CHARACTER INTERVIEW ~ Drowning Lessons (A Red Frog Beach Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series

Drowning Lessons
(A Red Frog Beach Mystery)
by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds


  • Hi Lexi, Welcome to  ⒾⓃⓉⓇⓄⓈⓅⒺⒸⓉⒾⓋⒺ ⓅⓇⒺⓈⓈ What is your full name? Lexie Marino, short for Alexandra
  • How old are you? 35
  • Are you married or single? Well, I guess I’m single, as of last month. I was with my boyfriend for five years, but sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and move on. It wasn’t easy, but I think it was for the best.
  • If single , have you ever caught the bouquet? Sadly, I have not. Most of the weddings I’ve been to have been with a fellow bridesmaid from this wedding, Marianna. She consistently knocks people out of the way in order to jump for the flowers!
  • What is your favorite drink? I’m simple – I’m a fan of Coca-Cola in a glass bottle. If I’m going to have a drink drink, I’m a fan of the Aperol Spritz.
  • I know you discover your  'deductive powers' but have you always been a curious person? I wish I could say yes. Historically, I’ve been a bit timid about trying new things, but hopefully that’s come to an end. It’s been quite a wild ride!
  • Do you come from a large or small family? I have one brother. My mother has four siblings and they each have two kids, so I guess I’d say small immediate family and medium extended.
  • Beach or Mountains? You’d think because I can’t swim that I’d be a mountain gal, but I absolutely love the beach. Hopefully my new curious and not scared nature will allow me to finally learn to swim.
  • Coffee or Tea? Definitely tea. Two milky mugs in the morning and a mint tea in the afternoon. Like clockwork!
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla (but with chocolate sprinkles).
  • Anything else you'd love to tell our visitors? I’ve had a crazy but ultimately amazing time down in the Bocas del Toro islands. I’d recommend it over anywhere I’ve been. To be honest, I’ve fallen in love with the place, and my mind has flirted with going back… permanently. The people I’ve met down there are quirky, and warm and unforgettable. I promise to let you know if I follow my heart on this one.

About the Book

You are cordially invited to a destination wedding to die for…
Welcome to Bocas del Toro, a remote chain of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Five days of glorious sun and lush rainforest await the forty guests celebrating Bridezilla Olivia’s dream wedding—but will a murder sink the catered affair? Before anyone’s got time to start working on a tan, an unfortunate snorkeling accident eliminates a member of the wedding party. Maid of honor Lexie Marino smells trouble, and is thrust into the responsibility of investigating, needing to solve the case before her bestie’s trip down the aisle gets tropically derailed. The show must go on.
Lexie’s a little too tall, a little too awkward, and a little too brokenhearted, but she’s determined to nail the real killer. Can this unlikely sleuth stay afloat as she’s hit by wave after wave of wildly entertaining characters, including an alpha bride, surfing detectives, and a high school flame long forgotten? You’ll find yourself laughing until the very end of Drowning Lessons, a debut cozy mystery that makes the perfect beach read. Rub in some coconut oil, dangle your feet in the crystal-blue waters of Dolphin Bay, and sip a cool drink as Lexie discovers the deductive superpowers she never knew she had. Let the party begin!

About the Author

RACHEL NEUBURGER REYNOLDS is the author of The Red Frog Beach Mystery Series. As a playwright, her plays have had been produced in London, Edinburgh and New York. After 25-years in New York City, she now resides with her husband between London and St Leonards-on-Sea in England. For news about Rachel and the upcoming Red Frog Beach Mysteries, check her out at
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