Thursday, May 2, 2019



I know who you really are.

Pru has a secret, which she has no plans to reveal – ever. But after a woman is murdered and all clues point to her, she has no choice but to disclose her true identity. When her revelations thwart the killer’s plan to frame Pru for murder, the killer begins stalking her. With each note he sends, he gets closer. The police are stumped. Pru wants to run away. She really, really wants to run, but Ajax has found the woman of his dreams, and he’s not letting her go anywhere. He can be patient. In the meantime, he’ll protect her with his life. Pru isn’t feeling very patient, and her friends, Mel and Terri, are definitely not willing to wait until the police discover who the stalker is. The three friends take matters into their own hands and jump headfirst into the investigation. 

Will Pru and her friends uncover her stalker before he turns his violence on Pru?

Book Details:

Title: Hide Not Seek

Author: D.E. Haggerty

Genre: (Cozy) Mystery, Romance, Humor

Series: Not So Reluctant Detective Series, book 3

Published: April 18, 2019

Print length: 183 pages


If you could talk to someone, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Nelson Mandela. I want to ask him how he managed to stay peaceful after his release from prison. I’m not sure I would have had the strength of character to not completely lose it against my former oppressors. 

If you could live in any time period which would it be?
I’ve always been fascinated with the 1960s. And no, I’m not talking about free love, or at least not only about free love. I love the idea of how politically active everyone was. And the music… sigh… was awesome.

If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
A researcher. I love to spend hours and hours in the library leafing through old books. I’d even return to the law if I only had to do research. Please don’t make me talk to clients.

If you had to do community service (or already do volunteer work), what would you choose?
I do quite a bit of volunteer work. For the second year in a row, I’m helping to put on a benefit to raise funds for a local charity.

If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
Tomahawk from the Wild Ones series from C.M. Owens. I think I would fit right in with the crazy folks in this place.


5 things you need in order to write: coffee, notebooks, favorite pen, super strong computer glasses, and sleep.
5 things you love about writing: world building, using my imagination, being creative, setting my own hours, and the challenges that come with trying to market a book.
5 things you love about where you live: multi-cultural, multilinguistic, cultural, affordable and near the beach.
5 things you never want to run out of:  paper for the printer, ink for the printer, post-its, milk for my coffee, and coffee.
5 things about you or 5 words to describe you: loudmouth, nerd, book loving, introvert, and opinionated.
5 things you always put in your books: laughter, romance, witty dialogue, mystery, and a hot guy.
5 favorite places you’ve been: Egypt, Buenos Aires, Angor Wat, Beijing, Rome and Prague.


What’s your all-time favorite movie?
Elf. It doesn’t matter how many times I see it, it always makes me laugh and get that ‘Christmas’-feeling.

What’s your all-time favorite library?
Alexandria. It’s new and modern but gives a nod to the ancient library.

What’s your favorite/most visited Internet site?
Funda. It’s a Dutch real estate site. I love house porn.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Early morning when dawn is yet to break, and the world is yet to wake up. It’s quiet and peaceful.

What’s your favorite thing to do?


What’s your favorite snack?
I love Twizzlers. I can’t get them in Holland, though.

What’s your favorite beverage?
Diet Coke. It’s an addiction I have no intention of breaking.

What’s your favorite ice cream?
Karamel Sutra from Ben & Jerry’s. I LOVE caramel. Unfortunately (or should I say fortunately?), I can only find this flavor at the expat store, and it costs an arm and leg to buy a pint.

What’s your favorite candy bar?
Peanut butter cups. It’s the one thing I can’t live without. Thankfully, you can now buy them in The Netherlands. Maybe that’s not a good thing.

What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn. Nice and salty. They have sweet popcorn here. Just with sugar. It’s weird.

What’s your favorite social media site? Would you rather tweet or post on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest . . .?
I’ve actually fallen in love with Instagram. I like scrolling through all the pictures. I like to think my pictures are getting better as well.

What’s one thing you never leave the house without?
My phone. Super handy when you fall and break your leg. You can use an app to order a taxi to the emergency room.

What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: Corn cakes. They’ll like rice cakes but made with popped corn instead of rice. Super healthy and filling for those of us on yet another diet.
Music: I’m late to the party with this one, but I just discovered James Lawson. If you love singer/songwriters, you need to check him out.
Movie: The Green Book. This movie gave viewers a glimpse into a time period filled with racial tensions, and the acting was sublime.
Book: I finally got around to reading The Mars Room from Rachel Kushner. I think everyone should read it.
Audiobook: I can’t listen to books. I forget I’m listening to a book and don’t pay attention.
TV: Don’t laugh, but I’m totally obsessed with 90 Days to Wed. Being married to a foreigner myself, I can totally relate to many of the issues these couples wrestle with.
Netflix/Amazon Prime: Sex Education. This series is hilarious. It perfectly captures what it’s like to be a teenager.


Buried Appearances / Begraven in het Verleden
Life Discarded
Jack Gets His Man
Love in the Time of Murder
The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Series
Molly’s Misadventures

Death by Cupcake Series:
Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker, Book 1
Bring Your Own Baker, Book 2 
Self-Serve Murder, Book 3
The Death by Cupcake Series

Fat Girl Begone!
Searching for Gertrude

Not So Reluctant Detective Series:
Finders, Not Keepers, Book 1 
Picture Not Perfect, Book 2


D.E. Haggerty grew up reading everything she could get her grubby hands on, from her mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When she wasn't flipping pages in a library book, she was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing her of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion she did manage to sneak a book into her rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, she went back to school and got her law degree. She jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into her legal career, she was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. She quit her job and sat down to write a manuscript, which she promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t her thing, so she quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t her thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where she decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from her adopted home. She packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, she's currently working on her next book. She hopes she’ll always be working on her next book.
Hide Not Seek is her fifteenth novel.

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