Adina Donati, from Dead Among the Dogwoods, an Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth Mystery, is visiting Ascroft, eh? today to tell us how dead bodies and lightning seem to follow her.
Welcome, Adina. I’ll turn the floor over to you –
Does lightning strike twice?
We’ve all heard the saying – lightning never strikes twice. Well, I’ve got news for you. It’s the farthest thing from the truth. Look at me. I moved to Washington, D.C. in search of excitement. I found it all right. Only not the kind of excitement I was hoping for. I had planned to enjoy all that the city has to offer (museums, night life, and such) and instead seem to have become a magnet for dead bodies. Yes, I exaggerate. I have only found two so far, however in the three years since I moved here, I have somehow managed to become involved in multiple murder investigations. Don’t get me wrong, I love D.C. It’s a cool city for the most part, especially for young people, but I’d be thrilled to never find another dead body.
On a happier note, all the murder and mayhem brought me together with a charming homicide detective, Jonathan Saks. We first met over a dead body. Well, not literally. He was the detective sent to investigate when I had the misfortune to find a good friend’s body in the bathroom of a Georgetown pub. In the end, my independent research helped the police identify and lock up the killer and his co-conspirators. It was the first of several cases that I “helped out” on, much to the dismay of Jonathan and his boss. Happy to report that our relationship is getting serious – at least I hope it is, after all he invited me to his brother’s engagement party. Aside from stressing out about meeting his parents for the first time, I was looking forward to a relaxing weekend getaway in rural Pennsylvania. Romance, hiking, and chocolate – what could go wrong?
Best laid plans and all that jazz. Dead bodies and lightning strikes seem to follow me wherever I go.
Thank you for telling readers about your experiences, Adina, and good luck to you and your author, Cassidy Salem, with Dead Among the Dogwoods, an Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth mystery.
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About Cassidy Salem: Cassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries (both cozy and traditional) and police procedurals. Cassidy also enjoys reading historical fiction focused on American and world history, as well as the classics. When she’s not reading, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends, and travels with her husband and son whenever possible. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia.