Deadly Cypher


Deadly Cypher: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker

About Deadly Cypher

Deadly Cypher: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ JDP Press (August 24, 2021)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 211 pages

Could a murder at Bletchley Park cost Britain the war?

November, 1939. The British government has assembled a small group of intellectuals at an estate north of London as part of a top-secret codebreaking effort. Everything about it is clandestine. The facility is ringed with a veil of silence until one of the young female linguists is murdered.

Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster tasks Olivia Redmond with finding the killer and the motive. Olivia is sent in alone, without clues or suspects.

Did the murder victim uncover a mole? Could Britain’s program to break German enigma cyphers be compromised?

If Olivia fails, it could mean the destruction of Britain.

Deadly Cypher will be on sale until August 30, 2021 when it will be sold at full price.

Deadly Cypher, book seven of the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.

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About Kate Parker

With her love of travel, Kate Parker sets her novels overseas. Once home from her research trips and armed with hot tea and chocolate, she can be found clicking away on her keyboard, hiking the hills of central North Carolina, and spoiling her 90 pound muse puppy. She’d tell you what she did before she retired, but then she’d have to use certain skills to eliminate you. She pens stories to entertain readers who enjoy action and murder in tales about plucky heroines, quirky characters, and difficult situations in a bygone era. Her stories are sweet, as in no graphic sex, violence, or language. Her heroines remain ladylike while chasing murderers and escaping danger. Well, as ladylike as scratching, punching, and kicking can be.

Q&A With the Author

When did I first consider myself to be a writer? 

When I received my first contract for a mystery book from a publisher. Understand, this was before indie publishing and ebooks became the game changers they are today. Back then, this was the only yardstick I had to tell when I had passed from attempting to be a writer to being a writer.

What advice do I have for a new writer? 

Read a great deal in the genre you want to write. Hire a good editor to go over your manuscript. You’ll learn a whole lot that way. Publish indie. You’ll keep more of the money from each sale, and publishers don’t do anything for you as far as marketing is concerned. Study your craft. Every book you write should be better than the one before.

What is the easiest part of the writing process for me? 

Rewriting. My first draft is long, painful, and slow. But once it’s down on paper (or in the computer) I can see the story and make changes in the plot, in scenes, and flesh out the story.

What is my favorite part of Deadly Cypher? 

The ending, which I won’t give away.

Which character was the most fun to write about? Why? 

Rosalie Billingsthorpe was fun to write. I really enjoyed meeting her, and I hope to have her reappear in a future story. She was loyal, clever, and polished, three characteristics I appreciate although I don’t have the last two in abundance.

Which character was the hardest to write about? Why? 

Sarah Wycott. I always find it difficult to write about the victim when Livvy has never met them. I had to show her through other people’s eyes, and that isn’t always accurate. It’s also harder to make her a living breathing character and not just a description of characteristics that others might have turned her into when talking to Livvy.

Thank you for having me with you today. I hope you’ll enjoy Deadly Cypher.

Deadly Cypher is the seventh book in The Deadly Series of World War II mysteries by Kate Parker.   

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  1. Sounds like an intriguing mystery, set in a very epic era.

  2. Lovely cover NANCY P


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