The Homicide Hustle (Obisidian), comes out on April 2d, the same day Laura DiSilverio’s third mall cop mystery, Malled to Death (Berkley Prime Crime), debuts. (Laura and Ella inhabit the same body, in case you who didn’t know.)
The photo on the right is Laura. The photo below with the cute hat is Ella.
Laura thought it would be fun to interview Ella about her books for this blog. That makes my life as hostess pretty darned nice because I get two authors on the same day with hardly any effort on my part.
Laura: So, El, I understand you aren’t much of a ballroom dancer . . . how in the world do you write a ballroom dancing series?
Laura: Good answer! I did the same thing when I decided to have a mall security officer, Emma-Joy “EJ” Ferris, as my protagonist. What a co-inky-dink.
Ella: Great minds think alike.
Laura: Tell us about the new book.
More problems arise when one of the show’s producers, Tessa King, turns up dead in the Potomac. Stacy (and her cohorts at Graysin Motion—Maurice, Vitaly, and Hoover, the Great Dane) must simultaneously try to find a killer and win the “Blisters” trophy (and the prize money that goes with it so they can pay back taxes on the studio and keep it from going out of business).
Laura: Wow, sounds like a fun, funny, fast-paced mystery. Wish I’d written it.
Ella: You’re too busy with the Swift Investigations series and the mall cop books! What’s new with EJ and crowd in the new one?
Ella: So, does she give up being a mall cop to be a movie producer with her dad? Sounds like more fun to me . . .
Laura: You’ll have to read it to find out.
Ella: I knew you’d say that.
Laura: Did not.
Ella: Did too.
And on that note, we’ll say shut up . . . I mean, goodbye to Laura and Ella who have promised to hang around and chat with commenters.
For more information about Laura and Ella and the two mystery series, visit the Mystery Writer Laura DiSilverio website. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.