Some of you may not know that in addition to writing Jane Austen re-imaginings, I also write the Patrick Shea mystery series. For about two years, I have been going back and forth between the two genres, but with my latest novel, I decided to combine the two!
Here’s the blurb from the back jacket:
In need of a break from his job at Scotland Yard, Detective Sergeant Patrick Shea of The Metropolitan Police is looking forward to some quiet time at a timeshare in rural Devon in England’s West Country. However, when he arrives at The Woodlands at Colyton, Patrick finds himself in the midst of a Jane Austen conference.
Despite Regency Era dresses, bonnets, and parasols, a deep divide exists between the Jane Austen fan-fiction community, those who enjoy expanding on the author’s work by writing sequels and re-imaginings, and the Janeites, those devotees who think anyone who tampers with the original novels is committing a sacrilege.
When one of the conference speakers is found dead in her condo, Patrick is seconded (reassigned) to the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and finds himself back on the job trying to find her killer. Is it possible that the victim was actually killed because of the contents of a book?
The book will be out in June. If you would like to know more about the mystery series, please visit patricksheamysteries.com. If you are interested in the series, a good place to start is with my novella, Three’s A Crowd, which introduces the character of Patrick Shea. It is available on Nook and Kindle for only .99.
I’d love to know what you think about the cover.