I had to keep this a secret since last summer! It’s been killing me.
Anyway, I’m joining a wonderful group of authors to create a shared fictional world known as Danger Cove (not because it’s dangerous to live there, but because of shipwrecks in the past!).
We each have our own amateur sleuth, but we share the setting and several secondary characters.
My sleuth is a quilt appraiser, but we also have a bakery owner, beautician, building contractor, tavern owner and B&B operator.
You can read more about it at the Danger Cove website, complete with a map of the town and interviews of some of its leading citizens. The first book in the Danger Cove series is tentatively set for release in March, and my FOUR-PATCH OF TROUBLE in June.
Here’s the cover copy: Keely Fairchild left her previous profession as a high-powered attorney to lead a quieter life as a certified quilt appraiser. But when she’s asked by the Danger Cove quilt guild’s president to prove that a local dealer is selling cheap reproduction quilts as expensive antiques, Keely’s “quiet” new job turns dangerous. While Keely and the guild president are in the dealer’s shop, the crooked quilt peddler is killed. Unfortunately, the local police think the guild president has the best motive, and Keely stakes her professional reputation, and possibly her life, on proving that the police have the wrong person. Suspects abound, including the dealer’s business partner, a rival dealer whose quilts were illicitly copied for the reproductions, an arts reporter who’s been threatened with a libel suit, and even the director of the local museum. But which one murdered the crooked dealer? And which one has Keely squarely in his sights now…