Exciting news today! My publisher sold world Polish rights for the first three Dickens titles! It looks like we might have print, audio, and ebook for A Tale of Two Murders, Grave Expectations, and A Christmas Carol Murder in Polish! I can’t wait to see the covers. I have no idea when they will go up for sale. Since one set of my great-grandparents immigrated from Poland to the UK in the 1880s, this is especially exciting for me. They lived in East London during the Jack the Ripper years.
It’s finally release day for my acclaimed historical mystery, A Tale of Two Murders. My version of Charles Dickens and Kate Hogarth are coming to life! I saw the hardbacks just a few days ago and eagerly called my photographer in Norway to share her photo credit with her, and then showed the book to the special person I dedicated it to. Andy decided that he’s famous now as a result of seeing his name in print. 😉
Having the first book in a series finally available is totally awesome. I’ve had forty plus reviews already, but I’m so eager to hear what people really think before I move into the editing phase on book two…
About the book:
On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .
In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors’ home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.
When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help—using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder. If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times . . .