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Portrait of a Murder
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Author Kerry J Charles talks about
the Dulcie Chambers Mysteries
“What if Nancy Drew grew up?” That’s the question that author Kerry J Charles asked herself when she created the character Dr. Dulcinea (“Dulcie”) Chambers. Smart, witty and practical with that girl-next-door charm, Dulcie has the life and career that most women these days dream about. And maybe a few men, too. As director of the Maine Museum of Art, Dulcie rubs shoulders with the likes of wealthy patrons, eccentric artists, and everyone in between. It’s the perfect mix for intrigue, mayhem, and murder.
Set in Portland, Maine and its suburbs, these mysteries show the urban side of Maine through the eyes of both Dulcie Chambers and Portland Police detective Nicholas Black. With a doctorate in art history from Oxford University, Dulcie has seen much of the world, but is a Maine girl at heart. Nick hails from Boston’s blue bloods and was groomed for a career in law, but turned his back on the family firm to stamp out crime on the streets of Portland.
“In literature and film, Maine has long been associated with mystery and murder,” says author Kerry J Charles. “Think Steven King, Jessica Fletcher, or Dark Shadows. Most often these stories are set in coastal villages, inland towns, or even Maine’s great outdoors. I wanted Dulcie Chambers to live in a different kind of Maine – a place that’s more cosmopolitan and squarely in the modern world. Portland surely fits the bill, yet Dulcie can’t quite get away from the small town nature of the city, not to mention her own psyche, even while living and working in the downtown area. In fact, that just might be what she likes best.”
Coming Summer 2016...
Book #5 of the Dulcie Chambers Mysteries: Last of the Vintage