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Hope your new year is starting well. Ours is and we’re already planning events for 2013.
One of the events, hopefully, will be the debut of Lady Killer, the novel I’m currently writing. Like Dead Lock and Freeze Frame 2016, it’s a novel set in Michigan.
You can read more about Lady Killer in the blurb below.
Meantime, look around the site. If you haven’t yet read Dead Lock or Freeze Frame 2016, you can sample their opening chapters right here.
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What’s up with Lady Killer?
In the novel I’m currently writing, Darcy James moves to Royal Oak, Michigan. Moving into her new apartment, she meets Joe Dodge, an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy in the Special Investigations Unit. Dodge is consumed with catching a serial killer who’s violently murdering older, well-to-do women in the nearby towns of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills.
Dodge’s father died of exhaustion trying to catch the notorious Oakland County child killer decades ago, and unfortunately Joe finds himself following in his father’s footsteps.
Darcy follows the case from a distance, until her client’s mother is murdered and she is forced to take an active role in making sure her client, a Bloomfield resident in her late sixties, doesn’t become the next victim.
Look for Lady Killer sometime this summer.
Novels set in Michigan.
Some of my fondest early memories take place in northern Michigan: at the Hawes’ cottage on Otsego, visiting the courthouse where Anatomy of Murder was filmed with my family, Pictured Rocks and Tahquamenon Falls.
Later, my parents built a cottage on Lake Manuka where my sister Meg’s family and mine enjoy summers now. There’s something about the aroma of a breeze coming off the lake and the feeling of sand between your toes that has a cleansing effect on your whole mind and body.
I’ve made it a point to set my novels here in Michigan. Michigan natives tell me they enjoy reading about towns, streets and landmarks they recognize. Readers from other places say they enjoy the picturesque settings of our home state – and, of course, the plots that tend to grab their interest and hold it until the final pages.
I hope you’ll feel the same way, and share my love for this pleasant peninsula.
From the D to the UP, I love Michigan.