Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty are two feisty 60-year-old amateur sleuths traveling Northern Arizona in their motorhome when they discover the body of a young woman in her Mercedes convertible. I decided to interview Sarah after they had helped to bring down a gang of homegrown terrorists:
Author: Why is it that you and Dana are always stumbling over bodies?
Sarah: They don’t call us murder magnets for nothing.
Author: It’s a pretty gruesome hobby, don’t you think?
Sarah: And expensive. Dana wrecked two motorhomes and two Hummers since the series started.
Author: Why two Hummers?
Sarah: You should know. You wrote the plot.
Author: I don’t plan plots in advance. I just sit down and type as fast as I can to keep up with you two. And you get into some of the darndest situations.
Sarah: I was sound asleep when Dana stopped the motorhome along 1-40 in northern Arizona when that Mercedes convertible went off the road. I didn’t tell her to stop.
Author: I know, but you stayed in the RV when the trucker, Big Ruby” McCurdy stopped to help. Why didn’t you accompany them to investigate?
Sarah: It was pouring down rain.
Author: You’re not the wicked witch of the West. You wouldn’t have melted.
Sarah: Somebody had to stay in the coach when the killer shot out the tires.
Sarah: So I could report what he looks like. You’re a mystery writer. You should know that.
Author: You’re getting awfully snippy in your old age, Sarah.
Sarah: Looks who’s talking. You’re not exactly a spring chicken yourself.
Author: I think I’d rather speak to your friend Dana.
Sarah: She’s recuperating from that whiplash she suffered when the killer’s truck hit the back of our Escalade. She’s not too happy with you right now.
Author: All in a day’s work. The Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series would be awfully boring if I allowed you two widows to sit around knitting.
Sarah: What have you got planned for us in your next murder mystery? A ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
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