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Meet the Authors - 25 Mysteries to Die For - Elisabeth Crabtree

Introducing Elisabeth Crabtree, 25 Mysteries to Die For co-author...


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m an avid mystery fan. I love mystery books, tv-shows, movies, and games. If it has a mystery in it, I’m happy. I especially like ones that include some romance as well.

Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I started writing in high school but the publishing process seemed daunting and I was rather busy preparing for college so I set it aside. It wasn’t until 2011 that I discovered Amazon publishing and decided to give writing another try. I wrote both Deadly Magic and Deadly Reunion in two years and published both at the end of 2012.

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on my seventh Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery. She and Kyle were married in the last book and will be on their honeymoon in the next one.

Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

It’s really hard to pick a favorite. I really enjoyed writing Bad Kitty. That one has Kat investigating a murder at Canary Island while taking part in a cat competition with the Gazette’s office cat, Rooster. This was the first book in the Hatter’s Cove Gazette series that featured Rooster so it was a lot of fun to write. Another favorite of mine is Murder Games. I just love mystery games and mysteries that take place in old creepy houses. In that one Kyle and Grace go to a Victorian mansion on New Year’s to take part in a murder mystery weekend event. They get snowed in with a real murderer on the loose.

What books have most influenced you as a writer?

I love Agatha Christie and all of her mysteries. I grew up reading her books and have enjoyed every one of them.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging part is finding time to write. I have a day job and a family so I struggle finding time to write. The most rewarding part are the fans. I really enjoy reading their messages and reviews.

What book is on your nightstand?

The Bible.

What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

More Hatter’s Cove and Grace Holliday mysteries. The next Grace Holliday will be out late 2016 or early 2017. I may go straight into another Grace Holliday book after that or I might start a Hatter’s Cove book. I haven’t decided yet.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

I love hearing from my readers. It brings me such joy and I want to thank all of them for reading my stories.


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Elisabeth Crabtree is the author of the Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery Series and the Hatter's Cove Mystery Series. As a life-long mystery fan, Elisabeth enjoys writing light, comedic mysteries with a touch of romance.