I just now sent the manuscript for Augusta Hawke to my agent. It is the first in a series of mysteries and all going well, it will appear some time next year. I believe this first one will just be called AUGUSTA HAWKE. I am falling in love with the character of Augusta, who is approaching middle age with a don't care attitude and an increasingly tendency to want to escape the tedium of her crime writer's life and replace it with adventure and real-life detection. Augusta continues to surprise me as I turn my attention now to the second book. I've been trying out a few titles for it.
The cover I have firmly in mind; I hope the publisher likes my idea.
First, of course, they have to like the book!
The owner of this shop, Ally Kirkpatrick, is featured in this month's Neighbors magazine. Sorry but I cannot find a link or I would share it. But my books all seem to be available via her shop.
And they are lovely. After such a long absence of St. Just I wasn't sure what to expect:
"Low-key, highly professional work right up to the unmasking of the surprisingly well-hidden killer."
"Cozy readers will be happy to welcome back this duo."
―Brian Kenney, FirstClue
This may be a repeat but I'm posting it again. Interview with my agent, Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group, on the genesis of my upcoming book (October), DEATH IN CORNWALL.
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries, Max Tudor mysteries, standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE, Augusta Hawke mysteries, and dozens of short stories. Books offered in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.