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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Blog Tour, Character Interview, Review, & Giveaway for Deadly Rescue by Kate Parker


Character Name: Olivia Redmond

1) Tell us a little about yourself – both something we learn from Deadly Rescue and something that readers might not guess

As you find out in Deadly Rescue, I know very little about my mother. I was only six years old when she died in the influenza epidemic of 1918, and my father refuses to talk about her. We don’t have any close relatives to tell me anything. I’ve always wanted to know more about her, and readers of earlier Deadly Series books may not realize that. When I meet Mrs. Jørgensen, who was friends with my mother before WWI, I find someone who can tell me about my mother and is willing to answer my questions. I’m excited about that possibility.

2) How did you first meet your writer?

I first met Kate Parker when she started writing Deadly Scandal. My husband had just been murdered and I was lost in my grief and frustrated that the police thought he killed himself. Kate stayed with me through all the twists and turns my life took and has been with me ever since.

3) Want to dish about her?

What can I say about Kate? She’s perfect. She also puts words in my mouth and thoughts in my head, so I’d better go along with her opinion on this one.

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

I live an exciting life. I have a position on a London daily newspaper, the Daily Premier, that has sent me to Nazi Germany, and Austria and Czechoslovakia just as they were being taken over. I’m also loaned out to Britain’s spymaster, Sir Malcolm Fremantle, from time to time, forcing me to deal with Nazi spies and sympathizers. Now he’s sent me to Denmark immediately before they were invaded to rescue people who may not want to be rescued. I’ve certainly found my life exciting.

5) Who’s your favorite character? Why?

Although he doesn’t make an appearance in Deadly Rescue, my favorite character is my husband Adam. He’s handsome and brave and charming and funny and loyal. I could go on, but you’d probably get tired of reading this. Right now, he’s off with the British Army doing whatever it is he does for them wherever it is he’s doing it. I’m worried sick for him. The war is heating up, and that’s never good when you’re an army captain.

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

That’s easy. Katrine, the Jørgensens’ daughter. When we first meet, she’s engaged, or not, to a German chemist who is working with her father. The German wants to stay in Denmark since his countrymen are taking over, so Katrine wants to stay, too. Her parents want to leave for England where they once lived, but they don’t feel they can since Katrine won’t be chaperoned. As Katrine shows us over and over again, everything is about her. And she can’t stand me. From the first time we speak, she’s telling me to leave immediately and not even stay for the weekend after traveling hundreds of miles.

7) What’s next for you?

World War II heats up, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands fall, and the German air force begins pounding Britain, particularly London. Adam and I are invited to spend a quiet weekend at Rosalie Billingsthorpe’s country estate. I met her during Deadly Cypher and we’ve stayed friends. Somehow, quiet is taking on a whole new meaning.

Deadly Rescue, the ninth book in the Deadly Series by USA Today bestselling author Kate Parker, is on sale in ebook and paperback at all the usual online retailers.

About Dark Rescue

Historical Cozy Mystery 9th in Series  
JDP Press (September 20, 2022) 
 Number of Pages ~300

As the Phony War morphs into the Blitzkrieg, two British intelligence officers risk getting trapped behind enemy lines in the ninth Deadly mystery from USA Today Bestselling author Kate Parker

April, 1940. Hitler is invading Denmark on Tuesday. Olivia Redmond has only a weekend to bring a Nobel Prize winning chemist and his war-altering research to Britain. The scientist and his wife want to leave, but their troublesome daughter will do anything to stop her parents from departing. 

When the daughter’s German fiancé is murdered, the police refuse to let anyone depart until they find the killer. If Olivia wants to escape Denmark with the chemist and his breakthroughs, she will have to unmask the killer before the Nazis stop her forever. 

Deadly Rescue, book nine of the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with determination and smarts. No explicit cursing, violence, or sex.

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review.
I have to say that I really look forward to each new addition to this fun historical cozy mystery series! Parker has a true skill when it comes to researching the past in order to get the setting just right while also keeping your attention with a wide range of characters, a mystery to keep you guessing, and enough surprises to really have you turning the page all the way until the very end. Olivia is fantastic FMC that I would love to be friends with if she was real. Add in the danger of the war and you won't be able to put it down. A perfect choice for fans of historical cozies or just those wanting to give the genre a try. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

About Kate Parker

Since she was unable to build a time machine in her backyard, Kate Parker immerses herself in research and then creates the world that lives inside each book that she writes. Her favorite place is London and her time travel destination is anywhere from the late Victorian era through World War II. Since she lives in the Carolinas with her daughter and a 95-pound puppy, the practical side of her is thankful for air conditioning and all the modern comforts of life. Comforts she will take with her if she ever figures out how to build her time machine.  
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  1. I enjoyed the interview with Olivia and Deadly Rescue sounds like a thrilling read for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Books a Plenty, for sharing your review!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Deadly Rescue, the author's interview and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading this story