Archive | August 17, 2014

Death by High Heels ~ Book Spotlight ~ Character Interview

Death by High Heels

Death by High Heels

by Violet Ingram


Spending time with a dead guy, being interrogated by the cops and getting stitched up by a cute ER doc wasn’t exactly the evening plans private investigator Kimberly Murphy envisioned. Especially the getting caught standing over a dead body, again, part. Only this time it wasn’t her fault. Just once she’d like it if homicide detective Grant Tompkins didn’t assume she was guilty.

To clear her slightly tarnished name, Kim goes after the clever killer while avoiding a certain hot homicide detective determined to put her in handcuffs – and not the pink, fuzzy kind – not that she’d mind. Too bad Kim’s efforts lead to dead ends and even more dead bodies. Kim will need all her skills and a bit of luck to outwit a killer who’d like to put an end to Kim’s meddling permanently.



Sunday evening

Cops hate it when you vomit all over their crime scene—a mistake I had no desire to repeat. Then again, the fact I’d just trampled all over this scene was probably a whole new mistake I should have avoided. I stared at the corpse and fought the urge to hurl. If only I hadn’t answered the door, I’d be eating dinner instead of standing in my neighbor’s apartment looking at a dead guy.

Said dead guy was just sitting there in the chair. You would think he was asleep—if not for all the blood and guts spilled onto his lap. I tore my eyes from him and asked the question I most wanted the answer to.

“What the heck did you hit him with?”

Lindsay dropped the strand of blonde hair she’d been twirling and glanced down at the floor. “My shoe.”


“I’ve already told you. Twice. I hit him with my shoe.”

“Damn it, Lindsay, you can’t kill someone with a shoe!”

“Hello, they’re Via Spiga.”

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Character Interview:

Are you upset your name is not in the title?

Absolutely not. I hate publicity.

Do you have any annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?  

Maybe, but none that I feel comfortable enough to share.

Do you have siblings? Are you close to them?  

Four older brothers and an older sister. We’re so close I’d like to strangle them sometimes. They are always interfering in my life.

Any hobbies we might be interested in knowing about?

I love to read romance and mystery books. I like to listen to music and sing along but only if I’m alone. I don’t think my singing is bad enough to be an actual cause of death but I’m not willing to take the chance.

Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?

No. She could have at least had the decency to make me independently wealthy. You don’t see her tripping over dead bodies and getting kidnapped.

Are you planning to make an appearance in a sequel?

If not are you unhappy about that? Oh yes. She’s busy at her laptop right now causing chaos in my life.

Now for a personal question. Is there enough sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?

I don’t think I should answer that. My parents could read this.

Did you author handle your “love” scenes the way you like or was she too explicit or not explicit enough?

I was quite happy and that’s all I’m going to say on the issue.

Is you’re hero/heroine a good kisser?

I don’t normally kiss and tell but OMG can that man kiss.

Are you happy with the setting?

Did you want a bigger house or car? I’m a suburb kind of girl so I’m quite happy. Maybe a bigger bank account but that’s about it.

How many re-writes did you have to live through?

You don’t even want to know.

Did your author listen to you when you tried to redirect her/him?

Of course she had to listen to me. Everyone knows us characters just let the authors think they’re in charge.

Did your story end too soon?

It ended at the perfect time. If you read the book you’ll understand why I was soo happy at the end.

Did you get enough time in the story or do you feel shortchanged?

I was front and center the whole time so I’m good.

Who was your favorite supporting character?

Hot cop Grant Tompkins.

Do you want your story to become a series with you as a recurring character?

Oh it is. That crazy writer is busy making sure of that.

Were you happy with your wardrobe?

You can’t go wrong with jeans and a T-shirt.

Did you fight much with your author or did you two see eye-to-eye?

She was wise and realized I was in charge. Very little fighting necessary.

Author Bio:

Violet Ingram is a wife, mother, and author. She and her husband have been married for over 24 years and they have 5 children.

Violet’s love of books was the direct result of having spent Saturday mornings going to libraries with her mom. Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Encyclopedia Brown were the first books she fell in love with.

Violet lives in the Midwest where she is busy at work on her next book.


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