Heather Haven Death of A Clown

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Death of A Clown

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Winner of the IPPY Silver for Best Mystery/Thriller 2014
The year is 1942. Already weary from the Great Depression, the U.S. has joined the Allied Forces in their war against the Axis Powers. Fear and uncertainty is everywhere. Never has the circus soothed so many seeking refuge in its magic, if only temporarily. But there is no shelter from murder, even under the Big Top. Up and coming circus performer, Jeri Deane, finds a young clown strangled inside a beloved lion's cage. The town sheriff's threat to close down the Big Top won't stop her from finding his killer. Beneath the spangles and sawdust of the canvas sky, Jeri uncovers deceit, treachery, and secrets more dangerous than any death-defying trick in the show. Even she has much to hide. If the Big top survives the season, will she be able to face her own hidden past?
Heather Haven is the daughter of real-life Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus folk. Her mother was a trapeze artist/performer and father, an elephant trainer. Heather brings the daily existence of the Big Top to life during World War II, embellished by her own murderous imagination.

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This book is a departure for me, in that it's not a humorous mystery. It is serious, especially for me, and a noir. Since I can remember, I've listened enraptured to my mother 's stories of that time in her life. It made me want to write a novel using her escapades, and the young, exciting person she created in my mind, as my 'muse'. This novel took me six-years to write and I am very proud of it. The picture on the cover, with my mother enveloped in the elephant's truck and the faceless clown standing in front of her, is what began the whole story-line for me. I asked myself, who is that young man? What is something happened to him? Even though nothing like murder took place during  my mother's stint in the circus - or before or after, as far as I know - it started the whole 'what if' process going for me. Never trust a writer! You never know what we're going to write about. By the way, my mother was very proud of this achievement and gave me full permission every step of the way. 

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After studying drama at the University of Miami in Florida, Heather went to Manhattan to pursue a career. There she wrote short stories, novels, comedy acts, television treatments, ad copy, commercials, and two one-act plays, which were produced at several places, including Playwrights Horizon. Once, she even ghostwrote a book on how to run an employment agency. She was unemployed at the time.
One of her first paying jobs was writing a love story for a book published by Bantam called Moments of Love. She had a deadline of one week but promptly came down with the flu. Heather wrote "The Sands of Time" with a raging temperature, and delivered some pretty hot stuff because of it. Her stint at New York City's No Soap Radio - where she wrote comedic ad copy - helped develop her long-time love affair with comedy. 
She is the acclaimed award-winning  author of the humorous Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries. Murder is a Family Business, Book One, won the coveted Single Titles Reviewers' Choice Award 2011. A Wedding to Die For, the 2nd book of the series, was finalist in the EPIC and Global eBook Mystery of the Year, 2012.  Death Runs in the Family, 3rd books of the series, won the 2013 Global eBook Mystery Fiction Award.
Her recent endeavor is The Persephone Cole Vintage Mystery Series, taking place in New York City, circa 1940. Ever wonder how Sam Spade or Phillip Marlowe might act if they were a woman? Meet Persephone "Percy" Cole in The Dagger Before Me and Iced Diamonds.
Stand-alone noir mystery, Death of a Clown, is steeped in Heather's family history. She is the daughter of real-life Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus folk. Her mother was a trapeze artist/performer and father, an elephant trainer. Heather brings the daily existence of the Big Top to life during World War II, embellished by her own murderous imagination. 
Death of a Clown is published by The Wives of Bath Press, March, 2013.

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