Saturday, April 19, 2014

Murder in the Worst Degree

I like Murder in the Worst Degree because the author F.M. Meredith of the mystery deals realistically with true life crises or opportunities (depending on your perspective) of her three-dimensional, lifelike characters. These include special needs children, Alzheimer’s Disease, end-of-life decisions, and balancing careers and marriage. F.M. (Marilyn) Meredith is also a joy to talk to, so please welcome her.

From novelist F.M. Meredith 

Janet asked me about how I came about the title for Murder in the Worst Degree. In yesterday’s post on my blog tour I explained how I came about all my titles, including this one. I’ll go into a little more detail about it came about.

This was the first time I had a title before I even had an inkling what I was going to write about. A friend from Nipomo, one I only see once a year when I go to the Nipomo Library to participate in a craft fair, told me on Facebook, “Why don’t you write a book with the title, Murder in the Worst Degree?”

So I thought, why not? I began the book and the more I got into it the more I knew the title didn’t fit the plot that was coming together. That is until nearly the end, then it came to me. When you read the book, you’ll see how the title fits the story.
Blurb for the latest RBPD mystery, Murder in the Worst Degree: The body that washes up on the beach leads Detectives Milligan and Zachary on a murder investigation that includes the victim’s family members, his housekeeper, three long-time friends, and a mystery woman.

F. M. Meredith aka Marilyn Meredith is the author of over 35 published books. She enjoys writing about police officers and their families and how what happens on the job affects the family and vice versa. Having several members of her own family involved in law enforcement, as well as many friends, she’s witnessed some of this first-hand.

Once again I am offering the opportunity to have your name used for a character in a book if you comment on the most blogs during this tour for Murder in the Worst Degree.

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Tomorrow Marilyn will be visiting Cora Ramos at 

JL Greger, author of Coming Flu, Murder: A New way to Lose Weight, and Ignore the Pain