#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — N A Granger & “Death at the Asylum”

Thursday, , 2023

Thursday Doors to Indie Books


Death at the Asylum by N. A. Granger

Noelle Granger Door Death Asylum

Some doors are pretty mysterious.  The background upon which I superimposed an “indie books door” is a real-life institution, the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. (Click the name for history.)  I might use that side door on the left, just incase…

Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone.  When you open a door to an indie author, prepare to be met with boundless generosity.   Recently, I asked fellow author N. A. (Noelle) Granger to supply “three random reader things” for my current blog serial, she gave me such a generous write up that I decided to make a post of it instead of using it for an episode of “Atonement in Zugzwang.”  Noelle tells more about her latest, “Death at the Asylum” at her blog.

Since I wanted to promote this, the latest in her Rhe Brewster Mystery series at my serial, I included the asylum in the type of things.  So, I requested: one small town thing, one thing related to asylums (even if loosely), and one antique.  Here’s what Noelle supplied.  As I said, I thought it would make a great interview post in promotion of her new book, so this will not be in my serial.  Now, in Noelle’s own words…

Arched Doorways to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital chapel, Wikipedia
Arched Doorways to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital chapel, Wikipedia

When we lived in Chapel Hill, it was a small college town. We knew a lot of people including an ace veterinarian. I got a Christmas car from her one year that said, “Merry Christmas! I see neither of your kids were in the Police Blotter this year, so you must be doing a great job parenting!”

When I was teaching Biology for non-majors at the University of California Irvine, I used to take my class to what was then Fairview State Hospital in Costa Mesa, during the time we were studying genetics. There the MDs would present patients with various forms of genetically-linked mental disorders. Looking back, it was sad these poor children were put on display, but every year I would get volunteers from the class to work with these children. The hospital administrators were so grateful.

Armand Gautier, 1857 of the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière, Wikipedia
Armand Gautier, 1857, DOOR in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière, Wikipedia

One antique? My husband and I have quite a few antiques (apart from ourselves!). The one people often comment on is an old tobacco basket hanging on the wall. The basket is fairly large and made out of woven wood. When I recently read Demon Copperhead, where there is a colorful description of how hard it is to harvest tobacco, it reminds me of what the slaves in North Carolina had to endure for so many years – and those that harvest today. Tobacco is still harvested by hand, in a very labor-intensive process.

If you want to see what a vastly talented author Noelle is, then check out her Amazon Author page.  (You can also purchase Death at the Asylum and any of her other books there.

Noelle Granger Death at Asylum

Thanks for opening this door.  Friendly comments are encouraged.  Please join me in wishing Noelle great success with this fabulous mystery.


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Now, of course, the obligatory shameless self-promotion. My own most recent novella.

A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More

Cover A Peril in Ectoplasm by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).


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Thanks for opening this door.  Hugs!


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62 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — N A Granger & “Death at the Asylum”

  1. I enjoyed Noelle’s comments about her three random things. I worked in the tobacco fields one summer when I was in high school. The other bell her comments rang was going to the Brandon Training Center for the developmentally disabled with my junior high youth group. I’ll never forgot the image of a naked child in a locked room crouching on the floor rocking back and forth.

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    1. What a horrible image, Liz. I’m glad that treatment for the mentally disabled has improved but there’s not enough of it. I can’t imagine working in the tobacco fields – what physically punishing labor!

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  2. I love doors to books, Teagan. This is the second time I’ve seen Noelle’s new book mentioned. I think I need to move into my TBR sights. Thanks for joining us and supporting indie authors!

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  3. Wonderful post, Teagan. I am fascinated by Noelle’s novels and the setting of her latest one is right up my alley. I am sure I’ve seen the actual asylum on my walks through Paris, so I must check it up. And congratulations to Noelle.

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    1. I’m happy you thought so, Robbie.
      True about their issues, and having gratitude is a very good thing. However, that does not diminish the scope of the challenges we face. You are a marvel in all you do. Thanks for opening this door. Hugs.


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