Thursday, March 04, 2021

Handbag and Book welcomes author Kaye George: Do You Love a Comfy Purse? #mystery #Texasbook #cozymystery

I love my comfy gray purse. I’ve always liked gray and black because they go with everything. I don’t change purses often (or at all), so that’s a plus for me. I bought it off the internet because it looked like it had enough pockets. And it does! I like outside pockets.

The small zipper pouch is for my cough drops and inhaler (I had a killer cough long before covid started giving them out). The larger one is my wallet and other little purse with money, credits cards, insurance cards, and other things like that.

I love the pouches on each end. One for my sunglasses and the other holds my stun gun. I hope I never have to use the stun gun because I don’t keep it charged. (Sh! Don’t tell anyone that!) My pepper spray is attached to that blue plastic thing you can see and stays inside. (That spray canister is fully operational. I’ve only used it on dogs running toward me with their teeth bared, though.)

The outside pouch on the other side holds my car keys and things for errands I’ll run next time I go out. You can see a check and some papers poking up. I have to have a long shoulder strap and it has that, too.

I’ll be so sad when this one wears out! I hope it never does.

Spring has sprung in the charming tourist town of Fredericksburg, Texas, and one of the tastiest attractions is a trip to Tally’s Old Tyme Sweets—until a bizarre burglary leaves a bitter aftertaste.

Tally Holt is thrilled to see her new replicas of vintage sweets displayed in the window of Bella’s Baskets, a gift basket shop owned by her friend, Yolanda Bella. There’s just one problem—the creations appear to be melting. The ladies assume the culprit is the broiling heat of the Texas sun—until that night, the store window is smashed, and there’s only one thing missing: the replicas.

Tally is positively stumped. Clearly, the useless fake candies are more special than she bargained for—but why? When a rash of seemingly unrelated burglaries sweeps through the area, Tally is determined to sleuth out the answer—and stop a thief from killing more than the town’s appetite . . .

More about Kaye George: Kaye George is a national-bestselling, multiple award-winning  author of pre-history, traditional, and cozy mysteries (her latest is the Vintage Sweets series

from Lyrical Press). Her short stories have appeared online, in anthologies, magazines, her own collection, her own anthology, DAY OF THE DARK. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Smoking Guns chapter (Knoxville), Guppies chapter, Authors Guild of TN, Knoxville Writers Group, and Austin Mystery Writers. She lives and works in Knoxville, TN.

Answer these questions:

Red, White or Blue? I’ve always loved blue. I like blue walls, blue furniture, blue clothes. Someone told me once that a blue top brought out the color of my eyes. I’d always considered them a muddy gray with blue overtones, so I remembered that, so I wear blue a lot.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Anything but summer. I think fall is my favorite, but I usually love winter, too. This one is proving disastrous for so many people, though, that maybe I’ll pull back on that.

Cake or Pie? Cake! Unless it’s a pie that contains a lot of chocolate.

Coffee, Tea, or Champagne? Honestly, tea is the only one of those I can drink. Coffee makes my tummy hurt and champagne makes my head hurt. I’m just a delicate little flower, you know.

Country music or Michael Buble? Well, neither of those. Either full-on classical (Bach and Mozart-type classical) or hard rock from the 60s.

Pencil or Pen? Pencil for Sudoku and crosswords. Pen for signing books. Which I hope to be able to get out and do again someday!


Find Kaye George at: Website


Barbara Monajem said...

You're very organized, Kaye. I have a bag with lots of pockets, but I can never remember which pockets are supposed to contain which items, so it's a mess!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Good morning, Barbara! I have pouches I transfer-small makeup, sunglasses, wallet, then dump the odds and ends in it. lol

Kaye George said...

I do sometimes put things in the wrong pocket, then it takes ages to find them!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Thats so funny!