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Interview With Author Jennifer Mueller

Posted by Ali Khader on Monday, September 15, 2014 Under: Interview With Authors



Jennifer, ever wished anything ever happened in your town?

When I moved to Bellingham it was a normal town, beautiful mountains, the sea at our front door, great climate if a little grey most of the year. My mind demanded that more happen in Bellingham, the mist hides murder indeed. WW2, an international border, lots of islands to hide among, former rum runners during prohibition, they all gave the setting for people on the run, many not all they seem, murderers, spies, and even a missing wife. Brock Harker demanded to tell his unabashed fictional story, but suddenly Bellingham had a whole lot happening. Throw in the exclusion zone for Japanese Americans and even coming home to a much missed wife takes on trouble. Imagine an old Film Noir movie, a pulp fiction thriller, throw in a little Agatha Christie and you have Murder beside the Salish Sea.

Brock is only back in Bellingham because 85 bombing missions start to get to him mentally. It's the dying days of the war in Europe so he's sent stateside, but not demobbed. He requested it, he hasn't heard from his wife in years. One little problem she's half Japanese, she could be locked up for all he knows and no idea where. Thrown out for telling his father they were engaged, no one knew they had secretly married. That was back before there was war, he couldn't get a job after university and Amaya, Amy to everyone, had to finish school. He joined the Air Corps since he already knew how to fly while Amy went back to school in Seattle. Then the Flying Tigers offered three times the money to head to China. That's where the whole world fell apart. He was there when Pearl Harbor changed the home he left. That was the last time he heard from his wife. Hoping to track her down with a Seattle address the last clue he had from 4 years before, it was supposed to be a simple posting.

Them Amy walks in to the one place she shouldn't be, his father's house. With a son at that. His son, a parting gift the last time he saw her before China. All the problems he worried about were solved, and all the ones hiding in the mist started to fall into place. When his father is found dead only a day later, nothing is simple anymore. The entire hotel seems to have a secret to hide, even his wife. Black market smuggling is just the tip of the iceberg they have to melt to find out what happened. What comes out turned Brock's entire life on its head. Spies, murder, intrigue, there's nothing subdued in this story.


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Jennifer Mueller

Author of historical, mystery, romance and more!

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