How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since childhood. I have always kept a personal journal. Writing is cathartic and exhilarating. There was no conscious decision to become a writer. Writing has always been a part of me.
What was the most challenging part about writing Murder at Midnight?
I had no major challenge writing the book. Although I had to stay true to the characters I had created. The characters took on lives of their own and the plot took a different direction. The story turned out differently from what I planned from the beginning.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
It is fun doing what you love.
Is this book part of a series?
I would like to bring back some of the characters in my book ‘Murder at Midnight’ in another book sometime in the future. They are like old friends. There will be a sequel.
Do you have any works in progress?
Yes, I am working on a detective thriller. It is a testimony on the bogey of love-life amidst confusion and value misjudgements. It affirms the point of duty on young men and women to make the right choices with their eyes open. The story is a saga of love, pitiful criminalities, investigations, assumptions and deceits.
About the Book
Title: Murder at Midnight
Author: John Ukah
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.
The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …
John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
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