In my daytime job, I was an investigator, working cases that ranged from fraud to wrongful death—a woman in a predominantly male world. It was about that time that I was fortunate enough to be assigned to an investigation in the upper middle peninsula of Virginia. I began to find contacts and obtain details—such as my reference in the novel to several of the old “railways” used for pulling boats out of the water for repair or families on the shore that made crab pots. The area was rich in history and, often, its people were open to talk about it. I met several well-established families (with lineages to the settlers) and was invited to events that further contributed to my fact finding missions. ...
Author Crystal C. Coombes
I'm a lover of mystery fiction, chocolates, homeless canines and Latin ballroom dancing. Here I'll share a bit about myself and what I'm thinking. Join me to learn about some of those times I remember — that might even become a part of my next novel — the things we all wonder about, and the best method to brew an authentic cup of English breakfast tea.
"All Things Equal" review:
"A gun, a girl and something to prove. Lu Garcia plunges into a closed community with murder on its mind. A fast-paced and satisfying read!" ~Karen Jones, author, speaker and broadcast journalist. Kjwriter.com