Fiction by Violet Snow
Violet's story "The Halfway Café" was published in Otter Magazine and recorded for The Strange Recital podcast series. To hear the 12-minute story, plus interview, go to The Strange Recital website.
"The Halfway Café" comes from the novel Stone's House, the first in the Ancestry Mystery Series starring hotshot New Jersey realtor Ev Moon.
These novels are currently in search of a publisher.
In Stone's House, Ev finds a dead body on her client's property and discovers that the very talents that make her an expert at selling houses—keen observation skills and voracious nosiness—also make her a crackerjack detective. Besides, as Ev gradually discovers, she’s got the inside track when it comes to delving into murder—a direct line, through her long-gone Korean ancestors, to the insights of the dead themselves.
The second novel in the series, Markswoman's House, continues the adventures of Ev and her reporter friend, Manfred Carr, with the ancestors of Ev's husband eagerly watching and meddling in the hope their descendants will rescue them from a dreary purgatory.