Hey there, my name is Tressa Krichner, and I’m thrilled that Dru gave me this opportunity to stop by for a bit and chat. I live in Hazleton, New Hampshire, and for the past three decades or so I’ve worked as a Realtor. I was once married to Marty Krichner–the most darling, wonderful man who ever walked the planet. He died almost eight years ago, sending me into a spiraling depression. I snapped out of it, thanks to Marty sending me a sign from that heavenly realm where the angels play Beatles music through all eternity. I still drive Marty’s car–a 1993 Caddy DeVille. Yeah, I know, it’s a big old guzzler of a yacht, but driving it makes me feel close to Marty.
Seriously, though, I’m here mostly to tell you about my niece, Apple Mariani. Apple is my brother’s kid. When she was seven, I got stuck . . . er, I mean, I ended up taking her in and raising her like my own daughter. We’ve had our moments, but mostly she was a joy. You’re probably wondering how she ended up with a name like “Apple,” but I’ll let her tell you about that herself. Suffice it to say it came from her dad’s favorite movie.
Apple works as a paralegal in a tiny law office, and she’s a whiz at examining titles. Whoever thought it would be that very job that helped her track down a nasty killer? I helped, too, although we had a few false starts before the real killer was revealed. I’ll never forget this one day when we were hunting down a clue, we visited the grimiest little diner you could ever imagine. I still shudder when I think of what I saw in that kitchen. But I won’t go there, in case you’re eating while you read this. I know I’m perpetually munching on something, especially when I’m reading one of my sizzling romances, or watching late night TV.
Well, I’ve got to head into the kitchen, now. Time to feed my two kitties–Pazzo and Ringo. They’re already circling my legs like vultures winging over a fresh kill. If I don’t give them their favorite kibble tout de suite, they’ll no doubt start clawing their way up my designer slacks.
Linda is giving away one (1) copy of SOME ENCHANTED MURDER. Contest open to US residents only and ends March 20. Leave a comment to be included in the giveaway. Book will be shipped directly from the author.
You can read more about Tressa in Some Enchanted Murder, the first book in the new “Apple Mariani” mystery series.
Meet the author
Armed with a degree in Criminal Justice, Linda S. Reilly once contemplated a career in law enforcement. But life took a twist, and instead she found her niche in real estate closings and title examination, where the dusty tomes in the Registry of Deeds enticed her into solving mysteries of a different sort. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who fondly refers to her as “Nose-in-a-Book.” In her day job, her duties resemble those of her main character, Apple Mariani.
Visit Linda at her website: www.lindasreilly.com
The book is available from online booksellers, or can be requested from your local library.