Rob Ramer was the perfect husband until he committed the ultimate family faux pas—he shot his sister-in-law to death. Believing himself under attack by an intruder in his home, he fired back. However, when e-mails are discovered between Rob’s wife, Brooke, and her sister plotting his murder, Brooke is charged with conspiracy and manslaughter in her sister’s death.
Geneva, a third sister, seeks the help of San Francisco astrologer, Julia Bonatti. Geneva has never believed in astrology, but she’s desperate for answers. She’s lost one sister and now it seems she’ll lose the other. Was this a murder plot or just a terrible accident? Is there more to this family than meets the eye? Julia vows to find the answesr in the stars.
Connie Di Marco recently spent some time with The Big Thrill discussing her latest mystery, ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER:
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
I hope readers will discovery an offbeat world and enough twists and turns to keep them turning pages.
How does this book make a contribution to the genre?
ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER is a well-plotted mystery featuring an amateur sleuth whose investigations uncover big city crimes. It’s a traditional mystery with thriller elements.
Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?
Every book surprises me, including this one. I’m always amazed when I struggle to the bitter end and discover I’ve created something readable, or even enjoyable!
No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?
This story is based on a real life case. It’s my take on what I believe really happened, not the verdict of the court.
What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?
So many, it’s hard to say—John D. MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, Sue Grafton, Nicholas Freeling, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Maj Sjovall and Per Wahloo, Donna Leon, Andrea Camilleri. I could go on and on. I’m constantly reading and devour everything I can possibly find.
Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink featuring San Francisco astrologer, Julia Bonatti, who never thought murder would be part of her practice. All Signs Point to Murder, the second in the series, will be released on August 8, 2017.
Writing as Connie Archer, she’s the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. You can find her excerpts and recipes in both The Cozy Cookbook and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
To learn more about Connie, please visit her website.