Eyes on the Road


Eyes on the Road (The Tow Truck Murder Mysteries)
by Karen C. Whalen

About Eyes on the Road 

Eyes on the Road (The Tow Truck Murder Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Colorado
Wild Rose Press (February 20, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 310 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509246592
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509246595
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BQGRDVRT

Many businesses in Spruce Ridge, Colorado hire temporary international workers during the hectic ski season. One temp, Jaana Ivanov from Estonia, is found dead in her car at the bottom of a cliff, but the car crash was not an accident. Jaana didn’t just take her eyes off the road. She was murdered. Delaney Morran often feels vulnerable herself as the lone female tow truck driver in town, so when the victim’s sister asks Delaney to help find the killer, Delaney eyes everyone with suspicion. Delaney may not be the best at towing vehicles, but she’s pretty good at digging up clues.

About Karen C. Whalen

Karen C. Whalen is the author of two mystery series for The Wild Rose Press: the Dinner Club Mysteries featuring Jane Marsh, an empty nester who hosts a gourmet dinner club, and the Tow Truck Mysteries starring Delaney Morran, a super feminine shoe-a-holic who drives a tow truck. Both are cozy mysteries about strong friendships and family ties set in Colorado. The first book in the Dinner Club series tied for First Place in the Suspense Novel category of the 2017 IDA Contest sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America. Whalen worked for many years as a paralegal at a law firm in Denver, Colorado and was a columnist and regular contributor to The National Paralegal Reporter magazine. Whalen loves to host dinner parties, entertain friends, ride bicycles, hike in the mountains, walk on the beach, and read cozy murder mysteries.

Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Eyes on the Road is the third book in the Tow Truck Murder Mystery series. In the first book Delaney Morran receives an unexpected inheritance—the keys to a tow truck—from a dad she’s never known. Despite the fact she hadn’t changed a tire in all of her twenty-eight years, she decides to give the rough and dangerous business a chance. In Eyes, a temporary worker, Jaana Ivanov from Estonia, is found dead in her car at the bottom of a cliff, the result of murder. The victim’s sister, Maarja Ivanov, asks Delaney to help find the killer. I chose Estonia because I fell in love with the accent. A friend of my son’s has a similar accent, which drew me to the region. I enjoyed listening to Erma’s syntax (pronounced Err-mah with a slight rolling of the “r”) and also doing a lot of research on Estonia (keeping in mind I did not write from the point of view of this character). Learning about Estonia was fascinating and fun.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

The fourth in the series, Friends Come to Call, will be released in the fall of this year. It is set during Spruce Ridge, Colorado’s Annual Christkindl Market when visitors from around the world come to celebrate the holiday. The inspiration for this book came from a visit to the Christkindl Markets in Austria and Germany several years ago.


Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

I have books five and six drafted and I’m plotting a seventh, so I guess I’ll continue with the series. In my first cozy series, The Dinner Club Mysteries, I ended the saga at book seven. But in the Tow Truck Murder Mysteries, the characters keep the story going for me. I’m not sure if this series will ever come to an end!

How long have you been writing?

I worked for many years as a paralegal at a law firm in Denver, Colorado, and during that time I wrote a regular column for The National Paralegal Reporter magazine and was a contributor to other trade publications. My first mystery, Everything Bundt the Truth, was released in 2016 and tied for first place in the Suspense Novel category of the 2017 IDA Contest.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Readers are the most important part of the creative process of writing. I write with a specific reader in mind: someone like myself who enjoys a feel-good whodunit set in an idyllic location with a sassy female sleuth. As you can see from my answers above, I get my ideas from the people and places around me. Hearing from readers brings the ultimate satisfaction. Which reminds me—I’d love to hear from you!

Author Links

Website http://karencwhalen.com

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/whalencozyauthor

Twitter https://twitter.com/whalenkc

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karen_c_whalen_author/

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  1. what other genre of book would you like to write and why


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