From the Author
I love reading cozy mysteries where the protagonist has an unusual hobby or profession. When I was planning my cozy mystery series, I wanted the main character to share my interest in old movies. I'm from Dublin, but I spent my summers with my grandparents in a small town in the southwest of Ireland. In their town, there was an abandoned movie theater, and my cousin and I used to sneak inside. I loved the idea of putting that movie theater on my fictional island and having a character renovate it into a café with a movie club attached.
In the third mystery in the series, How to Murder a Millionaire, I had the opportunity to play with the concept of two potentially connected murders, as well as a limited cast of characters, all of whom had a compelling motive to want one of the murder victims dead. I enjoy Whodunnits, but Whodidntdoits are also fun!
All the titles in the Movie Club Mysteries riff off classic movies. Dial P For Poison was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder. The second book in the series is called The Postman Always Dies Twice, and it got its name from The Postman Always Rings Twice. Similarly, the title for How to Murder a Millionaire was inspired by How to Marry a Millionaire, starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable.
If you enjoyed How to Murder a Millionaire, the next story in the Movie Club Mysteries is out now! Read Maggie's fourth adventure in The Thirty-Nine Cupcakes.
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THE MOVIE CLUB MYSTERIESBook 1--Dial P For PoisonBook 1.5--To Hatch a ThiefBook 2--The Postman Always Rings TwiceBook 3--How to Murder a Millionaire
Book 4--The Thirty-Nine Cupcakes
Book 5--Rebel Without a Claus--November 2017
About the Author
bestselling author Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictional Smuggler's Cove.
She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she's not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries - with occasional success - to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.
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