Friday, June 1, 2018

Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab

Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
by Columbkill Noonan

About the Book

Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Published by Crooked Cat Books
Release Date - June 3, 2017
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1546786078
Digital ASIN: B072JMJV1F

Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London. Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients.
Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to Barnabas by a former client (who perished in a terribly unfortunate incident which was almost certainly not Barnabas’ fault). Anubis sends for Barnabas (in a most uncivilized manner) and tells him that the scarab beetle in charge of rolling the sun across the sky every day has been kidnapped, and perhaps dismembered entirely.
The Land of the Dead is in chaos, which will soon spill over into the Land of the Living if Barnabas – together with his trusty assistant, Wilfred – cannot set matters to right. Pulled from his predictable (if unremarkable) life in Marylebone, Barnabas must match his wits against the capricious and dangerous Egyptian gods in order to unravel the mystery of the missing beetle and thereby save the world.

About the Author

Columbkill Noonan has an M.S. in Biology (she has, in turn, been a field biologist, an environmental compliance inspector, and a lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology).

When she's not teaching or writing, she can usually be found riding her rescue horse, Mittens, practicing yoga (on the ground, in an aerial silk, on a SUP board, and sometimes even on Mittens), or spending far too much time at the local organic, vegan market.

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1. What is your favorite part of this book and why? I love the parts where Barnabas interacts with Anubis’ minions. To me they represent Barnabas in a microcosm, if you will: he’s easily annoyed, and his feathers get ruffled, but he’s also got a brave heart and stands up for what he thinks is right, even against the smallest of infractions.
2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?I would hang out with Hathor, for sure. She’s a feminist goddess from Ancient Egypt, and she has just a bit of a chip on her shoulder; just enough to make her a real hoot.
3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose? Can I say War and Peace? Wouldn’t everyone say that?
4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? That depends; do you consider mythological gods and goddesses to be real people? Many of the characters are based on real mythology. As for Barnabas, well, I do think he’s a bit like me. I too can be very anxious, and a bit impulsive, and this leads to all sorts of strange adventures, much like those that happen to Barnabas and Wilfred.
5. What made you want to become a writer? I’ve always loved books (I learned to read very young, and wrote my first book when I was five years old. Of course, it wasn’t very good, but still…)

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I really like the Victorian era setting.