Have you been writing for a long time?
I have been writing since childhood. Writing is cathartic and exhilarating. I have always kept a personal journal.
What inspired you to start a writing career?
The books I grew up reading influenced my writing.
Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?
It was initially written as a stand-alone but there will probably be a sequel. I would like to bring back some of the characters in another book sometime in the future. They are like old friends of mine.
Why did you choose this genre?
My favourite books to read are detective thrillers, murder mysteries and horror stories. However, my next projects could be in a completely different genre.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Keep learning about the craft. Keep writing!
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 …
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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