Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Body in the Bed
The next entry in the Roger and Suzanne South American mystery series is a new novella, The Body in the Bed" (18,000+ words), which was just uploaded a few minutes ago to Amazon. In this new book, Roger and Suzanne are back in Montevideo to attend a festive dinner honoring their friend Martin Gonzalez's promotion to police captain. But, there's a surprise guest waiting for them when they get to their hotel room (hint: that is where the title of the novella comes from). Roger and Suzanne are the lead suspects in a murder, their allies on the police forces of Uruguay and Paraguay may be the targets of a conspiracy, and nobody can be trusted. This fast paced, action filled, novella should satisfy readers of the previous books in the series as we renew acquaintances with old friends and enemies, and say farewell to one of them. Readers new to the series can enjoy this book as a stand-alone introduction to the region and to the series characters, while series veterans should enjoy getting reacquainted with several characters from The Ambivalent Corpse and some of the later stories. I've posted a link to the new book in the right hand column on this page. Just click on the image of the book title, which will take you directly to the book page on Amazon Kindle.
I like this little story a lot---as you can read in the new accompanying blog entry ("The Iranian Connection"), it has a solidly researched background in reality as the basic premise for the fictional story.