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I’m an award-winning writer. No, I didn’t win the award for writing. I won it for having the best legs at my gym, but we flaunt our achievements whatever they may be. Plus, my mom says my books are better than James Patterson.
I love mysteries! I like reading them, solving them, and as it turns out, I like to write them as well. I currently have seven books in my Alex Harris mystery series available: Armed, Poisoned, Flossed, Mahjonged, Smoked Pickled, and Gunned. I’m currently working on Nailed and that should be out hopefully my Christmas 2015. As you can see, they have fun names, and they’re fun to read. I want to entertain you and along with a good mystery you’ll have a hard time solving, I want you to have a smile on your face, too, so I keep them light with plenty of quirky characters. Alex, my protagonist, is addicted to M&M’s so you might want to grab a bag before you start reading!
I’ve also just released Fried Calamari Looks A Lot Like Onion Rings. It’s my lighthearted memoir about my years living in Belgium. I went to Europe for a one-week vacation and met and fell in love with a local and stayed for 12 years! See, I’m impulsive, too, and that keeps my life interesting. I’m also working on a sequel about moving back to America and re-acclimating, which was harder than I thought it would be!
Besides writing, I also love traveling. I’m a native New Englander and my mysteries combine my love of Europe and New England, with each book having a European connection. I’ve created the fictional town of Indian Cove, but if you look closely, you might recognize it as Milford, Connecticut. I hope you’ll follow the links to buy the books or join me on my author page on Facebook.So happy reading and I would love to hear from you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elaine Macko is a transplanted New Englander living in California. From a very young age, she possessed an over-active imagination finding intrigue and mayhem in everyday situations, often with hilarious results. In the 1980s bored with life in general, Elaine signed up for a six-day vacation to London and Brussels in the dead of winter, and found time to meet and fall in love with a local Belgian man and extended her trip to last 12 years. While living abroad Elaine became a board member of a charitable organization and taught Mexican cooking classes to the expatriate community. With a love of writing always lingering on the back burner, Elaine decided to try her hand writing a mystery and after several months, completed a draft of her first book, Armed, and moved on to six other books in the series. Elaine never forgot her New England roots and centers her books in the fictional town of Indian Cove, Connecticut. Each book includes a European connection bringing together her love of both places. An active member of Sisters in Crime, Elaine takes comfort in knowing that there are many others like her out there spending all their free time trying to come up with inventive ways to kill people.
It was a dark and stormy night…
Inviting a group of women over for a night of Mahjong sounded like a good idea to new bride Alex Harris Van der Burg, but with a storm raging outside and a battle brewing between two of the players inside, things aren’t working out quite as planned. And then the lights go out adding one more catastrophe to the evening. When a guest is discovered with Alex’s brand new cake knife, a wedding gift, stuck in her back, the party really starts to head downhill. With the roads closed and a bridge washed out, the Mahjong players are stuck in the “murder house” for the rest of the evening. In the following days Alex is stumped to find a reason why a woman would be killed in her home, especially when only one person there had met her before, and that person happens to be the mother of Alex’s assistant, Millie Chapman. With her detective husband away on a weekend camping trip that turns longer than expected, the entire town is talking about the young bride whose husband took off. Alex tries to shut out the rumors while snooping and sleuthing but when her nephew is involved in a hit and run, she wonders if the killer is after her and maybe she should just forget the whole thing. Join the crazy cast in this, the fourth Alex Harris mystery, as they sift through clues that will lead to a shocking conclusion.