Friday, April 24, 2020



A touch of nostalgia, a murder, and good friends. 

When a former colleague is implicated in his neighbor’s demise, Sheridan Hendley returns to Cold Creek to prove his innocence. Annoying as Max can be, she can’t imagine the quirky professor is capable of murder. Unfortunately, not everyone shares her opinion. Of course, it doesn’t help that Max threatened his neighbor in a public place soon before the man was murdered. Or that the victim’s drug shipments had a habit of turning up on Max’s doorstep.

Book Details:

Title:  Old Friends and New, Another Murder

Author: Christa Nardi

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuths, Amateur Sleuths

Series: Sheridan Hendley Mysteries Book #3

Published: December 15, 2019

Print length: 206 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours



If you could talk to someone (dead), who would it be and what would you ask them? 

Louisa May Alcott. I’d ask her if she ever imagined the changes in the world, how Jo (Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys) would have liked writing her books with all this technology, and how she sees the role of women in the work place changed from her time.

If you could live in any time period which would it be?

The roaring 20’s. It was a period of economic growth and promise. And the clothes and music make me smile.

If you had to do community service, what would you choose? 

I would help out an animal rescue, working and playing with dogs (allergic to cats). I have helped out at one previously and hope to do so again.

If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?

LOL. Keeneston, Kentucky from Kathleen Brooks’, Blue Grass series. I really want to visit the Blossom CafĂ© and see the rolling hills and horses. My husband and I were scheduled to visit Kentucky and the general area of the fictional town in May. Unfortunately, that trip has been postponed.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
I’ve visited many places, mostly Europe, Canada and Israel, as well as various Caribbean islands. I love to travel, I love to visit new places. Next destinations include the Panama Canal, Great Britain (again), and Scandinavia. For all the travel, even though there are things I wish were different, I’m always glad to come home (US).


5 favorite possessions:
    •    books
    •    chocolates
    •    family photos
    •    Kindle
    •    Diet Coke

5 things you need in order to write:
    •    time
    •    space
    •    motivation
    •    my laptop
    •    some initial idea; preferably all at the same time.

5 things you never want to run out of:
    •    optimism
    •    empathy
    •    curiosity
    •    generosity
    •    chocolate

5 things you always put in your books:
    •    dogs
    •    wine
    •    coffee (though I don’t drink it)
    •    walks in the park or an arboretum
    •    at least a bit of romance

5 favorite things to do:
    •    read
    •    write
    •    dance
    •    talk with friends
    •    travel

5 people you consider as heroes:
Given the current and past crises:
    •    veterans
    •    first responders
    •    health care professionals
    •    active military
    •    people who help others


What’s your favorite dessert? 

What’s your favorite beverage? 

Diet Coke.

What’s your favorite thing to do when there’s nothing to do? 

Read or write.

What’s your favorite color?


What book are you currently working on? 

I’ve started a holiday book for the Sheridan Hendley Series – Holly and Mistletoe, Another Murder. The plan is to finish it and release by Fall 2020.


Christa Nardi is an accomplished writer and an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery crime authors over time, but she still loves a good mystery. Christa has authored the Cold Creek Cozy Mystery Series, the spinoff Sheridan Hendley Mystery Series, and the Stacie Maroni Mystery Series.  She co-authors the Hannah and Tamar Mystery Series. When not reading or writing, Christa enjoys travel with her husband and playing with her dogs and three grand-daughters.

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