About the Book
Botched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery)
4th in Series
Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B07C9WK1J8
Bowled over . . .
Sophie “Phee” Kimball is getting dragged into the drama again at her mom’s Arizona retirement community. A new board member wants to get rid of two golf courses and replace them with eco-friendly parks, and some of the residents are pretty teed off about it. On top of that, her mother’s book club friend Myrna is being pushed out of the bocce league. These seniors are serious about winning, and Myrna’s dragging them down. She’s so bad at bocce, in fact, that when a community mem.ber’s dead body is discovered while Myrna’s practicing for a tournament, she assumes it was one of her own errant balls that killed the woman.
But before Myrna can be tossed off the bocce court and into criminal court, the police find an arrow in the victim’s neck. It looks like this was no accident—and Phee and her investigator boyfriend Marshall will have to team up to bounce a killer into the slammer . . .
About the Authors
Ann I. Goldfarb
New York native Ann I. Goldfarb spent most of her life in education, first as a classroom teacher and later as a middle school principal and professional staff developer. Writing as J. C. Eaton, along with her husband, James Clapp, she has authored the Sophie Kimball Mysteries (Kensington) set for release in June 2017. In addition, Ann has nine published YA time travel mysteries under her own name. Visit the websites at www.jceatonauthor.com and www.timetravelmysteries.com
James E. Clapp
When James E. Clapp retired as the tasting room manager for a large upstate New York winery, he never imagined he’d be co-authoring cozy mysteries with his wife, Ann I. Goldfarb. His first novel, Booked 4 Murder(Kensington) is set for release in June 2017. Non-fiction in the form of informational brochures and workshop materials treating the winery industry were his forte along with an extensive background and experience in construction that started with his service in the U.S. Navy and included vocational school classroom teaching.
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Guest Character Post
NOTE: This is a character post for one of the author’s OTHER books.
“I Need a Dream Location to Write My Next Screenplay”
By Norrie Ellington
I just finished watching an episode of House Hunters International (HGTV) where a lady sold her home in the U.S. and bought a dream house in Belize, overlooking the beach, so that she could have the perfect place to write her first novel. Well, I admit it. I’m jealous. I’d love the perfect place to write my screenplays and it’s not at the family winery where I’m spending the year so that my sister and her entomologist husband can track down some godforsaken insect in Costa Rica.
I’m Norrie Ellington, romance screenwriter for a Canadian film company. I’m in my twenties and I have a great apartment in Manhattan that’s now being leased out in exchange for a drafty farmhouse in Penn Yan, New York. But what I really need, especially after watching that HGTV show, is my dream location. Preferably one that does not include dead bodies popping up all over the place.
Hmm, let me see…
A fabulously re-modeled condo overlooking the main plaza in Salamanca, Spain, where I could slip downstairs to enjoy early evening tapas and drinks with the locals. I’d dine in a different restaurant each night and eat churros every morning for breakfast before rushing back to my computer as I write my noir screenplays.
WAIT – I don’t write noir. Better try again:
A lovely Victorian house situated across from a quiet bay in Cape Cod. I could walk barefoot on the beach and open my windows at night to let in all the soft ocean breezes. A local cook would arrive early in the morning to prepare my meals and clean the house, leaving me all the free time in the world to write my children’s’ stories.
OH NO! I don’t write screenplays for children’s stories. How about…
A marvelous villa in Sedona, Arizona, framed by the giant red rocks. I’d write from my rustic wooden desk and gaze at the distant snow-covered peaks, pausing every now and then to enjoy the sound of horses as their riders pass by my window. I’d dine on huevos rancheros each morning and barbequed beef every night. The perfect place for my western screenplays. What? What the heck am I thinking? I don’t write western-themed screenplays. Oops. Better try again.
A charming cottage in a small village outside of London, complete with a housekeeper who makes splendid breakfasts and provides tea and scones for me in the late afternoon. My delightful abode would be walking distance to a lovely little town with a bakery shop, candy store, and small produce market. I’d write lovely Romance screenplays while enjoying the view of my impeccable garden. Yes, this definitely works for me. And my romances. But drat, I think cozy mystery author Nancy Atherton may have beat me to it with that Aunt Dimity of hers. Then again, who says we can’t share?
First thing I intend to do is track her down and see if she knows of any terrific listings in the Cotswolds. Oh, who am I kidding? I made a promise to manage Two Witches Winery on Two Witches Hill in Penn Yan, New York, until my brother-in-law’s research grant is up. (And he’d better not apply for another one any time soon).
I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed that no more bodies show up. And next time House Hunters International comes on, I’ll change the channel.
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