Wednesday, October 1, 2014
There are currently two Roger and Suzanne novels at the Work in Progress stage. The first book, still untitled (but there’s a strong nominee for the honor), brings our two detectives to Alaska’s Denali National Park, a 6 million acre chunk of unspoiled wilderness capped by the highest mountain in North America. If they’re going to leave South America, I reasoned, why not take them as far away as possible? And, on top of that, Elaine and I had taken a vacation to Denali (and elsewhere in Alaska) a year or two ago in preparation for this book.
The novel begins, as many of the Roger and Suzanne series does, with a brutal murder, this one in the National Park. The victims, who we had met previously as supporting characters in “The Surreal Killer”, were close friends of one of our series regulars, Vincent Romero, Roger’s partner in his private detective agency in Los Angeles since “The Deadly Dog Show”. Vincent asks Roger to investigate the death of his friends, and we‘re off for our usual mix of travel, tourism, and murder that are the trademarks of this mystery series. The novel is complete, currently going through its third round of edits, and may be ready for publication as soon as the end of this month. If anyone wants to volunteer to write a review for the book page on Amazon, I’ll be happy to send you a pre-publication copy to read as soon as the current round of edits (by Elaine and me) is complete. Just e-mail me or message me on Facebook with your e-mail address if you’re interested.