Good afternoon, INSPY readers! Today our shortlist author interviews continue with Julianna Deering. Julianna is a second time shortlist nominee. This year her third Drew Farthering novel, Murder at the Mikado (Bethany House) is on the short list for the Mystery/Thriller category. Julianna shares about her love of movie soundtracks and shares some pictures that helped inspire her novel, Murder at the Mikado.
Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has found smooth waters, Fleur Landis, an old flame, reappears in his life. She’s married now, no longer an actress, and he expects she’ll soon disappear–until she comes to him in dire need. The lead actor in her old troupe’s production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police’s number one suspect.
Drew would love nothing more than to just focus on his fiance, Madeline, and their upcoming wedding, but he can’t leave Fleur in the lurch–even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline dive into the murder, they discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. Nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between. It’s Drew’s most complicated case yet.
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