Iced Diamonds: Formerly Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum (The Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries) (Volume 2)

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In late December, 1942, Persephone (Percy) Cole, one of Manhattan's first female PIs, has been hired to find out who killed a Santa Land elf and left the body in the storefront window of a swank 5th Avenue jewelry store. Was it the spoiled heiress whose big buck handbag was found on the scene? Or was it the rat who broke out of the big house to settle a score? Shortly after, the corpse of the Christmas Angel is discovered stuffed in Mrs. Santa's workshop. Will Santa Claus be next? With a penchant for Marlene Dietrich suits, pistachio nuts and fedora hats, this working mother finds diamonds to the left of her, diamonds to the right, and skullduggery aplenty. Armed with her noodle and a WW I German Mauser, Percy is determined to solve these crimes or it just might be the 'kiss off' for Christmas.

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This is a fun series to write. It came about after the research I did on the early nineteen-forties for my stand-alone circus noir mystery, Death of a Clown. I didn't want all of that information to go to waste! Earlier in the year, I was challenged to write a mystery series with a protagonist who wasn't an ideal beauty, i.e. the perfect figure and face. I created Persephone (Percy) Cole, who at 5'11" and a full-figured gal, answered the criteria. Little did I know that in using a character who was often physically bigger and stronger than most men during that time, I was offering up a woman who was quite comfortable in being a female Sam Spade. Taking place in lower Manhattan at the beginning of World War Two, the series is a lot of fun to write and certainly keeps me on my toes. Any products, sayings, things like that I think might have been around at that time, I need to do research on. Sometimes the answers are surprising. I love that part. And the readers seem to be enjoying the Percy Cole Vintage series, too! I love that even more.

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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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