Bronwyn Crewse, or Win as her friends call her, is visiting Ascroft, eh? today to tell us about A Killer Sundae, the latest novel in the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series.
Welcome, Win. Let’s get started, shall we?
Tell us about the novel that you live inside. Is it part of a series? If so, please tell us about the series too. Yes! This is part of a series. A KILLER SUNDAE is the third book. The series starts off with A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP and introduces me, Bronwyn “Win” Crewse, the new manager of her family’s ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. There’s lots of snow, and not so much business, but I try to get the ice cream parlor off to a good start after the remodel. Book 2 in the series is titled, A GAME OF CONES. The series is filled with fun, family and of course, murder!
Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too? I do control what happens. To be fair, though, my author comes up with the story. But once she winds me up and sets me inside of it, it’s all me.
How did you evolve as the main character? I don’t know that I am. I have been reluctant since the first murder to get involved. My friend Maisie (an ACORN TV nut) is all raring to go. But even after the third murder happened and I solved it (and I was almost killed again) I am no more interested in getting involved since the first murder took place.
Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them? Of course. I couldn’t do what I do without family and friends. But my two best friends, Maisie Solomon and Riya Amacarelli are the one who help me sleuth. My mom, Ailbhe, and my grandfather, PopPop help me out at the shop.
What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story? Most of our time is spent in the ice cream shop, Crewse Creamery. It was newly decorated after I took over. My favorite part is the large picture window at the back of the store that overlooks the falls. Oh. Did I mention? Our ice cream shop sits right at the top of the falls that runs through the center of my little hometown. Rain, shine or snow, we always have the best ice cream. I hope I’ll find you stopping by soon.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book? It’s a fun whodunit with a little drama, a little humor and a great story about ice cream and murder!
Thank you for answering my questions, Win, and good luck to you and your author, Abby Collette, with A Killer Sundae, the latest book in the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series.
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About Abby Collette: Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and it’s a mystery even to her why she hasn’t yet moved to a warmer place. As Abby Collette, she is the author of the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, about a millennial MBA-holding granddaughter running a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and the Books & Biscuits mystery series, starring a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. Writing as Abby L. Vandiver, she is the author of the Logan Dickerson Mysteries, featuring a second-generation archaeologist and a nonagenarian, as well as the Romaine Wilder Mysteries, pairing an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral-home-owning auntie as sleuths. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries and hanging out with her grandchildren, each of whom are her favorite.