Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Q&A with Katie Tietjen

From my Q&A with Katie Tietjen, author of Death in the Details:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

“Death” and “Details” are both very central concepts in my book! My protagonist, Maple, begins selling her intricately crafted dollhouses and finds her first customer dead.

Because she thinks the sheriff is overlooking suspicious details at the scene, she turns her crafting skills towards a new purpose: re-creating the death scene in miniature so she can walk him through all the ways his investigation went wrong…which he is, ahem, less than thrilled about.

Ultimately, Maple’s impressive attention to detail is what enables her to crack the case.

What's in a name?

I wanted to set the story in New England, and the name “Maple Bishop”...[read on]
Visit Katie Tietjen's website.

The Page 69 Test: Death in the Details.

Q&A with Katie Tietjen.

--Marshal Zeringue