Every year in Old Town we have a parade of lights on the Potomac River, about a dozen boats dressed for the holidays. It really is a great tradition, along with water-skiing Santa, whom we must have missed this time. My city is great for putting people in the holiday mood. I'm sure my character Augusta Hawke will watch the parade in a future book. Probably someone will fall off one of the boats. Or will they be pushed? It's that kind of mystery series.
...where she goes to write, or sleuth, or talk over a current case. In book 2 of the series, suspicious about a sudden death that occurred at a party she'd recently attended, she meets DCI Narduzzi for an informal chat in an upstairs room of this shop.
In my neighborhood is this venerable old church - the graveyard contains the tomb of a Revolutionary War soldier, unknown. This Old Presbyterian Meeting House will likely have a place in my next novel, maybe just a mention, but it is in the neighborhood where my sleuth, Augusta Hawke, lives. To the right is St. Mary's Basilica. Augusta can hear its bell tolling the faithful to service.
.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.