New Short Story – Behind Pemberley’s Walls – Mary Simonsen — 27 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you’re writing JAFF again. The story about the train wreck sounds fascinating. My family loves all things trains up to and including how they are the reason we have standardized time.

    • Thanks, Deborah. I didn’t know much about trains, but I certainly learned a lot. I was fortunate in that I was able to visit the B & O RR Museum in Baltimore, and one of the volunteers was incredibly knowledgeable about 19th century trains. It helped a lot when I was writing the book.

      • The B&O RR museum is a great place. We’ve been there a few times. There are some very knowledgeable people that absolutely LOVE trains and train travel of that era.

  2. Another short story and a work of non-fiction all at once. Your do work hard at your writing, Mary!

    I’m impressed to hear you’ve finished the train wreck book and will have to look it up.

    The cover of Behind Pemberley’s Walls leapt out at me straight away and I was going to comment on it even before you mentioned it in your post. It’s quite a different look to that usually portrayed on screen and in print, but I like it.

    • Thanks, Sarah. This cover is certainly different than most Pemberley covers, but I wanted a pic with walls. I narrowed my search, and this came up! And then I saw it was painted by a man named Lydon. Wow! Had to use it. I’ve been thinking about you of late. I’ll send you an e-mail.

  3. I just bought both. How could I resist a mystery story set in my state and not too far from where I live? I am sure I will enjoy them. Congratulations on their publication. My step-father collected miniature trains and had a whole layout with villages, etc. in his basement. My grandson is fascinated with Thomas the Train so a train mystery is apropos for me.

  4. Congratulations!! I always enjoy your books, and I had downloaded and read “Lost in Love” when you posted last time. I accidentally hit “sample” this time, so I’ll enjoy the sample and *then* order this story. Your writing is always wonderful!

    I also have hopes of reading your Patrick Shea series very soon as I am first and foremost a reader of mysteries; I am already sorely addicted to PD James (God rest her soul!), Dorothy Sayers (and Jill Paton Walsh who continues Lord Peter so beautifully), Anne Perry, and Victoria Thompson. So I can’t wait to read your series; I’ve had them in my Amazon Wish List for quite a while now! 🙂

    I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors…especially since we are the ones who enjoy the fruits of your labors so greatly!

    Susanne 🙂

    • Thanks, Susanne. I appreciate all the support and glad you enjoy my stories. I’ve grown quite attached to Patrick Shea and will have another book out in early August. Thank you for your good wishes.

  5. I actually bought it when it popped up on my “new for you” feed on Amazon. I saw your name and quickly purchased LOL Glad you got that family connection story told, so many historical events and the people involved are lost to time. Glad to see a new story!

  6. Love the premise of the story and the lovely cover! Congrats on finishing your projects, especially the train book that too 11 years!

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