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Character Interview with Melanie from PICTURE NOT PERFECT by D.E. Haggerty | Book Tour | GREAT ESCAPES TOURS Presents Cozy Mystery / Romance / Humor

Picture Not Perfect (The Not So Reluctant Detectives) by D.E. Haggerty is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops...

Picture Not Perfect (The Not So Reluctant Detectives) by D.E. Haggerty is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with a character interview and giveaway. Enjoy!

Character Interview

What is your current state of mind?

I’m a little peeved to be honest with you. I can’t believe those stupid detectives think I had something to do with my colleague’s death.

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

Can the one thing be my body shape? Women claim they want to be tall and lean, but I want some curves!

What do you like best about the other main character?
Terri is the best friend ever (even if she is a bit too cautious about chasing murderers). She never judges anyone. Considering how often people judge me, I can’t express enough how appreciative I am of her nonjudgement.

Complete the following sentence: I am the kind of person who never gives up. My middle name should be tenacious. And no, that’s not the same thing as stubborn.

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?
Don’t tell anyone this but I would go back to the day I dumped my ex-boyfriend, Owen. It’s been two years, and I still can’t get over that man.

What is the one word you would use to define yourself? What is the one word others would use to define you?
I like to think of myself as passionate, but I’m pretty sure other people describe me as annoying. It’s not my fault they can’t keep up with me!

About the Book
Picture Not Perfect (The Not So Reluctant Detectives)

Cozy Mystery/Romance/Humor
2nd in Series
Self Published (January 21, 2019)
Print Length: 230 pages

A picture tells a story. But is it the truth?

When the police find pictures of Melanie hanging up at her murdered colleague’s house, they’re convinced he was stalking her. Maybe she even killed him. Melanie was not being stalked! And she certainly didn’t kill her supposed stalker – as if. But Mel – always up for a bit of drama – jumps at the chance to go search for the real killer. When Mel’s ex-boyfriend, Owen, discovers her plans, he pulls out all the stops to ensure she’s safe and to win her back. No matter what happens with the murder investigation, he’s not letting her go. With the police setting their sights on Mel, he may need to jeopardize his own career on the police force to protect her.

Will Mel find the real killer before the detectives arrest her for murder?

About the Author grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Picture Not Perfect is my fourteenth novel.

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  1. Thanks for hosting the Picture Not Perfect blog tour today. This interview was fun!

    1. It's my pleasure. Thanks for the guest post. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Saturday, Feb. 02, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    2. Thank you! I've shared your daily with my followers.

  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for " PICTURE NOT PERFECT" by D.E. Haggerty and the interview with Melanie. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Love the cover!
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