Thursday, January 12, 2023

Next Manuscript!

Whew, it's been a while, but I've finally got my next manuscript finished! It's entitled A Proper Murder and is my latest murder mystery. It's always satisfying when you get to type "The End" at the end of a draft, but this is especially fun when it's a historical murder mystery. My agent really liked a previous murder mystery I gave her, and wanted to see something similar, so I suggested I try writing a new one in the same "universe" as my previous one.

Although this story definitely shares some DNA with my previous murder mysteries, it's definitely an entirely new read. I've also sharpened up my mystery chops these past few months, studying the genre and reading and writing non-stop to get the narrative as tight and entertaining as possible. It was also a lot of fun to write!

Below is a brief blurb of A Proper Murder. I've got a few trusted Crit Partners giving me feedback now, but if anyone else would like to give it a read, please let me know. I'm always happy to reciprocate. Thanks! 

A Proper Murder

1940. London. Don't let her prim and proper demeanour fool you. Jane Primrose may be a bookish typist with spectacles and a boarding school education, but when her boss in British Intelligence dies under a blitz bomb, Jane thinks it's no accident. With her peculiar penchant for using books to solve crimes, she soon realises that someone is somehow luring victims to the exact location where blitz bombs will fall, even though that shouldn't be possible. Teamed up with a sceptical shell shocked officer, Clive Masterson, Jane discovers that her boss was killed while attempting to uncover plans for an impending Nazi invasion of Britain. Racing against time, Jane and Clive must solve the murder and out the culprit before the invasion can take place and they become targets of the killer themselves.