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McDonald’s is a good place for a potty stop when you’re on a trip and there’s no rest stops around. TMI? Well, it’s the truth.
It’s also a good place for a quick breakfast when headed out of town on a trip.
So what has this to do with my latest book, Murder in the Worst Degree?
Every time we go in our favorite McD’s these same three guys are sitting around the table solving the world’s problems. We’ve sat close enough to them to know a lot about their early history and a lot of bull. I guess they noticed us too, because the last time we were there, they noticed hubby’s Seabee hat and thanked him for his service. Of course this led to exchanges about when a couple of them had served in Vietnam around the same time as hubby. Next came introductions and handshakes.
I decided to put these fellows into Murder in the Worst Degree. They became best friends of the murder victim who served together in Vietnam. Of course they have taken on different personas and descriptions, but they are now an important part of the plot.
See, you can find the best characters in the most common places. It’s just a matter of keeping your eyes and ears open.
Thank you, Holli, for hosting me today.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith
Blurb for the lasts RBPD mystery, Murder in the Worst Degree:
The body that washes up on the beach leads Detectives Milligan and Zachary on a murder investigation that includes the victim’s family members, his housekeeper, three long-time friends, and a mystery woman.
F. M. Meredith aka Marilyn Meredith is the author of over 35 published books. She enjoys writing about police officers and their families and how what happens on the job affects the family and vice versa. Having several members of her own family involved in law enforcement, as well as many friends, she’s witnessed some of this first-hand.
Once again I am offering the opportunity to have your name used as a character in a book if you comment on the most blogs during this tour for Murder in the Worst Degree.
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