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Author Q&A with A KILLER LOCATION's Sarah T. Hobart #CozyMystery | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS

A KILLER LOCATION by Sarah T. Hobart I really enjoyed this funny cozy mystery. The characters are well developed and boy do they give r...

by Sarah T. Hobart

I really enjoyed this funny cozy mystery. The characters are well developed and boy do they give readers lots to laugh about… ~Texas Book-aholic

… well written… some humor besides being a great mystery that kept me guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Good cozy mystery! Cozy mystery fans will enjoy A Killer Location.

…very well developed and intriguing, difficult to guess the solution of the case.

A Killer Location:
A Home Sweet Home Mystery

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Alibi (November 22, 2016)



As this captivating cozy mystery series featuring real estate agent Sam Turner continues, a dream home turns into a crime scene when murder intrudes on an open house.

Thanks to a few sales and a self-help book on becoming a super-agent, Sam Turner is well on her way to becoming real estate royalty in Arlinda, her eccentric hometown on the Northern California coast. And after settling into her new house with her teenage son, she’s finally a homeowner, too. Sure, things aren’t perfect—for example, her sister still doesn’t know that Sam is dating her ex, police chief Bernie Aguilar—but perfect is boring. And Sam’s life is never boring.

When Sam’s boss, Everett Sweet, assigns her an open house in Arlinda’s most exclusive neighborhood, she brushes up on her super-agent tips, hoping to wow potential buyers. But there’s nothing in the manual about stumbling upon the owner’s dead body halfway through the tour. When suspicion falls on her boss, Sam and her co-workers are suddenly out of work, their real estate licenses suspended. Now, with her job on the line and a mortgage to pay, Sam will need every trick in the book to clear Everett’s name. 


Author Interview

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
The classic mystery enthusiast: those who like a whodunnit with a twisty plot and clues scattered in for sharp-eyed readers to spot. If they relish a little humor sprinkled in and enjoy a bit of romance, all the better – they’ll love “A Killer Location”!
How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
Sam Turner is a novice real estate agent who seems to stumble over bodies fairly regularly in the course of pursuing her livelihood, and “A Killer Location” is no exception. All the titles – including the series name, “A Home Sweet Home Mystery” – reflect her real estate training. Other titles include “Good Bones” (an industry term meaning homely on the outside, but solidly built under the skin), “Like a House on Fire,” and Death at a Fixer-Upper.”
Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
The great team at Alibi designed the original artwork for “A Killer Location.” I love the attention to detail, right down to the curious Labradoodle. It’s colorful and fun, two qualities I try to bring to my stories.
Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
Of course I’m very fond of Sam, who as the protagonist has traits I admire: inner strength, reckless courage, a self-deprecating sense of humor, a core of warmth and caring that shows in her relationship with her son, and an instinct for ferreting out the truth. And Bernie Aguilar, her steady fella, is a stand-up guy. But I have to confess, Steve the stoned-out barber is my “guilty pleasure” favorite. I’ve known a lot of Steves in my day. And of course I love Harley the cat!
How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
All of my characters are flawed. But I still find them likable – even Sam’s sister Stacy, whose brittle exterior may be only skin deep. Sam’s boss, Home Sweet Home broker Everett Sweet, has an uncanny resemblance to my own boss, along with some of his more annoying idiosyncrasies – but I don’t hold that against him.
How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
On Facebook (Sarah T. Hobart) or at my website,
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell their friends! Social media is an especially effective way to get the word out. I know I’m always looking for a good read, especially in an established series, so I love to get recommendations from my reader friends. I’d be honored if readers did that for the Home Sweet Home series!
Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Don’t give up. Sounds like a cliché, but this is a tough field to break into, and persistence is your best ally. Have trusted friends and fellow writers read your work, and listen to their honest feedback. And don’t quit your day job!


About The Author

Sarah Hobart is a real estate agent and former newspaper reporter in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and two children in a majestic fixer-upper overlooking State Highway 101.

Purchase Links: Amazon   |   B&N 

Tour Participants

November 21 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 22 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW will be added soon.
November 22 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
November 23 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW will be added soon.
November 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
November 24 – THANKSGIVING U.S.
November 25 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
November 25 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
November 26 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW
November 26 – LibriAmoriMiei
November 27 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
November 28 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
November 28 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
November 29 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW
November 30 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – REVIEW
December 1 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
December 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 2 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
December 3 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT

1 comment

  1. Thanks for the great interview! It's been so long since I read a cozy mystery. This one sounds really fun.

    Thanks for sharing on Saturday Situation!


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