Friday, January 27, 2017

Murder at Midnight

Title: Murder at Midnight
Author: John Ukah
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.

The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …

Author Bio

John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

I responded to all questions as the character of Mrs. Marshall in ‘Murder at Midnight’.
What is your character’s name? Mrs. Marshall
Does the character have a nickname? She’s called a ‘witch’ behind her back. This is because she knows an awful lot about other people and not the kind of things they want others to know about.
What is your characters hair color? Eye color? Black hair and brown eyes.
What kind of distinguishing facial features does your character have? She’s tall with engaging round eyes which remind one of an owl. Her protruding ears hear far more than others around her.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting? The recent death of her husband in a car accident and which led to her recent adventure.
What is your character's least favorite season? The rainy season. It hinders her movement and ability to keep an observant eye on happenings around her.
What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? The birth of my daughter, Maria Marshall.
Who has had the most influence on you? My late husband who died in a recent car accident.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Freeing people from the shackles of self-deceit they weave around themselves.
What is your greatest regret? The loss of family members in tragic circumstances.
What is the most evil thing you have ever done? Defining evil is often a matter of perception. For telling people the truth about themselves, I am often perceived as evil or a witch.
If you died or went missing, who would miss you? My daughter, Maria Marshall would miss me.
Who is the person you despise the most, and why? I despise those who are not honest with themselves. People like Tonye Briggs and Pastor Willy. 
Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? Yes, I do.
Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? Yes, I enjoy watching the dynamics which plays out in large groups of people. The power play, deceits, love intrigues and alliances.
Do you care what others think of you? I am unmoved by what others think of me.
If you could change one thing, what would it be, and why? I wish I had the ability to undo the past with regards the tragic loss of loved ones.

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