Lesley Cookman visited ePen for a musical chat!
Well, hello again! Lovely to be back. Last time I was here, in 2013, I was talking about Drink. What shall I talk about this time? Music, perhaps? As Murder Out of Tune is about a ukulele group, something which is somewhat of a craze in England at the moment, so my son thought it might make a good starting point for another Libby adventure.
Music features heavily in my life, as my father and my husband were both professional musicians/singers, and my four children have followed in their footsteps. I have even been known to sing on stage when a part called for it, although my family would probably not call it singing. Especially my second daughter, who trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London.
Funnily enough, I haven’t yet had much music in the books, although a drummer came under suspicion in Murder In The Monastery. But then, drummers are usually suspicious! But next October, the 16th Libby Sarjeant will be released, entitled Murder En Pointe, from which title you will gather it is about The Ballet, or at least one particular ballet company. So I expect there to be quite a lot of music in that one.
Before that, Murder In The Blood comes out in May, or possibly June, based partially in an area of Turkey I visit every year, so a slight change of location, although I shall bring them all back to England at some point, as I have letters of complaint if they don’t spend most of their time “at home”. I hope you enjoy Murder Out of Tune, and there are 13 and a half others out there if you do. Once again, thank you, Annie, for having me on the blog.
The fourteenth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which features a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. All 14 of her Libby Sarjeant books have reached number one in their genre charts on Amazon UK.
About The Author
A former actor, model and freelance journalist, Lesley Cookman lives on the Kent coast in the UK, has four musicians as children, two small grandchildren and two cats, Lady Godiva and Gloria.
Murder Out of Tune – A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery, by Lesley Cookman
• Cozy Mystery – 270 pages
• Publisher: Accent Press (September 30, 2014)