Thursday, November 9, 2017



It’s early December and Andy Skyberg is itching to blow town for a weekend of holiday cheer with old friends—including a date with an attractive divorcĂ©e who thinks he’s hot.

But first, Aunt Bev needs a teensy bit of help. She’s managing the Girls’ Weekend Out event at the Beaver Tail Resort and could use some extra muscle. Andy figures he can spare a few hours before hitting the road.

Mother Nature, though, has other plans. A giant blizzard makes an unexpected turn. Andy and his pooch King Harald find themselves snowbound—in a hotel full of hard-partying women, stranded travelers, a hockey team, a man-eating novelist, a belligerent blogger, and one violent, devious jewel thief.

Before you know it, man and mutt are up to their noses in another case. It’s a winter wonderland of fast-paced fun and merry madness, as the sleuthing duo dig out from King Harald’s Snow Job.

King Harald’s Snow Job (King Harald Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series

Conger Road Press (August 1, 2017)

Paperback: 302 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0985019686


A few of your favorite things:
My guitars, my cameras, my library of movies and TV shows.
Things you need to throw out:
Old heavy, ugly furniture

Things you love about writing:
Being able to play God by creating worlds and characters.
Things you hate about writing:
It’s a sedentary activity that isn’t, on balance, ideal for your health.

Favorite foods: 
Baked salmon with polenta, buttered bread warm out of the oven, brats and potato salad and icy cold beer on a hot summer day.
Things that make you want to throw up:
Rutabagas, radishes, oysters, blanched slivered almonds.

Favorite music or song:
Jazz guitar albums (especially Klugh, Pass, Montgomery, Bickert).
Music that makes your ears bleed:

Favorite beverage:
Gin Martini on the rocks with good olives
Something that gives you a pickle face:
Flavored, sweet coffee.

Favorite smell:
Lilacs on a springtime walk
Something that makes you hold your nose:
Any strong chemical smell.

Something you’re really good at:

Something you’re really bad at:
Overcoming my inertia in making big decisions.

People you consider as heroes:
Politicians who genuinely help their constituents, not their big-buck donors.

People with a big L on their foreheads:
Politicians who are hypocrites. For example, politicians who deny disaster aid to other states, while begging for it for their own.

Last best thing you ate:
A superb grilled cheese sandwich with a wonderful tomato sauce
Last thing you regret eating:
A Tim Horton frosted donut.

Things to say to an author:
Writing novels to make money is a poor reason. Write them because you have something you’re eager to say or you simply love the process. If you’re lucky, the money will follow. But don’t count on it.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:
Sorry, pal, put this one in the drawer and try again.

Things that make you happy:
Dinner out with my wife, long walks in perfect weather, finishing writing a book knowing I told a good tale well.

Things that drive you crazy:
Idiot drivers who tailgate, don’t use turn signals, creep at low speeds, run red lights.

Best thing you’ve ever done:
Spotting my wife at the department store where we worked and (three years later) marrying her.

Biggest mistake:
Not starting sustained literary efforts when I was younger.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done:
About to be caught in my then-girlfriend’s dorm room after hours, I jumped ten feet out her window in the dark onto a grating, miraculously avoiding breaking a leg.

Something you chickened out from doing:
Bungee cord jump.


Richard Audry is the pen name of D. R. Martin. In addition to his career as a journalist and copywriter, D. R. has written a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction. His current projects include a fantasy adventure trilogy, a canine cozy mystery series, and historical mysteries set at the turn of the last century.

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