Watermark Books & Café is excited to celebrate Mystery Month with Susan Armstrong, writing as Anna St John! We will be celebrating Anna St John's book, Doomed by Blooms, a Josie Posey Mystery. Josie loves her life, but she itches to get back to crime reporting. She gets more than she bargained for when she interviews a local celebrity NYC prima ballerina, and suddenly the ballerina's husband is found dead in a field of flowers. Join us for this event in-store or on Facebook Live here on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00 pm! RSVP at the button below.
About Anna St. John (Susan Armstrong)
Anna St. John is a lifelong writer. She began her career as editor of her college newspaper and held positions as a professional journalist, political consultant, and advertising copywriter before she established her own advertising agency — which she ran for forty years.
Today, Anna writes cozy mysteries from her home office in a small Kansas town where she is within walking distance of a working blacksmith shop like the one in her Josie Posey series (not yet published). Her Old English Sheepdog, Oliver, serves as inspiration for the fluffy pooch in her first novel, currently in the hands of an editor.
Anna is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
She is represented by Cindy Bullard, of Birch Literary Agency.
About Doomed by Blooms
Josie Posey, a mature yet ever-feisty big city crime reporter turned crime solver, has officially retired to a small, touristy town in middle America where she and her posse of friends "unofficially" have their noses in everything.
Josie loves her new life, but a weekly game of mahjong isn't enough: she itches to get back into the action. She gets more than she bargained for when The Village Gazette asks her to interview their local celebrity, a former NYC prima ballerina.
Then, the ballerina's husband is discovered dead-face down in the couple's beloved field of flowers. Now, Josie has the inside track on solving the murder, with her quirky Mahjong Mavens as useful sidekicks.
And if a killer in their midst wasn't enough distraction, Josie's matchmaking friends are pushing her to date again-particularly, to pursue an attraction toward a certain local blacksmith, with whom sparks fly.