Today Summer of Indie spoke with Carol Tibaldi, author of the historical mystery novel Willow Pond. For those already familiar with the book, author Carol Tibaldi has stated that she is currently working on a sequel. Tying in with the historical setting of the novel, author Carol Tibaldi said that she was a history buff with a special affinity for the prohibition era and the Civil War. Intrigued by the premise of a historical mystery novel, Summer of Indie asked Carol Tibaldi to give us a more detailed look at her book.
The Roaring Twenties crumble into the Great Depression, but Virginia Kingsley, New York's toughest and most successful speakeasy owner, is doing just fine. Now that the world is falling apart, bootlegging is a flourishing business, and she's queen of that castle.
Then her infant nephew is kidnapped. Her niece, Laura, and Laura's philandering movie star husband, are devastated. The police have few leads, and speculation and rumors abound in the media circus that follows the celebrity abduction.
Only one reporter, Erich Muller, seems to care enough about the child's welfare and the parents' feelings to report the case responsibly. Over the course of the investigation, Erich Muller and Laura fall in love, but their relationship is doomed to failure since he suspects her beloved aunt Virginia is behind the kidnapping. Laura, jaded when it comes to men, sides with Virginia.
But Virginia has figured out the truth, and she can't tell anyone for fear of losing her niece's affections and having the police ransack her life. So she pursues her own investigation, shaking down, threatening, and killing one petty crook after another during her search.
Little Todd's absence shapes everyone's lives. When he is finally found, the discovery will bring disaster for some and revelation for others.
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After hearing more about Willow Pond, we asked author Carol Tibaldi to give us some details about them.
Carol Tibaldi stated that "I was born and raised in Bayside, New York and attended Queens College of the City University of New York. I love to travel and have lived in London and Los Angeles. For twenty five years I worked as a newspaper reporter and covered the crime beat. I am a history buff and love to research different time periods, and have a special affinity for the prohibition era and the Civil War. Willow Pond is my first novel and I am hard at work on the sequel.
You can find author Carol Tibaldi online at:
Their website: http://www.caroltibaldi.com/
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