The Game of Murder (Author Interview)

Can you tell us a little about The Game of Murder?

 Scarlet Lane has been living a double life.

The downside? It comes with secrets that sometimes gets her into trouble. The upside? Her best friend, Quinn Monroe, is right there along for the ride, willing to be a part of all her adventures; especially when they involve murder. So when Quinn invites Scarlet on a murder mystery weekend to a secluded lodge tucked beneath the Rocky Mountains, she jumps at the chance to take a break from her secret life. But when the game of murder takes a sudden leap from fiction into reality, Scarlet finds herself smack dab in the middle of a mystery as suspect number one.

Now, spending the entire weekend with a troupe of lovable (and not so lovable) characters, Scarlet has to piece together clues that point to the real killer before it’s too late.

What motivated you to write the book?

I love murder mysteries! Movies, books, tv shows…there’s nothing more satisfying then an unexpected twist or jaw-dropping ending that I don’t see coming. When I’m not watching movies or reading novels, I love to write…so, I figured I should probably combine my two loves and write a murder mystery.

Can you tell us a little about Scarlet Lane?

Scarlet tends to be a little hard on herself and not as confident as her successful career would suggest; however, her awkward demeanor and lovable sense of humor draws us in, compelling us to cheer her on.

How long did it take you to write The Game of Murder?

Thinking it would be a great time to write a novel, I decided to begin writing The Game of Murder during covid and had it published in December 2022. It took me longer than expected, but I truly enjoyed the journey with the characters in the book and really looked forward to spending time with them each day.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

 I had the title for the book before I began writing. Once I had the title, the rest just fell into place.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Game of Murder?

I think the most challenging part of writing a murder mystery is making sure the clues sprinkled throughout the story are not too obvious. Not only do you want readers to be caught up in the story of the protagonist, but you also want them invested enough in the puzzle to search for clues and solve the crime themselves.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Besides reading (I have three books on the go right now), I love to bake…it relaxes me when I need to unplug from my laptop for a while. There’s nothing like freshly baked cinnamon buns and a cup of strong coffee to inspire one to write.

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