The Whiskey Mattimoe Mysteries

humorous whodunnits by Nina Wright . . . starring a Michigan realtor and her felonious Afghan hound

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Back Where Whiskey Began

I’ve long believed that summers are sweeter in Michigan than just about anywhere else. Happily this writer landed back in the Wolverine State in time to take a break from triple-digit temps in Texas.

My Michigan visit involves the fifth Whiskey book (as opposed to a fifth of whiskey). Like the rest of this comical cozy series,
Whiskey with a Twist is set in fictional Magnet Springs, a quirkier version of the real-life coastal resort town of Saugatuck.

Whiskey with a Twist has what I call “high-surprise content.” It’s also the name of a pretty good drink—unlike the beverage that inspired
Whiskey and Tonic (Book Three), a lively mystery in its own right.
The latest fictional romp features more than the usual number of plot twists, and they keep on coming all the way to the end. You can read a sample chapter and plot summary. I don’t want to give away much more than that . . . except to say that Realtor Whiskey Mattimoe bonds with her diva dog Abra the Afghan hound over an issue that even my most faithful readers couldn't foresee.

So I'm here to launch the book as well as my Nawthun vacation. To Michigan and Whiskey.


  • At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I recognize that location in Berrien County! So I think I just figured something out: Allegan County in your books is Berrien in reality. Am I right?

  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger Nina Wright said…

    Dear Anon,

    You are very perceptive. In fact, Berrien County, MI, has inspired many of my locale choices in the Whiskey books. Thanks for reading my mysteries!



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