|Left to right - Hannah Dennison, Jenn McKinlay, Kate Carlisle, and Rhys Bowen|
Rhys introduced the authors by saying they all are attractive women who kill people for a living. And, their books make you chuckle and feel good. She asked each author to introduce their characters. Kate Carlisle's Brooklyn Wainwright is a bookbinder who does rare book restoration. Every time she works on a book, someone dies.
Hannah Dennison is the author of the Vicky Hill mysteries, set in England in Gipping-on-Plym. And, bodies start off dead in Dennison's books because Vicky is an obituary writer. Vicky is loosely based on Dennison's life in another century, when she worked as an obituary writer, and stood in church doorways taking down the names of the mourners. Vicky's parents are criminals, wanted by Interpol, so she's not comfortable falling for policemen.
Since Dennison's character was loosely based on her, Rhys Bowen asked Jenn and Kate if they were in their books. Jenn said she and her sons made all the recipes in the back of her books, but a bakery life isn't for her since bakers have to be at work at 4 or 5 in the morning.