Local author to hold book signing in Eldora

Grundy Center author Sandra Noble said she’s been shocked at the success of her first novel, which was published last fall.

Noble wrote the murder mystery “The Fat Woman Mystery” and has sold hundreds of print and digital copies through Amazon.com.

“It is selling well,” Noble said. “As an unknown author, it is nice to get noticed.”

The mystery follows a widow, Margaret, who finds a body and a friend is accused of the murder. As Margaret sets out to clear her friend’s name, she gets deeper into the case and mystery than she ever imagined.

Noble has written throughout her life but this novel is the first she has had published.

“I’ve written several novels before, but I’ve considered them practice novels,” Noble said. “When I wrote ‘Fat Woman’ I felt this was a good one.”

Noble said while this novel is a murder mystery, it also has its lighter moments.

“I think it will give you a few out loud chuckles,” Noble said. “It’s a fun romp.”

Noble will have a book presentation and signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eldora Public Library.

She said she will give her background, read a chapter of the book and have a question and answer session.

Paperback books will be available for $8.50 at the event. Through Amazon.com, the book is $9.50 for a paperback and $3 for the electronic book download.

The success of her first book has led her to write a second book in the series.

“I have a second ‘Fat Woman’ book in the works,” Noble said. “It’s a little more than half finished.”