Today I’m hosting a fellow writer and good friend, Marilyn Meredith. I’ve asked her to tell us about her latest mystery offering.
Once again, I’m embarking on a blog tour, this time for the latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery.
When I began this series with Final Respects I had no idea I would continue on writing about this police department set in beach community on the Pacific coast. Though it is an imaginary department in a fictional place, it is quite similar to the police department in the beach town I lived in many years ago.
The reason I continued writing this series is I fell in love with the place and the characters. I can see Rocky Bluff in my mind like a memory. The people who make up the RBPD and their families became important to me. After each book I wanted to write another to see what was going to happen to them next. The characters’ lives became as key as the mystery the detectives have to solve.
When I tell someone about the Rocky Bluff series I always say that it is as much about the police officers’ families as it is about the mysteries.
Though I titled this one Unresolved the mystery itself is solved, but there are still some loose ends, and the title seemed to fit.
Marilyn, give my readers a quick overview of Unresolved.
Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi.
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About the author:
M. Meredith lived for many years in a small beach community much like Rocky Bluff. She has many relatives and friends who are in law enforcement and share their experiences and expertise with her. She taught writing for Writers Digest Schools for 10 years, and was an instructor at the prestigious Maui Writers Retreat, and has taught at many writers’ conferences. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com and her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/
Tomorrow, April 24 I’ll tell you about my favorite characters in the series/