Available at your favorite online bookstore for $2.99.  Also available in paper at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Honeymoon in Savannah:
A Detective Santy Mystery
by Louise Hathaway

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Just in time for Mardi Gras

Do you like New Orleans?  Do you like Nancy Drew?  If so, you will enjoy this humorous and PG-rated story that especially targets women baby boomers who grew up reading and loving the Nancy Drew series. The teenage sleuth in this story goes on vacation with her father and friends to the French Quarter. What starts out as a sight-seeing trip changes into a murder/mystery when a docent at Oak Alley Plantation is murdered. You don't have to be a Nancy Drew fan to like this book: part travelogue, part ghost story, this book mixes voodoo, ghosts, and bayous into a spicy gumbo of a whodunit.

The Ghost in the Plantation: A Nancy Keene Mystery
by Louise Hathaway
eBook only $2.99
Available in paperback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Second Chance at Romance

How many of you go to your high school reunions hoping to see “the one who got away”? That’s what this romance novel is all about. In this story, Danielle, a woman who has just turned 30, goes to her high school reunion hoping to see Sandy, a tall redhead, who had given her a poem he’d written about her on their last day of school.   One of her biggest regrets is that she let him go away without telling him that she shares his feelings. He’s been impossible to locate so far, but she’s hoping that at tonight’s reunion, he will finally walk back into her life.

Here's what readers are saying about this book:

"Everybody probably had at least one crush in high school. Most people might have wondered at least at some point about what ever happened to that person. What would happen if you got one more chance to get together. How would it change your life?

I enjoyed reading High School Reunion. It’s that second chance you might have dreamed about. It’s about giving romance the chance that should have happened a long time ago. It’s about going out on a limb to try to get what you want, now that you have experience being an adult. Give this one a read if you've ever wondered, "What if?"

High School Reunion: You Can Go Home Again
by Louise Hathaway
Only 99 cents at all your favorite online bookstores

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Fun Romance Novel

Valentine's Day is coming up.  Are you in the mood, ladies, for a fun romance novel?  If so, you may like this story about a librarian in her mid-thirties who must choose between two men: the first is ten years younger than she is and the second is a handsome detective she meets when she goes to a murder mystery dinner show where an actual murder takes place and he is sent to investigate. She has a very rich fantasy life when she imagines herself with the detective and because her dreams are pretty sexually-explicit, this book is for those 18 and over.  If you've ever wondered what it would be like to go to a murder mystery show or what a typical day for a librarian is like, you will enjoy this book.

Watchin' the Detective: A Mystery Dinner Romance
By Louise Hathaway
eBook is only $2.99
Available is paperback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Garrison Keillor and News From Lake Wobegon

I wonder when Garrison Keillor will retire from the show he created, A Prairie Home Companion? When I discovered that he wasn't on last night's broadcast, and that a Minneapolis storyteller would be a guest instead, I started to think about what it would be like without this great American humorist.  He is my generation's equivalent to Mark Twain.  My husband and I have listened to the A Prairie Home Companion almost every Saturday night since 1986. There were so many times that we would say to each other, "One of these days, we have to go to Minnesota and look up all the places where he's based his fictional town of Lake Wobegon upon."

Two years ago, my husband and I left sunny Southern California for the frozen tundra of the North and went in search of Lake Wobegon.  When we went to the bookstore Garrison Keillor owns in St. Paul, we were amazed when we saw him walking across the parking lot by himself with a couple of books tucked underneath his arm.  We had a little chat with him outside our car window and my husband shook hands with him.  There was a car in back of us, so we had to move along; but my husband and I were amazed that we were lucky enough to have this chance meeting with one of our heros.

On the plane home, I wrote this story about a precocious teenage sleuth named Nancy Keene who travels to Minnesota with her father in search of the real life places mentioned in Keillor's stories. I've included some pictures we took on our pilgrimage.

The Missing Bachelor Farmer: A Nancy Keene Mystery
By Louise Hathaway 
It's only $1.99 and is available at most online bookstores.
Also available in paperback at Amazon, Barnes and and Createspace.