When Dode Schneider, rattle-brained farmer, insists the abandoned Wyatt mansion is haunted by ghosts with big butts, Pawpaw County Sheriff Boots Gibson happily off-loads the crazy case to Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens, senior sleuths in training with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Ruby Jane and Veenie, lifelong friends who live in the small […]
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QUESTION: Mystery novels often feature exotic settings. But you've chosen to set your debut cozy series, the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, in a tiny river town in the hills of Southern Indiana. Why? DAISY'S ANSWER: Believe me, there is no shortage of quirky and exotic characters in rural … Read more... about Why Set a Mystery Series in Rural Southern Indiana?
Daisy Pettles is the pen name of novelist Vicky Phillips. Vicky was born in Bedford, Indiana, and grew up in the tiny river town of Medora, Indiana. Her parents, "Junie and Deanie," ran the corner gas station and ice cream stand. She learned to read while sitting on her grandmother’s lap, under an apple tree in Brownstown, Indiana. As a child, she was fed a steady diet of books, pies, and Bible stories. A true Hoosier, raised in the farming heartland of America in the 1960's, her favorite song was “I’ll be a Sunbeam for Jesus.” After graduating from one of the smallest public high schools in Indiana, Medora High School, in 1977, she attended DePauw University, where she was graduated Phi Beta Kappa. A world traveler, she has lived … Read more... about About Daisy Pettles | Indiana Mystery & Crime Author