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USA Today best-selling author Marty Wingate writes The First Edition Library series (Berkley) set in Bath, England, about the curator of a collection of books from the Golden Age of Mystery. Book one, The Bodies in the Library, concerns murder among an Agatha Christie fan-fiction writing group, and in book two, Murder Is a Must (October 2020), an exhibition manager is found dead at the bottom of a spiral staircase. Marty also writes historical fiction: Glamour Girls (Alcove Press, January 2021) follows Spitfire pilot Rosalie Wright through both the physical and emotional dangers of the Second World War. Marty writes two further mystery series: the Potting Shed books (Alibi) feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted fro ...more

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Marty Wingate Hello Hilary! Thanks so much for your question - I love writing about Julia (and I love Suffolk). I certainly can't let it end here, can I? We must ge…moreHello Hilary! Thanks so much for your question - I love writing about Julia (and I love Suffolk). I certainly can't let it end here, can I? We must get them married! But, we have a temporary glitch - Alibi (the digital imprint from Random House) has "closed its doors" - they are taking on no new titles. That means both Birds of a Feather and my Potting Shed mysteries have no publisher. But I have started the next book in both series and so it's just a matter of figuring out how to get them to readers once they are finished. Will I self publish? Perhaps. I'll be sure to shout about it when the decision is made. (And will post details on my website and in my newsletter.) In the meantime, I have a new series coming from Berkley - the First Edition Library mysteries. Book one - The Bodies in the Library will be out Oct. 8. Again - thanks so much for getting in touch!(less)
Marty Wingate Good morning (from the West Coast)! Thanks so much for your question. I'm delighted to tell you that book 2 in the First Edition Library mysteries wil…moreGood morning (from the West Coast)! Thanks so much for your question. I'm delighted to tell you that book 2 in the First Edition Library mysteries will be out in October. Its title: Murder Is a Must, and just as in book 1 (The Bodies in the Library), I have woven bits of a Golden Age of Mystery book into the plot. This time I used Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers. I love that book! I'm happy you like Hayley's stories and I'm now writing book 3! We are all reading a lot these days, aren't we? Good for us (but too bad the reason).(less)
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Love following Chow Mein around town as she once again tries to make something out of nothing - is it a murder or isn't it? I think I need a chocolate martini to help me think.
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Marty Wingate Cherie wrote: "Congratulations on having your books adopted by the Cozy Mysteries discussion group! They're a hard nut to crack.
Cherie"


Thanks, Cherie - hope to see you at Bouchercon in September!


Cherie O'Boyle Congratulations on having your books adopted by the Cozy Mysteries discussion group! They're a hard nut to crack.
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