What is your latest release and what genre is it? Imogene in New Orleans / mystery (traditional)
Quick description: Imogene, the boys, & Goose the bulldog expect parades & pralines on their vacation, but what they get is murder.
Imogene Deal McGregor has lived nearly three-quarters of a century in Alabama. She has a penchant for following her own instincts, as well as more grit and spunk than her hypochondriac son, Billy McGregor, and Billy’s impulsive partner Jackson can handle. The boys take Imogene to New Orleans with their devilishly handsome English bulldog Goose, hoping to visit friends and attend a second line parade, but moments after arriving in the French Quarter, they find their friend Glenway Gilbert murdered in his art gallery. Immediately, Imogene and the boys run into a temperamental and ethically-challenged lieutenant who appears hell-bent on neglecting the crime, compelling them to seek answers themselves. As they delve into Glenway Gilbert’s murder, Imogene and the boys realize the deceased artist was surrounded by suspicious friends and lovers. With Goose the bulldog by their side, Jackson and Billy seek answers among old friends and new enemies, while Imogene follows her own ideas on the case. But the sooner they solve the murder, the sooner they can get back to catching beads and eating pralines.
Hunter Murphy is a writer from Alabama. Some of his literary heroes include P.G. Wodehouse, Eudora Welty, Christopher Morley, Eugene Walter, and Agatha Christie. He’s a fan of good storytelling, no matter the medium.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on the next novel in my mystery series featuring the feisty Alabama senior citizen Imogene, her hypochondriac son, his impulsive partner, and their dashing English bulldog Goose.
Hunter’s reading recommendation:
Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse and Booth Tarkington’s Penrod series.