Interview with Nora Huggins
INT: Welcome to the Muse, Nora I understand that you have been involved in some sleuthing.
NORA: Yes well, I sort of got involved when a number of friends became ill with the same symptoms. It seemed more than a coincident so my curiosity got the better of me and I started poking around to get to the cause.
INT: Do you have any special training or a background in police work?
NORA: Oh my! Not at all. But I do read a lot. Mysteries are my passion and I’m a member of The New England Mystery Readers Club. I was even president last year.
INT: So because your friends became ill you decided to investigate the cause. That seems like a slim reason to get so involved.
NORA: That alone wouldn’t have peeked my curiosity but as I got more involved I discovered that a number of others in my Village of Eastport, were taken ill with the same symptoms.
INT: What made you finally suspect the coffeehouse was the source?
NORA: As any good investigator will tell you and it’s also true in all the stories I read,
When you interview the so-called victims a pattern emerges and that pattern pointed me straight to the coffeehouse.
INT: So you discovered the source of the problem, what then?
NORA: It led me to the culprit.
INT: Then you solved the mystery of who caused all the illnesses.
NORA: Yes, but it ultimately wasn’t the real crime, rather only the beginning of my further suspicions of a more sinister development.
INT: Meaning what?
NORA: Ah! But you’ll have to read the story to discover what I did.
Grounds for Murder - cozy mystery by John Russo coming October 2010.