about the book
Title: The Sleuth’s Dilemma
Series: The Librarian Sleuth #2
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Anna loves her job as a high school English teacher until everything goes sideways. The one bright spot in her life is Titus Gains, the school counselor, who is there for her at every turn.
Titus’ boss complicates his ordered world when she tasks him with running a meeting that changes everything. How had he not noticed Anna earlier? Someone is out to destroy her, and he can’t let that happen.
As the head of the English department, part of Luke Harms’ job is to make sure everything runs smoothly. Things went haywire when Anna was put in charge of the big writing contest. Entries are missing, Anna appears to be in danger, and her job is on the line. Luke is investigating and wants to make things right for this woman he’s starting to care about.
Can a trio of school officials along with Nancy Daley, the town sleuth, stop the saboteur before it’s too late? And will Anna choose the right man, or lose them both?
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about the author
Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader.
That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery that warms the heart and feeds the soul.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
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Kimberly: Nancy Daley is the star of The Librarian Sleuth series, however, each book has a secondary romance thread with point of view characters. I had a blast writing Anna’s story in The Sleuth’s Dilemma. I’m torn about which woman to interview today, so I invited both Anna and Nancy to talk with us.
Thank you ladies for joining us. I thought we could open up with a brief introduction. Nancy would you go first?
Nancy: Sure. Thanks for the invite, Kimberly. I’m the head librarian at Tipton County Library. My mom is the county sheriff and my boyfriend is a deputy. I enjoy solving mysteries so much that I consult for free with the sheriff’s department whenever they need a little extra help. Although, lately I’ve been benched thanks to a situation I found myself in last fall.
Anna: Thanks for including me, Kimberly. I teach English at Tipton high school. Nancy is my next-door neighbor and we enjoy powerwalking together.
Kimberly: Thanks, ladies. Anna this is for you. It’s was pretty clear in the opening pages of The Sleuth’s Dilemma that you didn’t appreciate having the writing contest dropped on you at the last minute. Now that it’s all said and done do you have any regrets?
Anna: Well, considering how everything turned out, no, but I sure wouldn’t want to re-live that time.
Kimberly: I don’t blame you. Things got a little scary for a while. Nancy, without giving any spoilers, would you like to chime in?
Nancy: Scary is right! Things got so bad Anna had to stay with me for her own safety.
Kimberly: And here I thought you were the one who always found trouble. I know you like your privacy, Nancy. How was it having a roommate?
Nancy: Honestly, I loved it. Maybe not at first, but having Freddy, that’s Anna’s American Eskimo dog, and Anna turned out to be nice. I liked having someone to run theories past without the need to make a phone call or text. On top of that, it felt good to be there for Anna when she needed someone.
Anna: And I really appreciated you being there for us. That was one of the most difficult periods of my life, and you helped make it bearable.
Nancy: I don’t think I was the only one who helped make thing bearable. Luke and Titus did a pretty good job of that.
Kimberly: That’s right. You caught the eye of both men. That must have been a nice self-esteem boost after having been jilted at the altar.
Anna: Groan. You had to bring that up?
Kimberly: Sorry. I didn’t realize it was still a sensitive topic. How about we talk about Nancy’s love life?
Nancy: I’m with Anna. Moving on.
Kimberly: Okay. I can respect wanting to keep some things private. To wrap this interview up, what would you say was the most important thing you learned?
Anna: I don’t know if it’s the most important thing I learned, but I am more cautious in dealing with students than I used to be. How about you, Nancy?
Nancy: That’s a tough one, Kimberly. I learned quite a bit, but one thing stands out in my mind. I learned what true love is.
Kimberly: Oh! That sounds exciting. Thanks again for visiting with us. If you’d like to read more about Nancy’s and Anna’s adventure check out The Sleuth’s Dilemma.
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