Sunday, December 15, 2013

Chatting with Lydia

Last week Untreed Reads brought out a new edition of A MURDERER AMONG US, my first Twin Lakes mystery that was awarded a Best Indie by Suspense Magazine. Lydia Krause, my clever, gutsy sleuth, is eager to meet those of you who don’t know her. After reading our little chat, feel free to ask Lydia anything  you like.

Marilyn:  Why did you move to Twin Lakes?

Lydia:  After my beloved husband Izzy died, I figured it was time to make changes in my life. My daughter Meredith suggested that I move to this retirement community only minutes from her home. It seemed like a good idea, and so I sold my business and my house in Queens, and moved to Twin Lakes out in Suffolk County.

Marilyn: Are you glad you made the move?

Lydia:  Not at first. I love my granddaughters, but Meredith had me babysitting constantly. She was very moody—happy one day, nervous the next. I began to suspect something fishy was going on. Where was she going? What was she doing? I found out soon enough. Since I don’t want to besmirch my daughter’s reputation, I won’t say another word on the subject.

Marilyn: I understand, but readers will find out Meredith’s big secret.

Lydia: I suppose that can’t be helped.

Marilyn: To change the subject, you caused a major disturbance at Bingo, your first venture into Twin Lakes activities. Care to talk about that?

Lydia: I appreciate having the opportunity to explain exactly what took place that evening. My neighbor introduced me to a man I knew to be a convicted embezzler. What’s more, this very man drove my baby sister to take her own life. I merely exposed him and his phony new name, which didn’t suit his wife, Claire. And so…we had words.

Marilyn: I understand Claire was found murdered the following morning.

Lydia: Yes, that was sad.

Marilyn: Detective Molina thought you might have killed her, given the evidence.

Lydia: I had an alibi!

Marilyn: What do you think of Detective Molina?

Lydia: What do I think of Sol? As a detective or as a man?

Marilyn: However you choose to answer.

Lydia: He’s very…nice. Good looking. And he’s a pretty good detective. Of course living in Twin Lakes, I had more opportunities to question, that is, talk to the residents.

Marilyn: What did you learn in the course of helping to solve the Twin Lakes murders.

Lydia: That everyone has secrets, secrets that often reach far back into the past.

Lydia and I welcome your comments and questions

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Palmaltas said...

A fun interview, Lydia. I hope more will come with more adventures.

Patricia Gligor said...

I love character interviews and this was a great one. Love your books too, Marilyn!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I loved this, Marilyn. I to enjoy character interviews. This is a good book!

Marilyn Levinson said...

Pat, Patricia, and Marilyn,
Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by.

Morgan Mandel said...

Very true. We all have secrets!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Levinson said...

Readers LOVE to come upon secrets. Human nature.