Write Around the Corner

S3 E12 | FULL EPISODE

Write Around the Corner-Mindy Quigley

Find out about the Lindsay Harding Mystery Trilogy. It's a dose of southern life, history, and murder all interwoven with a dash of humor!

AIRED: February 25, 2020 | 0:27:44
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- Hi, I'm Rose Martin,

and we are Write Around The Corner

in Blacksburg, Virginia,

with bestselling author Mindy Quigley.

Her Lindsay Harding mystery series

takes us on quite a journey

because Lindsay is a hospital chaplain,

so she deals with some tough situations,

and she deals with death a lot.

But not only because of her work,

because she finds herself embroiled

in all kinds of mysteries that she's happy to solve.

She's a spunky, curly-haired girl,

and she's full of zany antics.

So, we're gonna talk to Mindy and learn all about Lindsay,

and boy, she is quite a storyteller.

Hi Mindy, welcome to Write Around The Corner .

- Hi, Rose. Thanks for having me.

- So, tell me about this space that we're in?

That you chose?

- So, I chose the Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of the New River Valley.

And this is my home church.

So, the-- what's interesting about Unitarian Universalism

is it comes from a Judeo-Christian heritage,

but it's a pretty liberal religion.

So, it's kind of united by people

who are searching for truth and meaning.

And for some people, they maybe come to this

from an atheist background or a humanist background.

Others might come from a more traditional religion

like Christianity or Judaism.

But I just feel really comfortable in this church.

It's not the church that I was raised in,

but this church is my spirit animal, if you will.

This is where I found my home.

- Oh, it's beautiful. Thank you for inviting us here.

- Thanks. - And actually,

you had, at one point in time,

thought about becoming a minister, didn't you?

- That's true. Yeah.

So, when I finished graduate school,

I was a little bit at sea,

not really sure what my next steps were.

And, just by totally bizarre coincidence,

two of my college roommates--

there were five of us who lived in an apartment together.

Two of them went on to become ministers.

One's now an Episcopal priest,

and another one is a Unitarian minister

who does a prison chaplaincy.

And so, I knew that this was kind of a career path

and a career path that young women

could potentially aspire to do.

And my life just took various different turns.

I got married, I needed to get a job quickly

to support my husband through graduate school.

Then we moved abroad, and it never really came to be.

And I'm pretty grateful because our minister now,

here at the Unitarian church, is--

sets such a higher bar that I feel like I could never reach.

So, I'm very happy to sit in the pews on Sunday

and watch her preach.

- I love what you said on your blog

that you were good at being-- not good at being,

but good at doing.

So, you would be the one that was just too busy.

Too involved in things, and then you had some habits

that you thought maybe wouldn't be quite applicable

to being a good minister, huh?

- Yeah. And it really had nothing to do with--

because-- because I knew these other ministers personally.

And knew, you know, like I--

we were in college together, I saw some things. [laughs]

- Sure. [chuckles]

- So, I knew that they-- it's not like you have to be

this perfect moral person and do, you know, do--

you know, some kind of a saint

to become a minister.

But both of these women that I knew,

they possessed a sort of quietness.

An ability to really listen and absorb,

that I felt like I didn't have.

And I've talked to them recently about this,

and both of them said, "Oh, I don't have that.

I don't have that."

You know, it's something that you cultivate in a situation,

and you do learn it.

And that's something that I tried to show

a little bit in the books

is that a lot of what being there is, as a minister,

is just physically literally being there.

You know, handing someone a tissue if they're upset,

putting an arm on somebody's arm, you know,

when they're upset.

And that, to me, is something that, you know,

maybe I could aspire to cultivate,

but I'm a real problem solver and a real fixer.

And I have a hard time--

even with my children, sometimes I have to hold back

and not just dive right in and start trying to, you know,

orchestrate solutions for every little problem.

- So like Lindsay, as a hospital chaplain,

going in and saying, "Okay, now you over there,

you go over there and sit down.

And we've had about enough of that," right?

- Right. [laughs] - And [indistinct], not at all.

And we're going to get to the book in a minute.

- Yes. - So, you actually grew up

on the south side of Chicago. - That's right.

- And then you've got these books

that are set in North Carolina.

I read somewhere that you went back home and you said,

"Gosh, I don't have to live here.

I can be someplace warm and beautiful."

- Yes. So, I--

when I was looking at graduate schools,

I flew down to North Carolina.

So, I guess I was about 21, I just finished undergraduate,

and it was probably early April in Chicago.

So, there was still snow on the ground, not unusual.

And I fly into the airport and-- at Raleigh-Durham,

and everything is green and the dogwoods are blooming.

And even as you drive along the highway there,

they've done a really great job along North Carolina highways

of having beautiful plantings, flowers, tulips.

And you know, there's the sight of

the gently rolling hills of the Piedmont.

And I just thought, "Why does anybody live in Chicago,

when they could live here?" [laughs]

So, I moved there for graduate school,

and I stayed on and off for a total of about 10 years there.

And then now, here in Virginia,

which has a similarly amenable climate.

ROSE: Hmm. Beautiful. - You know, to me? Yeah.

- What about growing up?

Tell me about your family and your parents.

- Sure. So, I grew up in a--

my parents are still together, 40 something years of marriage.

And I've got an older sister who's just one year older,

and then a little sister who's much younger.

She's about 12 years younger than I am.

And I had some interesting experiences

that I think have allowed me to observe

different kinds of people because we were poor.

We didn't have much money growing up.

And my dad never had a totally stable job.

He was-- he's a hard worker, but never--

things just never really went his way, job-wise.

So, we did have some hard times growing up.

And then his family, I'd say-- that again,

hard workers, but you know, haven't--

luck hasn't always been on their side.

So, he grew up in a trailer court in North Carolina,

and his family lives on a farm,

and they're kind of scattered around this farm.

And then, his father, who he didn't know,

his biological father,

who he didn't know until he was much older,

went on to become a banker, and he was very wealthy.

So, I think that having that dichotomy

of like being able to-- these people are my family,

so I know them well. ROSE: Hmm-mm.

- And I know that, you know,

they all have the-- the wonderful qualities

and, you know, the flaws that make us human.

So, I think being able to kind of see that play out

in different financial circumstances

with different hands that fate has dealt people.

Also, you can kind of see how things shape your character.

You know, things that sometimes are out of your control

can become a part of who you are.

And you have to fight to hold onto the good things sometimes

in the face of life dealing you not-so-good things.

So, I kind of see myself a little bit like Lindsay,

that she's in this small town

and there are all kinds of people, you know,

there are the well-to-do people

and the people who are less well-to-do.

And she finds herself being able to navigate that space.

So, I think that that's something

that I took out of my childhood, and have brought really,

wherever I've gone since then.

We moved a lot too, which I think--

- Hmm-mm. - --kids who move do develop

a little bit of distancing ability in a new situation

that you kind of take stock maybe

more than someone who's always been around the same people.

And I think being thrown into those new situations

a fair bit when I was very young,

maybe allowed me to see people from that distance that you need

in order to be able to write about people.

- Hmm. That's-- that's so intuitive

because as I've read your books, you can see the, you know,

the characters are so real.

You know, they're people

that you know you could meet somewhere.

- Hmm-mm. - And then a few of them,

we'll talk about later, I don't want to meet anywhere,

but-- - [Mindy laughs]

- I'll save that for when we talk about the book.

But your job-- so growing up, you, you know,

you didn't start off as a writer.

And you had these amazing experiences

in project management, being like the assistant

for the clone of Dolly the sheep, right?

And doing some other amazing things.

JK Rowling, you were tied into that somehow?

- Yeah, so I was pretty fortunate

when we moved to Scotland.

My-- for my husband's work,

I kind of fell into this job in the sciences

and in the vet med school at the University of Edinburgh.

And that was just kind of

the happening place at that time.

And I was able to work as a personal assistant

for Sir Ian Willmott who cloned Dolly the sheep.

ROSE: Hmm-mm. - And then, that led to

another project management job for this new initiative.

The university had just received

its largest donation ever from JK Rowling

to start a regenerative medicine research center.

And I was lucky enough to be kind of

in the right place at the right time,

and shepherd that project from, you know, nothing

to a building with staff. - Wow.

- Which-- yeah, was a really--

I don't think I'll ever have an experience in my career

that equals that because you have this physical thing

that you can say like,

"I helped build that." - Right. Right.

- "I picked out that pink color."

- [Rose laughs]

- But then also, you know,

seeing it work with patients in it

and clinical trials running in it.

- Hmm-mm. - And-- which was the dream

that, you know, was just a piece of paper

when I started.

And I think that, to some extent,

those experiences, you know,

both seeing a project through like that,

I think is probably what enabled me to write a novel.

Because I know so many people who set out to write a novel

or a short story and they don't finish it.

I mean, I'd say that that's probably nine--

90% of books ever written-- - Hmm-mm.

- --are half books or, you know, three-quarters books

that never got done.

And for me, that was not an option.

You know, I was just gonna keep going back

and doing rewrites and drafts until I felt like it was done.

I just wanted to complete the project.

And I think taking that mindset into writing

was something that probably served me pretty well

because I'm able to write fairly quickly,

and also not be too precious about what I'm doing.

You know, if I'm writing murder mysteries,

it doesn't have to be the great American novel.

- Right. - Like, does it have a plot

that grabs you? Is it entertaining?

Is it a full story?

- Yes. Yes. Yes. - Is it well told?

- Okay. - [laughs] Okay.

So that, you know, I felt like that, you know--

and that again with a project, it's never gonna be perfect.

You know, no project that you undertake

is ever gonna be perfectly on time

and perfectly on budget,

and everything that you set out to do

when you started it.

But hopefully, it does, you know,

the walls stand up or, you know, [laughs]

the document that you're producing

is readable by the audience that it's intended for,

whatever you're doing as a project,

it does the 90% of-- or 99% of what you hoped that it would do.

- Well, and you're just not doing this project though

because you're also working at the vet school, Virginia Tech?

And you're running a project there.

You've got a teenager and a toddler.

- Yes. - And your husband

is also very busy,

and his role at Virginia Tech is really fascinating in--

doing the civil war, right? Tell me about--

- Yeah. - --that role?

- So, he, when Bud Robertson retired,

another gentleman took his place and when that guy retired,

the center was kind of up for grabs,

the Civil War Center that Bud Robertson had established.

And I know all of our local people

will probably be familiar with Bud Robertson--

ROSE: Hmm-mm. - --because he was

a towering figure in public civil war history.

He had a radio program. Generations,

literally like three generations of Virginia Tech students,

would have taken courses from him

in his 40-plus year career.

So, when that job came open, my husband applied for it.

We had a friend from graduate school

who was here and said,

"Yeah, I think you should go for this."

And Paul was like,

"Ah-huh, I'm not qualified to do that job." [laughs]

- So, you moved back from Scotland to come here?

- We moved back from Scotland to come here.

- So, is there any kind of coincidence

thatA Murder in Mount Moriah , we've got some civil war a-hmm?

- Absolutely not a coincidence. - A-ah-huh-ah. [laughs]

- Yeah. [laughs] So the fact that my husband

is a civil war historian,

I think, I was trained as a historian too,

that's my undergraduate degree and my master's degree.

And one thing that's always kind of fascinated me

about American history

is that it's not a direct line of things

progressively getting better and better and better.

You know, we have these moments of where things slip and--

and reconstruction was one of those

that I always felt like was kind of an untold story.

You know, you've got your battles

and your generals, and that's what people think of--

- Sure. - --as the civil war.

But that moment of emancipation and freedom

where you have many black members of Congress

and then, you know, the door slams shut so hard on that

within, you know, a couple of decades.

All of that progress is wiped away.

So, I think that that idea

was kind of bouncing around in my head a little bit.

But the fact that, you know, like most authors

who set out to write a mystery or any kind of book

that has history in it, you know,

they're in the archives and they're reading through the--

and I could just say like,

"Hey, hon, would it happen that--"

- Right. I'm at the table, right? [laughs]

- "And in 1870 there was--" so, you know,

he was able to put me on to sources pretty readily.

And I think it saved a lot of time.

- I'm curious about your process and I loved that about the book,

that each one of them has a little bit of

a different historical setting.

And we'll get to that

because everyone who loves to go to the Outer Banks

and loves to go to Duck and Corolla

and all of those places,

they're gonna love that second murder inDuck .

When you-- when thinking about your process,

do you approach it like a project?

Like a project that you've got to manage

when you're looking at deciding--

and I read somewhere that you pretty much know

what's gonna happen, and then you just figure out

a way to put the pieces together?

- Yeah, I would say that I do.

I mean, I-I often will plot on note cards

or sometimes virtual note cards on the computer

where I write down, you know, the main things

that I think need to happen, and then maybe a subplot will--

ROSE: Hmm-mm. - --slot in there somehow.

So, with these books,

the elements that I always wanted to keep are, you know,

the chaplaincy piece of it.

I never wanted to lose sight of that.

Even when she's not working at the hospital,

I think that that ethos of who she is as a person,

she's a chaplain. - Hmm-mm.

- You know? And I never wanted her to become

a totally different person outside of that.

So, I wanted to keep that. I always wanted to have

some interesting North Carolina history in it

because North Carolina is a really cool state,

a lot like Virginia, you know,

that you've got your coast and your Piedmont central area

with more cities, and then mountains.

And I think that each of those enclaves,

and both of them are old states, you know.

So, for US, which has a young history, you know,

they're old.

And there's a lot to mine in those things.

So, in each instance, I think I just picked a setting

and a historical moment that felt really interesting,

and I thought, "Gosh, other people

probably would like to know about this too.

This is a really cool story." - Hmm-mm.

So, I'm fascinated that it's a trilogy.

Have you had experience doing trilogies before?

Or was this the first one? - No, this was the first one.

And I think that the settings of each of them

were what kind of crafted the book.

So, the first one is mostly set

in this fictional town of Mount Moriah,

and that's kind of the home base for the series,

but that gives you a flavor of that central Piedmont,

you know-- ROSE: Right.

- Competitive barbecuing-- - Ah-huh. Yeah.

- And all that kind of stuff that happens in civil war.

- And there's a murder. [laughs] - Yes. And there's a murder,

and there's some civil war stuff

and that was important to that area,

and that's authentic to that area too.

- Okay. And then,

how aboutA Death In Duck ? - And then the second one,

I was-- I was on the Outer Banks

and I came across these World War II graves

of British soldiers and just thought,

"God, how did that end up there?"

And this was pre-Internet.

So, you couldn't just get your phone out and find out.

So, I had to do a little bit of research,

but the background of-- you know, that--

the Outer Banks was the front lines,

for all intents and purposes.

There were U-boats that people could see from the shore,

and things exploding and things would wash up.

You know, bodies would wash up on the Outer Banks.

People-- for the whole war really,

were kind of under siege, blackouts,

putting blackout curtains,

and having their cars driven with no headlights on.

And I felt like that was a story

that I didn't know too much about.

And maybe there were others too who would find

that kind of background history really fascinating.

- And the-- the interaction between Simmy and her aunt,

and in this book, I found fascinating,

along with the fact that I never knew

you had to deflate your tires when you drove on the beach.

- Yes. [laughs] - I had no idea about that.

[laughs] Okay. And how about-- how about the third one?

The Burnt Island Burial Ground ? - The third one--

so I've got a good friend from graduate school

who is a professor at UNC Chapel Hill,

and she wrote extensively about the Lumbee Indians.

And that's the tribe that she's from.

And she told me this story one time

about the kind of Robin Hood figure

that the Lumbees all know about.

There are songs about this guy, he's really famous.

And his story is just everything that you'd want, you know,

like a sort of pirate story almost.

- Yeah. - You know, it's this great

story of love and of outlawness and hiding out in the swamps.

And I just thought, again, that's a great opportunity

to tell kind of a hidden part of North Carolina history

that people really should know more about.

- Well, and I love that part

because we have a little civil war.

We've got a little World War II,

and then we have this native American influence.

Fascinating. And they're fun reads.

So, let's talk about Lindsay.

And I'm curious because she is a hospital chaplain

and she is quirky.

And, you know, I can imagine in my mind,

this Shirley Temple, crinkly-- - [Mindy laughs]

- Curly hair that is just wild,

and she just kind of looks in the mirror

and just be like, "You know, whatever."

- [Mindy laughs] - "It's what it's going to be

today," right? [chuckles]

But her family dynamic is so interesting

because, you know, she-- her dad is now a preacher,

but didn't start out that way, right?

Reformed.

And her mom, I still don't have quite a good handle on her,

and I'm thinking that there's gonna be a fourth book

to kind of develop her a little more

because she's somewhat independent,

but yet she's a follower.

And Lindsay seems to, you know,

her relationships just seem to--

I don't know, become all convoluted

and get in trouble.

So, when you were developing the character

for Lindsay and her parents,

did you start with her first, or the parents first?

Or how did that develop?

- I started with her first,

and I-- I kind of wanted to figure out

how that character could come to be

because Lindsay's someone who cares really deeply

about other people.

But I think, you know,

like a lot of us with parents who struggle in life

or, you know, who have issues in life,

you never really get a beat on that person.

- Yeah. - And that's something that

I hoped to capture with Sarabelle,

the mother character,

who kind of flits in and out of her life,

and runs very hot and cold.

And then with her father,

I just thought it would be an interesting contrast

because she's quite tolerant as a religious person,

as chaplains mostly have to be.

Because you get thrown into all sorts of situations,

and you have to be respectful

of whatever the person's beliefs are,

to throw in a character

who is just a much more mainstream traditionalist--

ROSE: Hmm-mm. - --kind of Christian figure,

just to kind of throw those contrasts in there

and see how that played out. - Yeah, that was interesting.

And talk about the fact that she has to go with it.

I remember one scene in the book where--

in one of the books, where she had left her sweater.

- Hmm. [chuckles] - And she was looking

all around for her sweater,

and finds it on a dementia patient,

all buttoned up, and he's not gonna give it back.

- Yeah. [chuckles]

- And she said, "Well, all right then."

You know? "Go ahead."

But there's the two aunts that have a really special role.

We'll get to her best friend, Anna, in a minute too,

but these two aunts, Simmy and-- and the aunt

that she grew up with. - Hmm-mm.

- There's twists and turns that I didn't see coming,

in terms of their story too.

Was that pre-planned for you, or did you let it evolve

as-- as the book just kind of played out?

- The plot-- that's an interesting one

that you picked up on because the plot for that, I knew.

Like I knew what was gonna happen

between those two characters, and how that-- that story

was gonna mesh with the rest of the plot.

But the characters and the relationship

between the two of them,

and some of the kind of messaging

that comes out of that relationship

was totally organic

because I realized, you know, I wanted Aunt Harding,

who's the one she grew up with, to be a bit of a grump.

ROSE: Hmm-mm.

- And as I was thinking through that, I thought, you know, the--

I've heard it said that grief is love with nowhere to go.

And I've always liked that way of saying that.

That you just have all this emotion

that you wish you could put on something,

and you just can't.

And that's kind of what I wanted to capture with Aunt Harding.

That she's a person who feels things very deeply

and for whatever reason,

there's just a disconnect between her interior emotions

and what she's able to express to those around her.

And I thought, "God, how painful that must be."

You know, to go through life like that.

ROSE: Right. - And I know people like that.

I think we all do,

that you know that there must be a lot more to the story

than that facade that they're putting on.

- Although with Swoops,

I'm not so sure I agree with that.

- [Mindy laughs] - That facade

I did not buy into,

and I have to tell you, I'm like,

"Hmm, that character, I don't know."

And I got to the second book and I'm like,

"That character--" and I'm getting to that.

I'm like, "Oh, Mindy, Mindy, Mindy, Mindy!"

- He's a bad guy. - He is a bad guy.

He's just kind of awful.

I think having a best friend, Anna, the doctor, the way you--

the way you made-- no matter what their job was,

the way you humanized all of the characters

and showed their flaws, but yet they were -

you know, we were cheering for them.

You know, I was-- I was cheering for

their relationship to unfold,

and I was cheering for Lindsay, you know, without--

with her relationship troubles that she has.

And wanting her to be happy. MINDY: Yeah.

- Right? And wanting her to get to a point

that she could not only deal with the, you know,

extreme grief that she was dealing within the hospital,

but she even found joy and laughter

in some of those light moments, right?

The part with the pin and the angel pin

and just fun, fun stuff.

So, I know that our viewers and your readers

are gonna love hearing all about the characters.

How many of 'em are based on real people?

- Umm...

I'd say-- Lindsay for sure is an amalgamation of--

particularly the women I know who are in ministry.

And maybe bits of my sisters a little bit too.

The hair is my older sister. [laughs]

- [laughs] Well, let's read about her.

Did you pick something that you could read for us?

- Sure. Yeah.

So, this is a scene from the third book,

The Burnt Island Burial Ground .

In this scene, it's just Lindsay

coming off of a difficult shift at the hospital.

"'You've got to be kidding me'. Lindsay emerged from her car

"and circled to the passenger side to inspect her tire.

"She'd finished her nightmarishly long double shift

"and was still reeling from Boughtflower's

"strange confession about hiding a body

"and stealing money.

"He was by no means the first patient she tended to

"who felt the crushing weight of remorse

"and fear as the end of life drew near.

"But he was definitely the first who'd confessed to

"being involved in hiding a dead body.

"She'd already done a quick Internet search on her phone

"to see if he'd ever participated

"in any kind of crime

"that could explain the statement,

"but found nothing.

"Now she was finally heading home,

"and then she felt the telltale drag of a flat tire

"as she backed out of her parking space.

"Sure enough, the rubber of her right front tire

"clung limply to the rim.

"She hobbled the car into an open space

"and popped the trunk to remove the empty spare.

"She hadn't changed a tire in more than a decade,

"and wasn't looking forward to the prospect of doing so

"in a hospital parking lot

"at 20 minutes past seven on a Monday morning.

"She called Triple-A.

"The membership was a standing Christmas present

"from her father, but the dispatcher who answered

"told her it'd be at least an hour

"before the mechanic could get to her.

"Next, she put in a call to Warren.

"He picked up on the first ring. 'Hey, how was your shift?'

"'If I were ranking all chaplain shifts

"in the universe ever,

"it would be the runner-up in the Weirdness category,

"and definitely in the top ten for downright Suckiness,'

"she replied grimly.

"'You know it's bad

"when you're actually jealous of your colleagues

"who are home with a stomach virus.'

"'Hmm, sorry to hear that,' said Warren.

"'Why don't you get some sleep?

"And I'll pick up you and Kipper after work tonight?

"We can sit on my couch and share a pizza.'

"'I was hoping to see you sooner', Lindsay said.

"'Like right now, for example. You'd look awfully sexy

"lying on the ground changing my flat tire.'

"'Hmm, afraid I can't.

"I'm on my way out to Lake Cammack

"to check on a burned-out truck.

"Do you want me to send Vickers over to give you a hand?

"He was just finishing eating

"his first Croissan'wich of the day

"when I left the station.'

"Freeland Vickers was the longest-serving member

"of the New Albany Force.

"From everything Warren had told her,

"Lindsay was fairly sure his long law enforcement career

"could be attributed to

"the careful way in which he conserved his energy

"by never doing anything that wasn't absolutely required.

"'No thanks,' Lindsay sighed. 'Triple-A will probably be here

"before Vickers even finishes his coffee.

"I'll give it the old college try,

"and when I inevitably make it ten times worse,

"I'll hide all the tools and tell the Triple-A guy

"it was like that when I found it.'

"'Good plan,' Warren laughed.

"'Probably not what Jesus would do,

"but there's surprisingly little biblical guidance on saving face

in front of a car mechanic.'"

- [chuckles] I love the small-town mystery,

but also the fun that they have

with these everyday things that happen, right?

There's more to come because of how that tire

absolutely became flat, to begin with.

- Yes. - So that's where the intrigue--

when you put the story together,

the-- the beauty of getting to know

all the characters and their friends

and their lives cross over,

and they're there for each other,

the good, the bad, the ugly.

And yet, Lindsay always finds herself

in the center of trying to solve some kind of zany murder mystery

with people getting involved.

- Hmm-mm. - Hmm. Can't wait to see

what's gonna happen, as in book four.

And there's going to be one?

- I've got a plan for book four. Yes. [laughs]

- Oh, good. Good.

Well, the settings are fun.

The fact that when we get to know Lindsay

and we get-- we're fighting for her

and we're cheering for her love life,

we're cheering for her to solve the mysteries,

and the way that you bring in the Southern drawl

and some of those Southern sayings...

I know I had to look them up because I never heard of

something like that before, right?

So, the way that's like a good Southern woman and,

"Oh," you know, when she brings over the Yule log

and it says, "Well," you know, "Oh dear, thank you so much."

You know, "Bless your heart," right?

So much fun.

We're gonna talk a little bit more about that.

Mindy, thank you so much.

- Thank you. This was a joy.

- Thank you so much to Mindy Quigley

for sharing the Lindsay Harding mystery series with us.

Boy, is Lindsay fun. It's a fun murder mystery,

and I think you're really gonna enjoy reading all of them.

It's been fun. And please check us out online

because we're gonna be talking more

about the series, more about Mindy,

and other projects that she has going on.

I'm Rose Martin, and I'll see you next time,

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