Saturday, March 21, 2015

Book Spotlight, Author Interview, & Giveaway: Killer Getaway by Amy Korman


Killer Getaway: (Killer Wasps Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
• Publisher: Witness Impulse (March 10, 2015)
• Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
• 195 Pages

Description: Spunky crime-lite and the glitterati detail of a society column combine to shake up the Florida in KILLER GETAWAY, from former Philadelphia Magazine senior editor Amy Korman.

With a storm brewing in Bryn Mawr, PA, the Killer WASPs head south to Palm Beach, FL. And what could be better than fabulous friends, Lilly Pulitzer beachwear, frozen cocktails, and high society drama?

Kristin Clark, and her basset hound, Waffles, are ready to escape the doldrums of winter to bask in the warm Florida sun and dine at her friends’ new restaurant, Vicino. But when a rival restaurant undergoes a HGTV makeover and attempts to steal Vicinio’s spotlight and their patrons, the town is abuzz with gossip and Kristin and her friends–Bootsie, a nosy reporter, Holly, a chicken nugget heiress, and Sophie, the soon-to-be ex-wife of a mobster-have parties to attend.

Everything is going swimmingly in the glitz and glamour of Palm Beach until a bad batch of clams threatens to shut down the Vicino and their vacation for good. When it becomes clear that the clams may be more than an innocent mishap, the ladies must unravel the mystery before there are deadly consequences.

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series!
Interview with Amy Korman
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
Growing up, I was inspired by books such as the Nancy Drew series and Agatha Christie mysteries. Then when I discovered hilarious, inventive writers like Carl Hiassen and Sue Grafton, I was hooked! I also spent years as a magazine writer, and had great experiences along the way.

What was your favorite book as a child?
Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh, and the sequel The Long Secret, Harriet's fire-escape-and-dumbwaiter snooping were so awesome. The Killer Getaway character of Bootsie, who's super-nosy, would approve!

What is your writing day like? Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
I like to start early in the morning with a large coffee and try really hard
not to even look at the Today Show, because I love that show so much! My main goal is to get 90 percent of the day's work done while our Basset hound gets his beauty sleep-he naps about 20 hours a day! When he gets up and starts barking for his walk, it's time to step away from the computer.

What was the most surprising thing you learned while creating this book?
Returning to the characters from Killer WASPs was surprisingly fun, and the characters took on lives of their own. Bootsie especially is on a roll in Killer Getaway-she bribes people, impersonates a lawyer's personal assistant, and breaks into a fancy hotel suite!

Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Carl Hiaasen, Sophie Kinsella, and Ann B. Ross, as well as Sue Grafton!

What is your next writing project?
It's the next Killer WASPs mystery, which features Kristin and her friends back in Pennsylvania, where Bootsie's brother Chip finds himself in trouble with the Mafia, and Chef Gianni's back in town with yet another money-making and attention-grabbing scheme in mind.

About This Author
Amy Korman is a former senior editor and staff writer for Philadelphia Magazine, and author of Frommer’s Guide to Philadelphia. She has written for Town & Country, House Beautiful, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan. Killer Getaway is her second novel.

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