Meet Alyssa Chalmers. Victorian emigrant. Reluctant bride. Intrepid sleuth.
- A group of brides from Australia have arrived in British Columbia, and love is in the air – until the happiness in the prospectors’ town “Run’s End” is shattered when the hotel-owner is found dead. To make matters worse, something is wrong with the stored gold at the hotel, and an epidemic makes it impossible for anyone to leave town. The brides pin all their hopes on their friend Alyssa Chalmers to find the murderer and restore peace in their new home. But the killer is cunning, and desperate …
f you love sparkling dialogue, unusual settings and the charm of the Golden Age mysteries, you’ll enjoy Carmen Radtke’s cozy whodunnits
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Carmen has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.
She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.
When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.
The shaken but stirring novel made it to the longlist of the Mslexia competition, and her next book and first Alyssa Chalmers mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner.
Since then she has penned several more cozy mysteries, including the Jack and Frances series set in the 1930s.
Carmen shares her home with her human and her rescue cat Holly.