If you’re a reader who loves a long series, this is the book for you! It’s the 16th installment of the Libby Sarjeant series. A hearty welcome to the author, Lesley Cookman. I’m so delighted to host her today. Welcome, Lesley.
Why do you write cozy mysteries?
I was brought up on mysteries/detective stories of the Golden Age, which I still love, and when I began to write this is what they were called! I had no idea I was writing “Cozy” crime when my first mystery was published, and I still hate the term.
Please tell us about your book. What ideas or images inspired this novel?
This particular book, the sixteenth in my Libby Sarjeant series, was inspired by the British Dance company of Matthew Bourne, whose innovative all-male Swan Lake took the world by storm over a decade ago.
Do you have an ideal reader in mind when you write? If so, please describe that reader.
I don’t really. I doubt very much if anyone under the age of 50 would enjoy them, and as far as I can tell, my main readership is female, but I’m not writing specifically for a white, middle-aged female audience. I’m very inclusive!
Please describe your writing routine.
Routine? What’s that? No, seriously, it’s my job, so I work as much as possible in my office and keep to more-or-less office hours.
What advice do you give new writers just starting out?
Keep trying and read. A LOT!
More about Murder Dancing:
Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre.
There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe to look into them. To everyone’s surprise, the seriousness of the incidents escalates until, inevitably, someone is murdered.
While the police look into the murder, Libby and Fran wonder why someone seemed so set against the ballet. Were occult forces at work, or was there a more worldly, personal motive?
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How to connect with Lesley:
Email address: via website