Welcome to The Crime Scene, where we post news from authors. This issue we
have reports from Peter J. Heck, Mignon F. Ballard and Monica Ferris.
Peter J. Heck has some news for readers:
The fourth in my "Mark Twain Mystery" series, THE GUILTY ABROAD, will be
arriving in stores the second week in September, 1999. This one sends Mark
Twain and his family to London -- I hope historical fans will enjoy the trip!
Mignon F. Ballard returns to the bookshelves after a lengthy absence:
After a six year span between books, I'm delighted to
share some good news. St. Martin's will publish my new mystery, ANGEL AT
TROUBLESOME CREEK, in hardcover this Nov. This will be the first in a
series featuring Augusta Goodnight, guardian angel "temp," whose last
assignment was in the 40's. Dressed in clothing of that decade, and
believing that many things are still being rationed, Augusta appears,
complete with jaunty hat and large handbag, on Mary George Murphy's attic
stairs in Troublesome Creek, NC. In this whimsical mystery, Augusta helps
to clear up the secret behind Aunt Caroline's suspicious death and supplies
a bit of heavenly guidance to Mary George in her personal life as well.
I have just finished AN ANGEL TO DIE FOR, the second in the series, and my
YA novel, AUNT MATILDA'S GHOST, will be reprinted by Silver Dagger in March
This is an exciting season for my husband Gene and me as we will be
building a new home here in Fort Mill, S.C. after almost 30 years in our
old one. The last week in August we'll be renting a beach house at Wild
Dune, off the coast of Charleston, with our two daughters, their husbands,
and our FIVE grandchildren all under four years of age!
This might be my last sane communication.
Monica Ferris has been hard at work:
FINALLY!! Got my web site up and running. See a photo of me in my favorite
hat, see Betsy Devonshire book covers. Read a sample chapter from both
Crewel World and the forthcoming Framed in Lace.
aka Mary Monica Pulver