JH: Welcome, A. J.! Thanks for dropping by Books by My Friends. Late at the Library, Book 8 of The Lamb’s Bay Mysteries sounds like a good story.
JH: What’s the blurb for your book?
AJ: A missing art object, rare books, and murder — just when Hilly thought life was getting quieter, another mystery arises. An injured art recovery agent is found lying in the doorway of Hilly’s new home. Who is he and why is he seeking the librarian Lila who used to live there? What secrets did she have? When the agent is killed in the library archives, the hunt is on for the murderer as well as the missing artifact.
JH: What inspired you to write Late at the Library?
AJ: I love libraries and books. I decided a murder and a mystery at the local library would be a great premise since my sleuth Hilly is moving into a bungalow formerly owned by the head librarian. Plus I love old books so it was a great opportunity to highlight their value in this story.
JH: What one thing do you love most about writing?
AJ: Writing takes me to places I will never go to and lets me experience all kinds of adventures. When I am writing everything goes away except for the story and where it is going. Writing definitely got me through being isolated during COVID as I am immunocompromised and could not go anywhere. So I went to Lamb’s Bay – where there was no COVID – and solved some mysteries.
JH: What’s next for you in the way of writing/publishing?
AJ: Right now I am writing book 9 in my series – entitled Woes at the Wedding – a missing bridesmaid, an abducted bride, the theft of a diamond tiara worth megabucks, and my sleuth Hilly having to do her investigating while wearing an atrocious lilac tulle bridesmaid’s dress completed with a giant bow on her butt.
JH: How can readers contact you?
My bio is there.
My contact form is there.
Anne J. Fotheringham
JH: Thanks, A.J. I hope you’ll come back and tell us about book 9!
All good things,