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Author Interview



Hi Everyone, 

Today on my blog I have an interview with the author of Antiques and Alibis, Wendy H. Jones.



The Blurb! AandA-WEB[3533]

Cass Claymore, a red headed, motorbike riding, ex-ballerina inherits a Detective Agency, and accidentally employs an ex-con dwarf and an octogenarian. Hired by a client who should know better, Cass has no leads, no clue and a complete inability to solve a case. Still a girl needs to eat and her highbred client’s offering good money. Join her as, with bungling incompetence, she follows a trail littered with missing antique teddies, hapless crooks, a misplaced Lord of the Realm and dead bodies. Will Cass, and Scotland, survive?





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authorAuthor Bio

Award Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Much of her spare time is now spent travelling around the UK, and lands much further afield. As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia. This led to publication in academic textbooks and journals. Killer’s Countdown is her first novel and the first book in the Shona McKenzie Mystery series. Killer’s Crew won the Books Go Social Book of the Year 2107. There are now six books in this series with Killer’s Crypt being released in August, 2017. The Dagger’s Curse is the first book in The Fergus and Flora Mysteries for Young Adults. This book is currently shortlisted for the Woman Alive Magazine Readers Choice Award Book of the Year. She is also a highly successful marketer and she shares her methods in the book, Power Packed Book Marketing.


Social Media Link

Twitter – @WendyHJones 



Here is Wendy’s interview. I’d like to take this time to thank Wendy for answering my questions.

1.    Where did you find the inspiration for your book?

The inspiration from my books comes straight out of my head. This is slightly worrying as my DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries are about serial killers. Enough said about that. The Cass Claymore Investigation books again come straight from my head. Readers said they liked the humour in my first series and I alike to make people laugh. I also love Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series which are hysterical. Therefore, I set out to write a Scottish version of the Stephanie Plum series.

2.    If your book came with a theme song, what would it be and why?

Probably ‘Right Said Fred’ by Bernard Cribbins. This is a hysterical song about a group of bungling incompetents trying to move a piano. Antiques and Alibis is a laugh out loud tale of bungling incompetence, littered with dead bodies, antique teddies hapless crooks and a missing Lord of the Realm.

3.    Who is your favourite character and why?

The main character, Cass, is my favourite. She’s an ex ballet dancer with an injury who is trying to make the most of a bad situation. She takes everything that comes at her and does it with humour. However, her ex-con assistant, Quill, has to come a close second. He charms the ladies in the book and seems to be having the same effect on female readers.

4.    What is your favourite genre/author to read?

I love crime books of all descriptions. At the moment my favourite is Caleb Carr and I’m reading his latest book. I also love Janet Evanovich and MC Beaton.

5.    Do you have any tips on the process of getting published.

Be seen, be noticed, be nice and be helpful. My publishing contracts came about as a result of building up relationships and publishers knowing I will work hard and do a good job.

6.    When you’re not writing, what other hobbies do you have?

Travelling has to be the top and the one I do most often. I was in both the Royal Navy and the Army and got the travel bug from there. I haven’t stopped since. It has helped that every single job I have done has taken me abroad. That includes writing.

7.    What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on the second book in the Cass Claymore Investigates series – Blood and Bones.



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