The Lost Girl of Astor Street Clue Hunt: Clue #20

This post is written as a part of the launch for "The Lost Girl of Astor Street" by Mrs. Stephanie Morrill.
 
I had the honor to read "The Lost Girl of Astor Street" in advance and also be a small part of the launch team for the book. 
I was positively surprised by the quality of the story, the settings, and the characters. To be honest I can now proclaim "The Lost Girl of Astor Street" as my new favorite book. I absolutely loved everything about it. 
"Lydia has vanished.

Lydia, who’s never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who’s been Piper’s best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye.

Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost.

When Piper discovers those answers might stem from the corruption strangling the city—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

From the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago, Stephanie Morrill’s jazz-age mystery shows just how far a girl will go to save her friend."

 
I did a small Q&A with the author of this fantastic book, Stephanie Morrill and here it is.
 
What inspired you to begin writing The Lost Girl of Astor Street?

My initial idea for The Lost Girl of Astor Street came while I was putting away laundry, of all things. My mind was wandering (as it often does during chores), and I started thinking about different stories I like. I thought about Veronica Mars for a while, and then something triggered a thought about Downton Abbey, and I thought, “I wish there was something out there that was like Veronica Mars but in a Downton Abbey kind of setting. Oh, maybe could do that!”


How have you handled it when you have gotten a case of writer's block?

So far, I haven't really had writer's block. I've often hit walls in my story and not known the best way to proceed, but usually I just need a bit of time away from the story and a brainstorming session with a writing friend to get me back in it.


Which writers inspire you?
 
I love Maggie Stiefvater, particularly The Scorpio Races. Her creative descriptions amaze me. Ally Carter's Heist Society series inspires my imagination, and her books are sophisticated but also very clean. I just finished Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, and I loved how rich the setting felt. 
 
Clue: honest
 
 
Clue 1: Stephanie Morrill
Clue 2: Some Books Are
Clue 3: Gabriella Slade
Clue 4: Page by Page, Book by Book
Clue 5: Pens and Scrolls
Clue 6: Singing Librarian Books
Clue 7: Heather Manning
Clue 8: Annie Louise Twitchell
Clue 9: Noveling Novelties
Clue 10: Kaitee Hart
Clue 11: Classics and Craziness
Clue 12: Zerina Blossom
Clue 13: Rebecca Morgan
Clue 14: Keturah's Korner
Clue 15: That Book Gal
Clue 16: Anna Schaeffer
Clue 17: Hadley Grace
Clue 18: Lydia Howe
Clue 19: Ramblings by Bethany
Clue 20: Matilda Sjöholm <---- YOU ARE HERE  
Clue 21: Lydia Carns
Clue 22: Broken Birdsong
Clue 23 & Clue 24: The Ink Loft
Clue 25: Roseanna M. White

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