I’m excited to announce that I have two new books coming out this year. One is actually a new edition of my 2001 mystery novel, Murder at Plimoth Plantation, which released for the first time in trade paperback on February 28, 2020 in time for the Plymouth 400 Celebration, which has been postponed until a later date due to the pandemic. I enjoyed revisiting my very first mystery, and becoming reacquainted with my heroine, Miranda Lewis, whom I found to be just as fun and feisty as before.
The other book, which is brand new, is Shuntoll Road, the sequel to Rattlesnake Hill and the second book in my Berkshire Hilltown Mystery Series, which releases on August 7, 2020. I was happy to continue Kathryn Stinson’s story. It includes her efforts to rebuild her romance with Earl Barker, while battling a New York real estate developer who wants to turn the property she’s been renting and that she’s gown to love into an upscale development. At the same time, she also manages to uncover a secret that has haunted new friend and local, Gwen Waite, for twenty years. All this action takes place against the backdrop of June in the Berkshires, which happens to be one of my favorite months in the area, and I like to think this love comes through in the vivid descriptions.
Because of the pandemic, the live events I had planned have all been cancelled, except for one at the Pembroke (MA) Public Library, which has been converted to a virtual event. I have also done several virtual readings from the book: at Teatime, hosted by mystery author, Sarah Smith, at an Author Showcase Readings, hosted by my publisher, Encircle, at Noir at the Bar, New England, hosted by Edwin Hill and Daniel Ford, and will be doing podcasts on A Writer’s Bone, hosted by Daniel Ford and The Writer’s Voice, hosted by Linda McHenry. I will post links to the various readings as I get them.
Also due to the pandemic, I’ve had to cancel a planned trip to Nova Scotia, but I have been able to make weekend visits to the Berkshires, which is the inspiration for my Berkshire Hilltown series. I am thrilled to be working on the third book in the series, Wolf Bog.
Stay safe and well, friends and readers!