Finally got over the last hurdles with this book and published it to Amazon last night. So pleased. And so relieved! I swear that malevolent fate that follows my poor DI Joe Rafferty around has transferred its attentions to me. 🙂
But it’s done now, in spite of the lost disc, in spite of the endless copy- typing to update the digital edition, in spite of my hatred of copy-typing and the unwelcome attentions from the fates, I finished sorting everything out. And it feels wonderful!
I’ll get busy today and upload it to the other retailers, too.
Heres the blurb and the links:
All the Lonely People
#12 of 15 in the Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective Series
A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER…
For readers who like cozy mysteries, humorous mysteries and police procedurals.
When Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty visits his local pub for a quick drink, he’s looking to forget his troubles, not add to them. His ex-fiancée Abra is still refusing to talk to him, and he’s fast losing hope of a reconciliation. But Rafferty is not destined to enjoy his drink in peace. Because a man is found dead – stabbed in the pub’s car park – and a preoccupied Rafferty is to lead the investigation.
What at first appears to be an open and shut case quickly becomes a lot more complex. The witnesses all plead alcohol-induced amnesia, and Rafferty’s habitually cautious sidekick, Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn, isn’t helping either—casting doubt on all of Rafferty’s conclusions.
And as Rafferty wrestles with the case, he also has to wrestle with Abra’s determination to avoid their problems. Soon, he is in despair on both counts…
The twelfth book in the quirky, not quite so Traditional British mystery series.
A new year is always an open door to a new start, to trying new things or reviving old ones.
I’m full of plans for 2014. I will be getting back to work on my 16th Rafferty & Llewellyn novel, ASKING FOR IT, starting the research for my second historical (tentatively titled THE NEARLY QUEEN) and, maybe, get down to thinking about another suspense.
I’ve just published a gentle romance, THE WISHING FOUNTAIN (under the pen name of Maria Meredith) and intend to publish LAND OF DREAMS as soon as I can get around to retyping it (can’t find the disk and it was never on this particular laptop, all I have is the original hardback. Could get it scanned, I know, but I think re-typing will be quicker).
Here are the amazon links for The Wishing Fountain, if you want to take a look: