In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
From Susan Vaughan: Just released! TASK FORCE EAGLE, Books 1-3 Box Set, Romantic Suspense by Susan Vaughan. When federal agents Rick Cruz, Jake Wescott, and Holt Donovan go after a Mexican cartel kingpin, they face unexpected hazards—to their hearts. http://amzn.to/1wN9v37
From Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett): I’ve just had confirmation of publication dates for the first in the new mystery series set in 1582-3 in England and Muscovy (now Russia) and featuring a new sleuth, Rosamond Jaffrey. As Rosamond Appleton, illegitimate daughter of Lady Appleton’s late husband, she previously appeared (as a child) in several of my Face Down Mysteries. Now she’s all grown up, married, estranged from her husband, and recruited to gather intelligence for the Crown. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe will be out in hardcover in the U.K. on November 28, 2014 and available here in the U.S. on March 1, 2015. I’ve also received a cover proof. Apparently headless woman covers are still “in.” I was more surprised to discover that the book is being billed as “an Elizabethan spy thriller.” And here I thought I’d written a cozy historical mystery!!! Then again, I don’t suppose there’s any reason it can’t be both.
This weekend, July 25-27, Beyond the Sea, a bookstore and gift shop in Lincolnville, Maine, will be hosting a book festival! For details, see http://www.beyondtheseamaine.com/events.html Saturday is mystery and suspense day, and Dorothy, Kate and Kaitlyn will be there. Lea Wait will be talking about her books and signing her Uncertain Glory and Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding Sunday afternoon, from 1 until 3.
Our traveling gift basket, which will eventually belong to one of you, will be there with us. Loads of great books, some crime scene tape, and two adorable cookies cutters–a moose and a lobster. Stop in and see us and sign up on our entry sheet, or leave a comment on one of our blogs during the next two weeks. Someone is going to be a lucky winner.
Thursday, July 31, you can find Lea Wait in Bar Harbor. She’ll be speaking about Uncertain Glory (set in Maine during the first two weeks of the Civil War) at the Jessup Library at 10:30, and bringing with her some antiques from the mid-19th century. Then, from 1-3 p.m. she’ll be signing her books (historical novels and mysteries) at the Shermans in downtown Bar Harbor.
John Clark here: I will be at the author’s tea in Greenville 1-4 pm this Sunday, as part of the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival. This will be at the Center For Moosehead History.
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