Settings And Changing Plans

By TG Wolff

I suppose every author has a different reason for where they set their books. For my Diamond mystery series, I crossed a whodunnit with the international travel of a thriller. When it came to what countries Diamond should go to, the decision was easy. . .  she went where I went. The first book, Widow’s Run, had Diamond going to Italy. She chased through the streets of Rome, Italy and raced through the Tuscan countryside at a pace far faster than my own. In Suicide Squeeze, Diamond rocked Scotland. She went to all my favorite places: Edinburgh Castle, City of Inverness, the tiny but totally cute town of Fort Augustus, Urquhart Castle (which was blown up long before Diamond got there) and, of course, Loch Ness. I really liked Scotland. Diamond’s grand finale was planned to follow our most recent European destination – France. She was to attend a convention of therapists in Provence where she was going to get into so much delicious trouble.

That’s where I ran into a problem.

A little bug stopped the world just as I was SUPPOSED to be traveling and writing.

➡ switch to for more articles ⬅

Aix-En-Province Fountain Guards
So instead of Diamond following me, I followed her. In Psycho Therapy, she went to a resort in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she toured the country, ate delicious food, found a dead body or two, and had an epic confrontation with a killer. While she was being edited, I went to Aix-en-Provence. I stayed at a lovely (but much smaller) resort with my family, spent time in the amazing town, visited Marseille, and several wonderful small towns. 

When I returned home, I edited the book to add real sights, sounds, and flavors into what I imagined. Not the way I planned to write the book, but what are you going to do? We all got tossed a lemon. I made mine into a tarte au citron (French lemon tart.)

I’ve provided links to the places Diamond and I visited. All of her mysteries are available through online retailers and upon request from your local bookseller. The final leg adventure, Psycho Therapy, was released in July from Down & Out Books.

Thanks for being a reader. TG.

Widow’s Run

Suicide Squeeze

Psycho Therapy

Hotel Pigonnet Garden

Aix resort:

 Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section in Kings River Life and in our mystery category here on KRL News & Reviews. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. And check out our new mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors! A new episode went up this week.

You can use this link to purchase the book or click here. If you have adblocker on you may not be able to see the Amazon link:

TG Wolff writes mysteries meant to be solved. Cause and effect drive the stories, where “cause” is more often a symptom of a bigger, more challenging problem. Diverse characters mirror real life and real people, balanced with a healthy dose of entertainment. TG Wolff holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Find her at

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.