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Character Interview with Lacy B. Purdy from RUNNING FROM ARROWS by T.C. Wescott | GREAT ESCAPES TOURS Present Cozy Mystery #Romance #Humor

Running from Arrows (A Running Store Mystery) by T.C. is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis w...

Running from Arrows (A Running Store Mystery) by T.C. is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with character interview and giveaway. Enjoy!

 Character Interview

MY NAME: Lacy B. Purdy

What is your current state of mind?
I’m naturally upbeat, but I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been sighing more than usual lately. Valentine’s Day is coming up and here I am, once again, single. Even Stax has a boyfriend now. I wouldn’t be envious of her for having that guy in a million years, but she has somebody. For me, it’s just my chubby little kitty, Meatball.

What do you feel most passionately about?

Besides Meatball? That’s easy—running. It’s saved my sanity to say nothing of my waistline. Well, I suppose the waistline has more to do with my self-imposed guilt over eating what I shouldn’t, but the running doesn’t hurt!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’m told I’m too trusting. Naïve, even. I wouldn’t want to ever become a cynical person, but I sure wish I had Ruby’s insight!

What you do/will like best about the other main character(s)?

Stax, in spite of her sharp wit and poison tongue, is the most loyal friend I’ve ever had. Ruby, who might lack common sense where personal relations are concerned, is the smartest, most insightful person I’ve ever met.

What annoys you? What makes you laugh?

What annoys me are people who think they know what’s best for me. What makes me laugh? It’s more like ‘who’ makes me laugh. That would be Stax. She says all the wild, improper things I wish I could say.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The worst?

The best would be starting my life over in Cedar Mill and the friends I’ve made here and the life I’ve carved out for myself. The worst would have to be when I found out my husband, Curtis, was cheating on me with a floozie at the gym. He’s now my ex-husband.

What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?

Garbage went out this morning, so nothing in my cans. I likewise keep my bedroom floor free of clutter. The fewer chances there are for me to trip myself up, the better. In my fridge you’ll find some leftover fettucine alfredo, some cheese and prosciutto rolls, thawing boneless chicken thighs, and coffee creamer. In my freezer you’ll find three different kinds of ice cream. But don’t tell Stax or she’ll come and eat it!

Complete the following sentence: I am the kind of person who ____ would sacrifice everything for the people I care about.

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

Back to the Sweetheart Run that just happened and get my hands on the killer before he could…well, you’ll have to read about it in Running from Arrows.

What is the one word you would use to define yourself? What is the one word others would use to define you?

Hmmm, it’s hard to pick one word. I would describe myself as reliable and would hope others would remember me as honorable. Yeah, that’s a good word to strive for.

What is your motto?

Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear!

What is your most treasured possession?  

That would have to be a little trinket my grandfather purchased for me out of a nickel machine when I was a child. It’s a little plastic four-leaf clover that had been on a cheap necklace string. He had taken me out for a rare ‘us only’ day for ice cream and I watched him go over and put a nickel in the little metal machine. This trinket came out and to this day I wear it on my bracelet.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

The friends I’ve made and the relationships I’ve nourished would have to be my greatest accomplishment. And I’m not done yet!

About the Book
Running from Arrows (A Running Store Mystery)
Cozy Mystery/Romance/Humor
2nd in Series
Better Mousetrap Books (January 7, 2019)
Print Length: 192 pages

One of Lacy's beaus has a bow. Unlike Cupid, his arrows kill. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day!

Running from Arrows is the fun, twist-filled, romantic cozy mystery romp you've been waiting for!

Valentine's Day is coming up and Lacy is single. If that's not bad enough, she has a secret admirer. Is it the compassionate, haunted detective, the ruggedly handsome businessman, the suave maître de, the guy in her running group who likes to stare, or maybe someone who's not on her radar? She'll find out soon enough because he's invited her to dinner. Now the question isn't how long Lacy will remain single but how long she'll remain alive.

During the Sweetheart Run through the town of Cedar Mill a fellow runner is murdered and a notorious burglar called the Black Cat is found dead with an arrow sticking out of him. Somehow these strange murders are connected to the ladies of Run For It - Lacy the divorcee, Stax the quirky bookseller, and Ruby the old-time mystery novelist. They're back in a race against time to catch an invisible killer and exonerate an innocent man!

If you love a delicious mystery dripping with romance, humor, and chills - and a Valentine's Day dinner no reader will ever forget - then buy Running from Arrows now and run it right to the top of your TBR pile!

You'll want to tell all your friends about Running from Arrows, but whatever you do, DON'T TELL THE SECRET OF THE SECRET ADMIRER.

Running from Arrows is part two in a series but can be read as a stand-alone.
About the Author

T.C. Wescott was born in Missouri but has lived in Oklahoma most of his life. Like pretty much every author who has ever breathed, he is an avid reader. His favorites are classic mysteries from the Golden Age, as well as just before or just after that period (which is widely considered the period between the two World Wars). His first mystery novel, Running from Scissors, was published in July 2018 and will be the first of at least three books in the Running Store Mystery series
The Christmas Village Mystery series was launched in November with the debut title Slay Bells. The formula for his books is simple – mixing the classic, traditional detective fiction standards with all the trappings of the modern cozy mystery. Wescott is also (under another name) the author of two award-winning non-fiction books as well as a slew of essays and articles.

Purchase Link – Amazon

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  1. I like a book that keeps me guessing and this looks as though it would do that. I look forward to reading it. Looks like a fast read and one to enjoy