Amazon mystery bestselling author Mary Castillo finds a fine balance in her novels between the paranormal, historical fiction and mystery.
After a hiatus that lasted longer than I anticipated (and included a move across the country, a very bad cold, and a couple of weeks of couch surfing with some very dear -and very patient – friends), I am thrilled to be back to broadcasting It’s a Mystery Podcast. Thank you for joining me again.
I’ve got lots of great mystery author guests lined up and I’m very excited to bring you the first of these, Mary Castillo.
Mary and I share a love of history and in this interview she talks about some of the inspiration for her Dori O paranormal mysteries, including growing up in a haunted house (!), San Diego gangsters from the prohibition era, and a nurse from WWII.
This episode of It’s a Mystery Podcast is sponsored by the free novella, Charlie Horse. This is the first book in the Town Called Horse mystery series that fans are calling witty, colourful, engaging and suspenseful.
Charlie Horse is a historical mystery with a modern twist.
This is a book that’s not available at any of the online retailers where the rest of my books are sold. But, for a limited time, it’s easy to get your free copy.
Click here or on the book cover at right and it will be very obvious where to click to grab the free ebook.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode
- Click on any of the book covers to go to Mary’s books on Amazon
- Mary mentions being inspired by Mary Stuart, who is one of my favorites from my teenage years as well. Ms. Stewart passed away in 2014 but you can still find her books online.
- Mary also mentions the influence of Daphne Du Maurier on her work. Here’s Ms. Du Maurier’s website.