I'm happy to welcome F.M. (Marilyn Meredith) to Sweet Not Spicy, where she tells us about romance in her mystery series. Morgan Mandel
F. M. Meredith aka Marilyn Meredith is the author of over 35 published books. She enjoys writing about police officers and their families and how what happens on the job affects the family and vice versa. Having several members of her own family involved in law enforcement, as well as many friends, she’s witnessed some of this first-hand.
More About Romance in the Rocky Bluff P.D.
In an earlier blog post I wrote about Officer Gordon Butler’s travails in the romance department. But Gordon isn’t the only one who has romance in his life.
Early in the series Ryan Strickland had a romance that caused a serious problem, then much to everyone’s surprise, he romanced the widow, Barbara Bertalone, and proposed. Their marriage has worked out far better than anyone ever expected, including Ryan.
Sergeant Abel Navarro has been happily married to Maria since his first appearance in a book. Oh, they are a normal couple with ups and downs, but probably the fact that Maria almost lost Abel once and they both have demanding jobs has helped them cherish what time they do have together.
African American Officer Felix Navarro’s marriage to Wendy has had its ups and downs partially because both sets of parents’ dissatisfaction with their children marrying outside of their race.
One of the biggest romances in the series began in Smell of Death when Detective Milligan had Officer Stacey Milligan help him with two gruesome murders. The romance continues through following books and a wedding is scheduled in Angel Lost though Stacey’s preoccupation with her plans nearly ends in tragedy.
As to what kind of romance might occur in future books, perhaps someone will come along for Vaughn Aragon, maybe not from within the department since all the females are taken, but perhaps he’ll meet someone from the community. Who knows, certainly not me.
Though this is a police procedural series, of course there are always going to be crimes and murders, but what happens to my characters has always been most important. Because they are real to me, of course they are going to have the same needs and experiences as people do in the real world—and being loved by someone is important to us all.
And Now, Something about the latest RBPD mystery, Murder in the Worst Degree:
The body that washes up on the beach leads Detectives Milligan and Zachary on a murder investigation that includes the victim’s family members, his housekeeper, three long-time friends, and a mystery woman.
Thank you, Marilyn
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