Wednesday, May 22, 2019



When a murderer crashes a masquerade ball, it's up to Liz to unmask the killer . . .    

It's been quite a year for novelist Liz Holt. She's overcome a lot and is finally feeling at peace with her new life at her family's hotel, the Indialantic by the Sea, on the beautiful barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida. She's exactly where she needs to be to ring in the New Year at the Florida Writes Literary Masquerade Ball.

But when her ex-boyfriend surprises her at the ball, she can't disguise her anger, and the two engage in a very public argument. Naturally, after her ex is found dead on the hotel grounds, shot through the heart, Liz tops the suspect list. With the help of family and friends, she needs to clear her name before the real killer waltzes away scot-free . . .

Book Details:

Title: Murder by the Sea

Author: Kathleen Bridge

Genre: Cozy mystery

Series: A By the Sea Mystery, Book number 3

Publisher: Lyrical/Kensington (May 21, 2019)

Print length: 204 pages



If you could talk to anyone, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Louise Penny. I would ask her about her writing process and tell her how big a fan I am.

If you could talk to someone no longer living, who would it be and what would you ask them? That would be Dame Agatha Christie. I would ask her how shedunit! To have sold the most books in the world besides the Bible is pretty astounding.

If you could live in any time period which would it be?
I think I would pick the late-19th century. I believe in another life I was a governess working at a dark and mysterious castle on the moors—Can we say Jane Eyre?

If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
Can’t think of anything. I’m living my dream.

If you were on the Amazon bestseller list, who would you choose to be one before and one below you?

Louise Penny before, James Patterson below.


5 favorite possessions:  
-my antique Underwood
-typewriter for inspiration
my WRITER coffee mug my daughter bought me 

my collection of antique 19th century books

-my oil lighthouse painting
my framed family photos

5 things you need in order to write

-reading glasses 

-Montauk baggy T-shirt 


-classical music in the background

5 things you love about where you live: 
-my cozy cottage
the Atlantic Ocean a block away
the Florida birds

-Sea Turtles 

-the great restaurants on the water

5 favorite foods:  
-Duck Foie Gras



-anything Mexican
-Stove Top Stuffing with melted cheese on top and sour cream

5 things you always put in your books:  
-the ocean
-cottages on the beach
-a cozy sense of family and friends


What’s one thing that very few people know about you?
I used to play an extra in TV and movies.

What’s your favorite/most visited Internet site?
Pinterest, I love crafting, cooking, fashion, vintage d├ęcor etc.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

What’s your favorite thing to do?

What’s your favorite quote?
It’s never to late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot (Mary Evans)

What’s your favorite candy bar?
Pay Day.

What’s your favorite color?

What’s one thing you never leave the house without?

What drives you crazy?
Close-minded people.

What is the wallpaper on your computer’s desktop?
My latest book.

What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
Not to sweat the small stuff.

What do you collect?
Antiques, Vintage, Books.

What book are you currently working on?
Evil by the Sea, the 4th By the Sea Mystery and Hamptons Scream House, the 4th Hamptons Home and Garden Mystery.

What’s your all-time favorite place?

What’s your all-time favorite memory?
Giving birth to my children.

What’s your all-time favorite movie?
To Kill a Mockingbird.

What’s your all-time favorite library?
The NYC main Public Library, the one with the lions Patience and Fortitude at the entrance.

What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: Avocado toast on homemade whole-grain bread.
Music: Contemporary Country, I’m a late bloomer to country music, but loving it.
Movie: A Star is Born.
Book: Murder at Ochre Court, Newport Historical Mystery by Alyssa Maxwell.
Audiobook: Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny.
TV: Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu (PBS—my fav).
Netflix/Amazon Prime: The Night Manager.


National Bestselling author Kathleen Bridge started her writing career at the Michigan State News in East Lansing, Michigan. She is the author of the Hamptons Home and Garden Mysteries: Better Homes and Corpses, Hearse and Gardens, Ghostal Living. She is also the author of the A By the Sea Mysteries: Death By the Sea, A Killing by the Sea, and Murder by the Sea. Kathleen is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and blissfully lives on a barrier island on Florida's central east coast.

Connect with Kathleen:
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