Hi, I’m Ramona and I like to kill people.
In print, that is.
Anyone who follows me on Facebook or reads my blog knows that I adore the television show, Castle, and not just because Nathan Fillion really is “ruggedly handsome.” The show actually snagged my interest with the first line, which is repeated every week:
“There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers.”
First time I heard it, I wanted to hug the writers.
Flashback to a trip to LA, when my friend Bruce was doing his best to impress me with how fast he could take the curves of Mulholland Drive. In middle of one of his tire-screeching downshifts, I looked out over the ravine and asked, “How often do the road crews come through here?”
“I’m not sure. Why?”
“Just wondering how long it would take to find a body dumped into the ground cover.”
There followed the sound of different kind of clutch, then he said, in a slightly choked voice, “This IS for a book, right?”
OK, yes, I hesitated before answering. Just to see if he’d slow down some.
My friends have even started kidding me about it. A photographer friend once commented that he sees a great barn to shoot. I see a great barn to dump shooting victims in.
Sometimes I even upgrade to something nicer than a great barn. The book that follows Field of Danger is House of Secrets, in which I turn a renovated Victorian into a giant puzzle, the solution to which will solve not one murder but two – one of them more than 20 years old. More clues to come.
Until then, I hope you enjoy the upcoming CRAFTIE Ladies mystery, a Valentine’s story I know you’ll love.
Rick Castle, eat your heart out.