I’d like to introduce you to a fellow Kindle Scout author from New Zealand, Katherine Hayton, who's written The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton (A Ngaire Blakes Mystery Book 1).
Katherine's book is featured in our Kindle Press Swap Meet where you can find books on sale, read any titles for FREE through Kindle Unlimited, and enter our $100 Amazon Giveaway.
About the Book
Magdalene Lynton died forty years ago: a vivacious teenager who fell victim to an obscene, accidental drowning. The coroner's office issued a verdict of death by misadventure and filed her case. The farming commune she'd lived within, splintered apart. Her body was left behind in a small, private cemetery encircled by acres of fallow ground.
Until Paul Worthington confessed to her murder.
Magdalene's case lands with Ngaire Blakes, a Maori detective recovering from a brutal stabbing. After fighting for the resources to investigate, Ngaire discovers that Paul's confession doesn't fit with the facts of Magdalene's death. The trouble is, neither does the original verdict.
Together with her partner, Deb, Ngaire digs deeper into the case to uncover inconsistencies, lies, and mortal danger.
Author Q & A
1. How did you come up with the title?
I wrote my book under the working title “The Confession” and wanted to change it when I realized just how many other books are called that! The victim—Magdalene Lynton—had her death recorded as an accidental drowning forty years ago, then a man in present day walks into the police station to confess to her murder. I decided to name the book “The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton” because as the detective investigates the cold-case, she discovers that none of the evidence fits well with either version, and is compelled to uncover what really happened.
2. Describe your writing style.
Impatient perfectionism. I blurt out everything as quickly as possible onto the page and then become upset if it’s not perfect the first time. Editing and I have an uneasy relationship.
3. If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
If you came to visit me in the morning I would hide in the front room and pretend not to be home because I am an introvert and people—even lovely people—should not drop by. The effort to hide would be made by a reasonable chipper version of myself.
4. What are you currently working on?
The second book in my Ngaire Blakes trilogy—The Second Stage of Grief—has been accepted for publication by Kindle Press, so will be released on pre-order later this month. I’m also drafting up a six-part Thriller/Horror series—the Birdman Series—that I’ll launch in February with the first book “Eating Crow.” It’s awesome and you can check out the trailer video on http://katherinehayton.com/birdman.
Read more about Katherine on her website or blog.