“Welcome! I’m making lots of changes in 2013. New mysteries, new formats, new directions. Come in, browse, and try a little mystery!”
"I don't think the problem is that people don't read enough mystery books, but that people don't read."
"Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse."
--Dorothy L. Sayers
"The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists."
Thanks for visiting dropping by! I'll soon have new mysteries for you. In addition to the books below, I have a new Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery coming soon from Five Star/Cengage. Death in an Ivory Tower, is set in my favorite town in the whole world, Oxford, UK. In this story Dotsy runs headlong into the murder of a King Arthur devotee at an Oxford college where such New Age nonsense is not tolerated. It didn't take much to persuade me I had to go to Oxford for the research. Also, Death of a Second Wife will be published by Harlequin/Worldwide Mystery in paperback soon. It's still selling well in hardcover and large print. The first two Dotsy books are out of print, but if you really want one, email me.
My Sisters in Crime friends from across the state of Virginia have collaborated on an anthology called Virginia is for Mysteries. It will be out in January. Check it out at http://virginiaisformysteries.com. All the stories, including two of mine, are set in Virginia.
Also, I'm almost finished writing my first historical mystery, set in Egypt in 1955. I won't say any more about it right now. Meanwhile, browse a bit and keep reading!
The Man on the Istanbul Train
Available now for Kindle
Dr. Lacy Glass is traveling by rail to an archaeological dig in central Turkey when she sees a man she befriended hours earlier fly past the window of the train. Dead. If not for her, he wouldn't have even been on the train so she feels responsible.
When she arrives at the dig she learns that the dig's backer, a wealthy American, has died there that same morning. Problem? Both men seem to have been named Maxwell Sebring.
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Cover by Carl Graves, Extended Imagery
Available now for Kindle
New series! Dr. Lacy Glass is younger (early thirties) than Dotsy Lamb, so you can expect her to give us more action and less common sense. Lacy is long on determination and on academic-type knowledge but short on decision-making skills. Her field is botany, her specialty is plant pigments, and that gets her into some far-flung assignments as a color expert. Scorpion House is set on the west bank of the Nile River, near Luxor. Lacy is living with nine other scientists in an expedition house while they analyze the tomb of an 18th Dynasty nobleman named Seti. The sudden death of Lacy’s best friend and mentor on their first night is the start of a series of mishaps and curious deaths. But for an explanation, Lacy has to look back five years to an unsolved murder in Virginia.
Want to read a sample? Excerpt here.
Death of a Second Wife
Hardcover and Large Print
From Five Star/Cengage
The fourth Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery takes Dotsy and Lettie to the Alps where Dotsy’s son Patrick is getting married. Patrick wants the whole family to stay together in the same chateau but, ouch, that puts Dotsy in the same house with her ex-husband and his new wife! Murder soon follows, reinforcing the advice: Don’t go anywhere with this pair of women. Want to read a sample? Excerpt here.