Canadian author Jayne E. Self does a fine job of bringing the characters of the small, coastal town of Hum Harbour to life, and she absolutely nails the feel of the setting.
Jayne has plotted a good mystery, with a surplus of suspects and enough twists to keep most readers guessing for a long time. I also like that she has done her homework, peppering her investigation with references to police procedure and forensics, while never departing from a cozy.
With its colorful characters, intriguing setting, and baffling plot, Murder in Hum Harbour is a delightful mystery with just a hint of romance to keep you smiling. Hum Harbour is a town that you’re definitely going to want to revisit in the future.
I’m glad to have Jayne Self here today. I recently interviewed Jayne about her writing and her new mystery, Murder in Hum Harbour.
Tell us a little about yourself and where you’re from.
I am Canadian. I’ve lived coast to coast (Vancouver Island to Labrador) so it’s hard to say where I call home. I’ve been at my present address in southern Ontario for sixteen years—the longest I’ve lived anywhere. Our house is a two-storey, red-brick, century home, adjacent to the church my husband pastors. My upstairs window overlooks the church’s stone wall and the old apple tree in the back yard. Very inspirational.