About a Dog, a second Amy Archer adventure, has been contracted by Mischief Corner Books, and is slated for release in July 2015. In this short story, the wisecracking Los Angeles gumshoe goes looking for a little lost dog, and ends up matching wits with a conniving starlet, a persistent reporter, and a lizard man straight from the Shufelt Tunnel.
Title: The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor (Stein & Vincent #1)
Stage of Development: Release date June 2015
Setting: Central California, late 19th century
Billiwack, CA, 1894. When translator Rosetta Stein comes across her rival, Bartholomew Vincent, under attack by weird, raven-headed man-beasts behind the infamous Puckered Rosebud Gentleman’s Club, she senses opportunity. She rescues him in exchange for a crack at the commission he stole from under her nose–a strangely inscribed artifact found by Big Sur bigwig George Taylor Granville in the Santa Lucia mountains. Misfortune has stalked Vincent from the moment he took on the project, and he’s only too happy to share it. In the meantime, a lady marshal has come to Billiwack, investigating rumors of strange, unlicensed weapons, and she can’t seem to decide if she’d rather kiss Rosetta or arrest her. And Vincent is suffering romantic complications of his own, in the forms of Rosetta’s charming layabout brother, and an amorous professor who won’t take God, no! for an answer.
Stage of Development: In Progress
Death and a Cup of Tea
Stage of Development: In Production. Release planned for July 2015
Description: Leave your doilies at home. This isn’t your grandmother’s mystery anthology. Eight talented authors take you from coast to coast to outer space, from the not-so-distant past to a future far, far away. You’ll encounter murderous scientists, mischievous antiquities dealers, and love in places you least expect. You’ll meet wise librarians, scheming Tea Ladies, and psychics with a supernatural sense of irony. Come join our authors on an imaginative journey that pushes the tea-and-murder genre to the limits.