About the Book
Dead Man’s Watch
Author: Kay DiBianca
Genre: Cozy mystery
Release date: September 2020
Half-sisters Kathryn Frasier and Cece Goldman stumble into another mystery in this second book in the Watch series. When a former acquaintance of Kathryn’s is accused of murder, she and Cece go on a mission to prove his innocence by finding the real killer. But things are never what they seem in this tangled web, and Kathryn’s spunky determination to solve the mystery pushes her closer and closer to a deadly climax.
Join the adventure as these two young women commit themselves to live up to the quote from the Jerusalem Talmud: “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
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What do you do if you believe that your friend has been wrongly accused of murder? If you're Kathryn Frasier, you set out to prove his innocence, and you do your best to solve the intricate puzzle of clues that surround the case. Dead Man's Watch allows readers to reconnect with Kathryn and her half-sister CeCe Goldman, as they diligently work to solve this case, and it gives these sisters a chance to deepen their recently discovered connection.
Author Kay DiBianca throws in twists and turns, and many complicated clues, to make this a must-read for mystery lovers, and she uses Kathryn's ability to solve puzzles and CeCe's acting talents to help in solving the mystery. She also shares many mentions of faith and trust, including the powerful reminder that "Saving one life is like saving the whole world."
Dead Man's Watch is the second book in the "The Watch" Series and a watch is once again a part of the plot. Interesting characters and some light romance add to this book's appeal, making it a perfect read for all who enjoy cozy mysteries.
I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. A positive review was never required. These are my own thoughts.
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About the Author
Kay DiBianca is a bestselling author who loves to create literary puzzles for her readers to solve. Her characters come to life as they struggle to solve mysteries and create relationships amidst the ongoing themes of faith and family. Her first novel, The Watch on the Fencepost, won an Illumination Award for General Fiction and an Eric Hoffer Award for Mystery. The second book in the Watch series, Dead Man’s Watch, was released in September 2020.
Kay is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. An avid runner, she can often be found at a nearby track, on the treadmill, or at a large park near her home. Her background in software development fuels her fascination with puzzles and mysteries, and her dedication to running helps supply the endurance and energy she needs to write about them!
Kay and her husband, Frank, live, run, and write in Memphis, Tennessee.
You can connect with Kay through her website at https://kaydibianca.com.
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RUNNING AND WRITING
I’m a runner. Over the years I’ve discovered so many benefits from running, including improved health, good outlook, sense of well-being, and even a spark to creativity. That’s a lot to get from an investment in a pair of running shoes!
Of course, running is also a great metaphor for life. This one sport exemplifies so much that we experience in our lives: success, failure, injury, joy, and pain. So, it’s not surprising that although my books are not specifically about running, they contain running scenes.
I got the idea for my first mystery novel, The Watch on the Fencepost, while I was out running. The first chapter of that book introduces the main character, Kathryn Frasier, as she runs a five-miler while training for a marathon. Kathryn deals with the sorrow of her parents’ recent deaths by putting in hard miles on the trails around the fictional town of Bellevue. As I wrote that narrative, I could almost feel Kathryn’s effort, her struggle to maintain pace, the pain in the final sprint, and the satisfaction of finishing well.
The second book in the series, Dead Man’s Watch, takes place just a month or so after the first one. Kathryn continues her training by running a half-marathon race. Once more I run with her as she experiences the elation of being in the lead pack (I’ve never been there!), the exhaustion as the miles build up (I do know about this), and a dramatic event as she nears the finish.
I hope readers will see the analogy between the Kathryn’s experiences on the trails and her efforts to try to solve the mysteries in each story. I’m working on the third book in the series now. I haven’t written any running scenes yet, but I’m sure Kathryn’s going to insist on putting one in.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars