June is the month for MELODY OF MURDER and I’m pretty pumped. I’m accustomed to waiting for a new book to come out but I still get antsy as the “days dwindle down.” One of my foibles, that can sometimes be a good trait, is that I tend to blurt out the truth… I’m always nervous about the release of a fresh story, not because I haven’t enjoyed the writing or the brain-bending, but because I so want you to have fun with the book. I guess we all seek approval. ☺
A snippet from MELODY OF MURDER:
“Do something.” Tony heard his own voice but it sounded like a stranger’s. He crossed the parish hall toward Inspector Dan O’Reilly who stood, surrounded by Lamb and other officers, around a whiteboard.
“It’s dark, damn it. She’s somewhere and she’s scared. She’s got to be. And you stand there scribbling on your bloody board.”
A clatter, like mini-machinegun fire, followed. Dan had thrown a handful of dry markers at the board. He crossed his arms and shoved a hand into his hair.
“It may look as if nothing’s happening,” Bill Lamb said. “That’s an illusion. We’ve got people out searching. Many people. And dogs. You name it, it’s out there. And like you said, it’s dark.”
“Cadaver dogs?” He heard his own words again and felt his knees go weak.
“Search dogs,” Dan said, meeting Tony’s eyes. Worry etched deep into the detective’s face. “A blue Range Rover with known plates doesn’t just disappear. Bill forgot the choppers. We’re going at this from every angle we’ve got.”
One of the phones rang and a constable snatched it up. “Yes. Yes. Yes, sir, I’m listening. But . . .the parish hall, that’s right.” The constable listened a little more then hung up. “Some geezer who has to tell us his information in person. On his way in. Didn’t give a name.”
“That’s all?” Dan O’Reilly said.
“That and how much we want to know what he knows . . .”
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Second in the traditional British mystery series featuring rural inn owner and amateur sleuth Alex Duggins: an intriguing departure for bestselling romantic suspense author Stella Cameron.
Once again Alex Duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison are thrown into a major murder investigation. An almost fresh body is discovered in a disused well among the ruins of a 14th-century manor house … the motive for the killing a baffling mystery. The victim was a widow who had lived quietly in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Folly-on-Weir for the past ten years. Who on earth could want her dead, and by such brutal means?
As rumour and speculation engulf the town, another woman is attacked – and Alex discovers that behind a tranquil face lurks a cunning and vengeful mind. Despite warnings from the police to stop interfering, she finds herself in the sights of a ruthless killer who has decided she knows too much …