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Hazel remembered seeing the Comfort Suites Inn as they drove through the outskirts of Panama City. The Airforce Base was located on the main highway and although it had clearly suffered damage during the hurricane, it appeared to be operational. They pulled into the hotel parking lot and made their way to the front desk.
They decided to continue with the story of trying to find a lost friend and approached the front desk manager. Hazel began, “Good Morning. We are sorry to trouble you, but we are hoping you can help us. We are looking for a friend of ours who seems to have gone missing. His name is Randy Jacket and this is his picture.” Hazel held up the photo, then continued, “A young man out at Dugger Field seemed to think he may have stayed here for a couple of nights last week. Do you remember him?”
The manager looked at the photograph and answered, “You say he is missing? Because we don’t normally give out information about our guests.”
Hazel said, “That’s right. And it sounds like he did stay here. Is there anything you can tell us about his visit? We are just trying to gather information.”
The manager, realizing he had been caught by his own words, said, “Well, yes, he was here. Interesting gentleman. He was telling us that his company is going to rebuild Mexico Beach. They are going to build a super new, high class condominium complex, it is going to be the flagship property for his company, he said. He was clearly excited by the whole thing. They have bought all the land and he was going to check it out on the Thursday. Must have been a big property to inspect, because he left after breakfast and didn’t get back until about three o’clock in the morning. I just happened to be working the nightshift and saw him come in. He looked exhausted. I don’t think he even saw me as he walked past the desk. He looked a mess too. His clothes were all dirty. But I guess if you have spent your day on a building site, it is to be expected. “
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Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
How did you come up with the name of the book?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)ReplyDelete
There is an Eagle's nest close to where we visit on the Forgotten Coast and I just imagined it would be where the condominium resort is located in the book.ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting my book tour.ReplyDelete
In answer to Bernie's question - I visit the Forgotten Coast each year and saw an eagle's nest in a tree along the shoreline. When I wrote the book, i envisioned the nest close to the condominium resort i created in my mind. Thank you for your interest.
This book sounds like a very intriguing read.ReplyDelete
I like to think it is a little different. I hope you check it out. Thank you for your interest.Delete
I like the cover. The design is so cool.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comment. A very good friend, in Carrabelle designed it for me and I am thrilled with his work.Delete
I liked the excerpt. The book sounds very intriguing. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your interest. I believe it is a little different and I hope you read it and are not disappointed.Delete
How many books have you written so far?ReplyDelete
I have written two non fiction books - Finding God in an RV and The Power Within. This was my first venture into fiction.Delete
Do you have any ideas for a followup?ReplyDelete
The answer is YES. I really enjoyed writing Murder at Eagle's Nest and I am currently working on the next adventure for my amateur sleuths, Hazel and Anna. I hope to publish it later this year. In addition, I have several ideas for additional stories. Thank you for your interest and after you have read Eagles Nest, I hope you will look out for the next one.Delete
Which character was your favorite to write?ReplyDelete
Strangely - the killer. I think because I had control over what happened to him/her.ReplyDelete
Which authors influenced your writing style?ReplyDelete
Hello Again Bernie,ReplyDelete
I am not sure my writing style is influenced by anyone. I am English and as such, have a strange English sense of humor. I have a tendency to choose my own direction. Having said that, I enjoy Sue Grafton for her humor and story lines.