It’s been a while since my last post. Apologies for that.
The year has been tumultuous, to say the least. The coronavirus has taken its toll on so many of us in so many different ways – time being just one of them. It’s hard to believe as I write this that we are now well into August. It’s almost as though everything from mid-March onwards hasn’t existed – a blink and you missed it year. But let’s be honest – is 2020 a year we would want to look back on with any fondness?
But, it’s not all gloom and doom. Maid for Murder, my new novel, is finally done and dusted. I had hoped to have it ready much earlier this year, but a whole lot of my time has been taken up on the front line with my other job, the regular one that currently pays the bills, and so I’ve not had a great deal of freedom for writing.
I am excited to announce, though, that Maid for Murder, the First Gertrude Harrington Prequel (and the 4th Gertrude Harrington Mystery overall) will be out at the end of the week.
This novel tells the story of how Gertrude came to meet the then Inspector Lennox for the first time, and how she came to leave the employ of Lavinia Rushbrook. More importantly, it includes the truth about how Gertrude’s niece Mabel died, and how this tragic event shapes Gertrude for the books that have already been released.
I am now in the throes of writing once more. Following on from Maid for Murder, next year’s Gertrude Harrington Mystery is already written and is currently being proof-read and critiqued, and I have one more book in hand after that, which requires editing and a few tweaks here and there. But for the moment, I am now diving back into an unfinished murder mystery which once again features Gertrude.
I will hopefully begin updating this site a little more frequently now as life slowly drags itself back to some vague semblance of normality.
Watch for more details on the release of Maid for Murder over the course of this week.