Sunday, March 27, 2016

Death By Sunken Treasure by Kait Carson Interview & Giveaway

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Death By Sunken Treasure
by Kait Carson

It’s a good mystery with a really amazing setting, Florida Keys. The plot is very intrigued, there are so many possible suspects and the ending is really unpredictable.
…the author’s descriptive style painted wonderful pictures in my mind both above the water and below.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
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Death By Sunken Treasure
(A Hayden Kent Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (March 22, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1635110012
E-Book ASIN: B01A1HZ6U0


When Hayden Kent’s mentor and friend discovers her son Mike’s dead body, dressed in full scuba attire, washed up on Pigeon Key, she needs Hayden. Her paralegal and dive skills may help unravel the tragedy of Mike’s last days. He’d recently discovered a sunken Spanish galleon and rumors that he hit the mother lode ran through the Keys like wildfire.
Hayden’s dive on the treasure site uncovers gold, and clues that Mike’s death was something far more sinister than an accident. When two different wills, both signed the day Mike died, are delivered to the courthouse, the suspect list grows, as do the threats against her. The danger escalates as she tries to save herself, discover the motive, and find the killer.


 Kait Carson spent a lifetime living and working in the tropical paradise of south Florida. She opted for a day job as a paralegal practicing in the world of high-end estates and probate litigation. Legal pads give way to a keyboard in the evening and Kait spins tales of murder and mayhem set in the steamy Florida heat. Like her protagonist, Hayden Kent, Kait is an accomplished SCUBA diver. She lives with her husband, six rescue cats and three tropical birds at an airpark in Florida. Not too far from the water.
Author Links
Webpage –
MYSTERISTAS (more or less the first Tuesday of the month)
Writers Who Kill  (The fourth Saturday of the month);
Facebook –   Twitter – @kaitcarson
Purchase Links:
Amazon        B&N

Where are you from?

I was born in New Jersey. Eleven miles outside of New York City. That said, I spent a lot of time bouncing back and forth between my great-grandfather’s farm in upstate New York, and my cousin’s house in Miami, FL. We were a family that liked to travel.

Tell us your latest news?

My latest news is I’m spending time with Deal Sharing Aunt! One lucky commenter is going to win an e-copy of my brand new book. The second in the Hayden Kent mystery series. Death by Sunken Treasure.

When and why did you begin writing?

The first thing I remember writing was a story poem for a fourth grade assignment. That’s about the same time I discovered Little Women and decided I wanted to be just like Jo March. I hijacked a fountain pen from my parents and started writing stories. Much to my surprise, my friends liked reading them. I was hooked.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I was in high school. I used to write short stories for some of the teen magazines of the era. Then in my junior year, I won several writing prizes at my school. After that, no matter what day job I did, I was marking time until I could say I was a writer.

What inspired you to write your first book?

A trip to the Caribbean. My first book (deservedly unpublished) was a romance set on St. Maarten. Everything about the Island appealed to me. It looked like the perfect place for love.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I’ve been told I write in short, breezy, sentences and that my writing brings with it a touch of tropical sunshine. I definitely have a tropical lilt to my writing and my phraseology.

How did you come up with the title?

My publisher Henery Press named this book. My working title was Death by Doubloons. Henery felt that Death by Sunken Treasure was more descriptive of the story and enticing to readers. All of the Hayden Kent books have “death” in the title.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

That even when we are at our lowest, the people around us help us be strong. The book is a study in friendship as much as a mystery where little is as it seems to be.

What would you like my readers to know?

I want readers to have a good time. To think of Hayden as a friend, someone they like meeting up with for a visit. I hope that they’ll pick up a copy of Death by Sunken Treasure.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I’ve enjoyed it tremendously.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me. I loved your questions. It's been fun to be here!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me. I loved your questions. It's been fun to be here!