About the Book
Title: Murder at Midnight
Author: John Ukah
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.
The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …
What inspired you to write Murder at Midnight?
The story took shape after I was awakened at night by unusual footsteps outside my door. The story is about a young lady who discovered a dark secret and was murdered in a guesthouse at midnight.
What was your favorite part in writing Murder at Midnight?
The part where the characters became solid in my mind and the story took on a course of its own. The characters were basically telling me their story.
What was the hardest part to write Murder at Midnight?
The book turned out differently from what I had in mind initially. I had to stay true to the characters I had created.
Who is your favorite character ?
Mrs. Marshall. She is keen to know what is happening around her. She keeps an ear to the ground but her caustic remarks create tension and ill-feelings.
Do you have anything new in the works if so can you tell us about it?
I am working on a detective thriller. It affirms the point of duty on young men and women to make choices with their eyes open.
John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
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