Aunt Bessie believes that Moirrey Teare is just about the most disagreeable woman she’s ever had the misfortune to meet.
Elizabeth Cubbon, (Aunt Bessie to nearly everyone), is somewhere past sixty, and old enough to ignore the rude woman that does her best to ruin the first session of the beginning Manx language class they are both taking. Moirrey’s sudden death is harder to ignore.
Aunt Bessie believes that Moirrey’s death was the result of the heart condition that Moirrey always complained about.
The police investigation, however, suggests that someone switched some of the dead woman’s essential medications for something far more deadly.
Aunt Bessie believes that she and her friends can find the killer.
But with Doona suspended from work and spending all of her time with the dead woman’s long-lost brother, and with Hugh caught up in a brand new romance and Inspector Rockwell chasing after a man that might not even exist, Bessie finds herself believing that someone might just get away with murder.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is the second in the “Aunt Bessie” series and once I’d written the first book, I couldn’t wait to continue Bessie’s adventures.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My favorite character in this book is Moirrey Teare and she is such a nasty and horrible character, that I had great fun writing her. I made her as rude as I possibly could and it was such fun having her say deliberately cruel things. I was sad when I killed her off early in the book, because I was having such fun writing her, but it was necessary.
Diana grew up in Pennsylvania and earned a BA in history from Allegheny College. She later moved to Washington, DC for work. There she met and was swept off her feet by an Englishman who married her and whisked her away to the north of England. A new job meant a move to the Isle of Man for the newlyweds and they lived there happily for over ten years. During that time, Diana added an MA in Manx Studies to her qualifications and they added two children to the family. In 2008, they decided to return to the U.S. to give their children a chance to experience the American way of life for a while. Now happily settled in Western New York, Diana writes, looks after the children, volunteers at the local schools and writes more.
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