Thanks, Melissa for inviting me today.
I love to both read and write cozy mysteries, especially ones based in where I spent my childhood. The second book in the Lowenna series, High Tide was published this year. Those who have read A Graceful Death, will be familiar with the characters in High Tide.
In High Tide, Giovanna Matthews settles happily into the English west country village of Lowenna, but a storm is about to rock her world. Distressing the ladies from the knitting circle, a body drifts in with a high tide. Unconvinced the death is an accident, Gia leaves no pebble unturned while sleuthing her way around the village. Her delving further disrupts village life much to the distress of many villagers who want every rock to stay firmly in place. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, David, has an unwelcome visitor who threatens to unravel the bonds that tie him and Gia. Can Gia solve the mystery and encourage the visitor to leave before her anchor in the village is uprooted and she too is cast out to sea?
Cozy mysteries are best read while sipping Earl Gray tea.