The fiery orb melts across the horizon, cannons rumble, cheers resound and the partying begins in Key West. Looking for adventure, Liz and Garret Adams leave their homeport, Mystic, Connecticut and sail their 36 foot sloop to Florida.
Mayhem follows amidst the palm trees and tropical breezes. Greed, power and jealousy cause brittle relationships to snap. Liz’s uncontrollable psychic powers kick into gear, thrusting the unsuspecting cruising couple into a race to prove a friend’s innocence.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing a mystery involves more than developing characters and plot. Clues must be dropped like bread crumbs throughout the story so that the reader can have an ah-hah moment at the climax.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write because you have the passion and a story to share.
Marilyn W. Dalla Valle lives in Northwestern Connecticut with her husband, Roger and a rambunctious Sheltie named Randy. Together they play ball, go for long walks and frequent the shore.
Dance Instructor for 5 years and professional photographer for 30, when her two sons left the nest, Ms. Dalla Valle decided it was time to write. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, Clive Cussler and Sue Grafton, the genre she chose had to be mystery with a twist of adventure.
In March 2000, Murder in Mystic, the first in a mystery series, was e-published at Zeus Publications. Within two months it rose to #2 on the bestseller list, was editor’s choice for October and was nominated for the Frankfurt E-book Awards.
Murder in Newport, second in the series, was e-published in August 2000 and hit #7 on the bestseller list within two weeks. By January 2001, it switched places with Murder in Mystic.
Two Headed Snake of Key West was published January 28, 2014. These books are now available on Amazon Kindle, Amazon books and for order at your local bookstore. Murder in Mystic and Murder in Newport Audiobooks are offered at Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.
Ms. Dalla Valle is a member of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. She has been a guest speaker at the Beardsley Library, the Northwest Authors and Publishers Association, the Northwestern Connecticut Community College and Simsbury Public Library.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Love of the sea and fascination with the unexplained led to the birth of the Liz Adams Mysteries; Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.