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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Blog Tour, Character Interview, Review, & Giveaway for Charleston Conundrum by Stacy Wilder


 Character Interview

1)     Tell us a little bit about yourself--both something we learn from [the story] and something that readers might not guess? 

My name is Liz Adams. After my husband cheated on me, I moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina to pursue my dream of becoming a private investigator. When I visited Charleston, I fell in love with the city. After my divorce, I needed a change.

I met my best friend, Peg, shortly after I moved in. Actually, my Labrador retriever puppy, Duke, introduced us. She’d been sitting on the fountain’s ledge in the park, resting after a hard run. Duke, spotting another spot to swim and play, lunged forward, jerking his leash from my hand. He ran straight toward Peg and leaped into the water, spraying murky water all over her. When we exchanged contact information, we discovered I was the new neighbor in her townhome community.

Imagine my surprise when six years later, Peg’s dead, and I wind up being one of the prime suspects. With the help of Duke, who has the ability to detect when people are lying, we solve the case.

2)     How did you first meet your writer?

I met my writer over fifteen years ago when I woke her up with the opening lines in chapter one. Trust me; it took a lot of prodding to get her to finish the book. When a big birthday loomed, she finally got serious. Do you know what it’s like to be stuck at the same age for fifteen years?

Now she’s writing the second story, Carmel Conundrum, at breakneck speed (well, for her at least). Spoiler alert, I get in a lot of trouble while visiting my love interest, Brad, and solving my next case with my sidekick, Duke.

3)     Want to dish about him/her?

She gets her story ideas while journaling or in the middle of the night. She’s obsessed with Post-it notes and gel pens. Oh and get this, she writes on one of the walls in her workspace. She painted the wall with some kind of special paint.

4)     Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book?

That’s a hard question. My writer’s mission is to deliver a delightful story to readers of all ages while benefiting a larger community.  She donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the Conundrum books to causes that support the homeless, both people and pets. Maybe that’s why I live in a book, to entertain and help others.

5)     Who's your favorite character? Why? 

Well, of course, my dog, Duke.

I love all my neighbors. Lou’s a hoot, and our trip to Paris to meet Peg’s boyfriend (who she kept a secret) is memorable.

Jenny, Peg’s niece, has a special place in my heart.

A couple of love interests, Brad and JP. You have to read the book so you can meet everybody!

6)     Who's your least favorite character? Why? 

Definitely Peg’s ex-husband Alex. He threatened Peg! The crusty old cop, Sam, who’s convinced that I murdered my best friend, is next on the list.

7)     What's next for you? 

Carmel Conundrum is set to release in early 2023. After that, I heard rumors that I’m traveling to the Cayman Islands and Colorado.

About Charleston Conundrum

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
 Setting - South Carolina 
Wild Hawk Press (January 15, 2022) 
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 235 pages 
 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985426618  
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QK1CWJY 

A Cozy Mystery With a Twist...

Liz Adams never imagined when she moved to Charleston with her truth sniffing Labrador retriever, Duke, that she would use her skills as a private investigator to avoid winding up on Death Row.

Liz’s life is upended when her best friend, Peg, is murdered and she becomes a suspect.Liz’s gun was the murder weapon. Tensions flare between Liz and the cops as she rises to the top of their suspect list.

At the request of Peg’s father, Liz agrees to take on the investigation. Riding a roller coaster of emotions, Liz uncovers many secrets Peg kept from her despite their being best friends. The suspects include a cast of characters: the ex-husband, the boyfriend, a coworker, several neighbors, and family members.

Charleston Conundrum takes the reader from Charleston, South Carolina, to Paris and back in the emotional unraveling of Peg’s life and death to a killer ending.

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Murder with a taste of Southern charm anyone? That's what we get in this new Liz Adams adventure. Set in Charleston where history can feel alive we get an intriguing mystery when Liz's BFF Peg is murdered with signs pointing to her as the killer. The cop, Sam, is determined to blame it on her so when Peg's dad asks her to investigate she begrudgingly does so. Thankfully her P.I. skills are up to the challenge as the secrets start coming to light leading to a surprising conclusion making for quite the fun read. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Stacy Wilder

Stacy writes mysteries, children’s stories, short stories, and poetry. Her debut novel, Charleston Conundrum, is the first in the Conundrum mystery series.

Stacy’s mission is to deliver a delightful story to readers of all ages while benefiting a larger community. She donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books to causes that support wildlife conservation, and the homeless, both people and pets. A portion of the proceeds from Charleston Conundrum are donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

As well as writing, Stacy is passionate about her faith, family, Labradors, the causes that she supports, the beach, art, and reading books.

She and her husband live in Houston, Texas with a totally spoiled Labrador retriever, Eve.

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  1. Thanks for the fun character interview. Looking forward to the review.

  2. Thanks so much for the review. Brought a smile to my heart.