As the August 2nd pub date approaches for my new novel, it’s very exciting to have early praise from my fellow authors. I don’t consider myself a mystery writer in the true sense of the term, but I do have a whodunit in Three Blonde Mice as well as in some of my other novels. For that reason, it’s a huge honor to hear from bona fide mystery writers like Elaine Viets (see the previous post) and now Melodie Johnson Howe. Melodie’s books are set in Hollywood, a territory she knows well, having been an actress like her feisty heroine, Diana Poole. I especially enjoyed her last mystery, City of Mirrors, in which Diana discovers the dead body of a certain leading lady and finds herself thrust into the murder investigation. Here’s what Melodie had to say about Three Blonde Mice:
I love Jane Heller’s quirky off-kilter novels! In Three Blonde Mice, Heller and her keen-eyed wit cook up a wonderful satire on chic cooking classes, farm-to-table food groupies and chefs with the egos of rock stars. She dissects love – and conjures up a murder plot – with the sharpness of a paring knife. I enjoyed every delicious moment.
Call me thrilled!