Book Blast Tuesday: Murder Gone Missing

Murder Gone Missing: A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

Today we are talking to Lida Sideris, an ex-entertainment lawyer who has just come out with her latest mystery, Murder Gone Missing.  My favorite part of her interview is her description of her main character, Corrie, who has a recessive gene for caution. I’m pretty sure she must have been driving in my neighborhood recently!

Giveaway: Make sure to leave a comment. Lida will be giving away a digital or print copy of Murder Gone Missing to one commenter. Who knows? You may be the one!

About the Book

Murder Gone Missing: A Southern California Mystery
Cozy Mystery/Soft Boiled Mystery
2nd in Series

Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene…which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn’t need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes…and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.

They return to the scene of the crime, but the body’s missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads. Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael’s name before he’s arrested for murder?

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About the Author

  • How did you come up with an idea for your book?

I wanted to write a mystery for a very long time, but I wasn’t sure what to write or how to begin. So I followed a common piece of advice: Write what you know. The first book in my series is loosely based on my former life as an entertainment attorney. My heroine is a newly minted lawyer whose gene for caution is a recessive one. My own gene for caution is quite dominant, fortunately.

  • What scene do you hope your readers enjoy the most?

In my latest, MURDER GONE MISSING, my heroine and her side-kick visit an animal farm and end up finding something unexpected in the pig pen. 🙂 I have a lot of fun writing my books; I hope my readers have fun, as well!

  • What other things have you written or what projects might we see in the future?

The first book in the Southern California Mystery series is: MURDER AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS. I wrote the tagline for that novel before I started writing the book: She swore she’d never turn into her PI father…but that was before she ran over the body. My first short story, “The Nut Job” was published last fall in SNOWBOUND: THE BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES. And I’m currently working on the third book in my Southern California Mystery series.

  • If you could write any other genre what would that be?

I wrote the first chapter to a historical fiction novel, submitted it to a contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers’ Conference and was fortunate to win a scholarship to the Conference. This was before I started writing mysteries.  I’d still love to write historical fiction.

  • Is there a giveaway or promotion with this book?
Yes, I’m happy to send one print or e-version to one of the visitors who leaves a comment.
  • Where can readers leave reviews of your book?

I would so much appreciate a review on Amazon, Goodreads and anywhere else they’d like to leave one. Thanks very much for asking, Teresa!

Many thanks for hosting me, Teresa!

Lida Sideris is an author, lawyer and all around book enthusiast. She was one of two national recipients of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship for her first novel, MURDER AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS. MURDER GONE MISSING is the second book in the Corrie Locke series. Like her heroine, Lida worked as an entertainment attorney in a movie studio. Unlike her heroine, she keeps her distance from homicides. To learn more about Lida, please visit her website:

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TWITTER: @lidasideris


3 thoughts on “Book Blast Tuesday: Murder Gone Missing

  1. Teresa, thank you very much for the wonderful questions and for hosting me today! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  2. I first became aware of Lida and her first book, MURDER AND OTHER UNATURAL DISASTERS, when I saw an interview she had done with “The Media Guy”. It peaked my interest.

    I enjoyed reading the book.

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