Character Interview – Olivia (Livvy) Denis Redmond
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself--both something we learn from [the story]
2) I’m very close to my cousin and her family – Abby, Sir John, and their sons
3) and something that readers might not guess?
4) While I have a reporter’s job at The Daily Premier working for Sir Henry Benton, I get loaned out to Sir Malcolm Freemantle, the British spymaster, when he needs me for counterespionage. I invited my newspaper boss, Sir Henry, to my wedding, but not Sir Malcolm.
5) How did you first meet your writer? I first met Kate in Deadly Scandal when I saw my first husband, Reggie Denis, lying murdered in the morgue. She was very understanding. And she wanted to see what I would do next.
6) Want to dish about him/her? Kate is a good person. She’s brilliant, good natured, and funny. The sort of person I want to be when I get old. Oops, older.
7) Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book? While I try to lead a normal life, I keep having adventures. Sir Henry, my boss at the newspaper, sent me to Nazi Germany to help his late wife’s family escape and that led to some scrapes. Then Britain’s spymaster, Sir Malcolm, discovered me when my father was suspected of murder. Since then, he’s put me to work finding German spies hiding in Britain.
8) Who's your favorite character? Why? Adam, of course. That’s why I married him in Deadly Darkness. He’s strong, sexy, and kind. And nearly as stubborn and quick witted as I am.
9) Who's your least favorite character? Why? My father. He’s always belittling me. He wanted a son, so I can’t measure up no matter how hard I try.
10) What's next for you? In Deadly Cypher, World War II starts, Adam is off with the army (He’s a Captain), and Sir Malcolm sends me to find a killer at Bletchley Park.
Deadly Darkness is the sixth in the Deadly Series. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple in ebook and paperback.
About Deadly Darkness
As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.
July, 1939. Newlywed Olivia Denis Redmond plans to spend a peaceful honeymoon in the country before war rips her soldier husband away. But when she finds a dead body in the midst of a blackout, Olivia is drawn into the investigation.
Since the police inspector isn’t interested in clues pointing to espionage and blackmail, Olivia must unlock secrets hidden for years in this idyllic village and face the wrath of an unseen enemy.
As danger stalks her, can Olivia expose a cunning killer before she becomes the next victim?
Deadly Darkness, the sixth book in the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classic cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.
Start exploring this journey or mystery and intrigue today as Britain and Germany draw dangerously close to war.
About Kate Parker
Kate Parker caught the reading bug early, and the writing bug soon followed. She’s always lived in a house surrounded by books and dust bunnies. After spending a dozen years in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but she’d developed a love of wide rivers, warmer and wetter weather, and fast-growing greenery that sent her hurrying back to North Carolina.
Deadly Travel is the fifth book in the Deadly Series, and Kate’s plan is to follow it quickly with Deadly Darkness, both set in 1939 in the days leading up to war. There are at least three more of the Deadly Series coming that will bring the beginning of the war to Olivia’s doorstep. Kate reports that she is having fun creating new stories to entertain readers and chaos to challenge her characters.