A Clara and Iris Mystery
When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold.
Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case. Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.
When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose?
Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.
But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?
~Killer Nashville Review & Mystery Finalist for The Falchion Award …
Kim Carter has given us the second in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, Murder Among the Tombstones. Part cozy, part police procedural, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley are septuagenarians who decide to begin their second careers, by opening a private investigation agency in one of the rougher areas of Atlanta. Sounds like a perfect fit, except Iris doesn’t like to drive in traffic or at night, and Clara doesn’t have a lot of confidence. And did I mention a little thing called technology? … Ms. Carter surrounds her stories with very colorful characters. She lives in Atlanta, so she gives us a very realistic picture of the city and its citizens. look forward to reading more of the series and watching the faceoff between two very different generations. A fun series but with an opportunity to hold a mirror up to ourselves.
Targeted Age Group:: 16 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've been writing mysteries since 1999 when I became ill and housebound for a couple of years. I've always been inspired by beautiful and sometimes haunting places and always loved reading about them and figured I'd try my hand at writing haunting mysteries. Many of the novels remained on my computer for years before friends encouraged me to put them in print.
The characters introduced in my new mystery series 'A Clara and Iris Mystery' with book one 'Sweet Dreams Baby Belle' where Clara and Iris are introduced and now fully developed in book two of 'Murder Among The Tombstones' where both very good friends of my mother and knew they had to be a part of this series!
I will be writing a book from here in this series that takes place in each State of the US, which begins, of course, in both of book one and two in and around historical sites of Atlanta, GA. My third has released of this series, as the mystery takes place in Seattle, WA.
I am currently writing and finishing the next one, book four takes place in New Orleans titled; "Murder On The Bayou." So readers watch for it soon!