Cece dumpster dives her way through this suspense-filled murder mystery…
Cece Prentice is a most unusual young woman. Heiress to a large fortune thanks to her doctor father, who is the head of a genome company on Long Island, Cece is also a freegan—ecologically-minded and socially conscious. If that happens to include dumpster diving for half an old hamburger, previously started by someone she has never met, then so be it.
Cece would still be going about her ordinary, albeit weird, life had her beloved twin brother Teddy not been murdered. Drawn into the police investigation, CeCe uses her sketching abilities and knowledge of her father’s company to provide Detective DeRosa with the clues he needs to ferret out what happened to Teddy. But she soon realizes that this mystery is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
My friends joke that every relationship should be able to sustain one celebrity indiscretion. This means you get one guilt-free, no consequence romp with your celebrity crush. I’d like to expand on this idea by including a no penalty affair with a literary character.
Please meet Charlie Knudsen, my literary indiscretion. He’s a fiction of my imagination and he exists purely for my entertainment. Charlie appears in Drawing Conclusions, and as far as I’m concerned, in every book I’ll ever write from this point on. I haven’t had a bad break-up in thirty years but Charlie could dump me like yesterday’s news and I’d still take him back. He’s irreverent, sarcastic, clever and just plain cool. The kind of cool that I dig. Oh yeah, and he can fix anything.
I thought I had written Charlie solely for my own indulgence. That is, until my agent read my first manuscript. Turns out, all she wanted to talk about was Charlie. Hey, back-off, I thought. He’s mine.
Now that Drawing Conclusions is hot off the press, Charlie Knudsen will be widely available to anyone who wants to get to know him. I guess it’s time I learned how to share.
About the Author
Deirdre Verne (Scarsdale, NY) is a college professor and an active college blogger. A writer for the millennium crowd, Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character who Dumpster dives her way though a suspense-filled mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s short stories appear in all three New York chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters.
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