Exciting news! I have begun work on the sequel to The Second Death; namely, Red and Lowering, by its working title. Tentatively, I project a July – August release date. I’ll be keeping you updated on that, and I’ll probably have an excerpt to share before long. For the meantime, here’s a rough blurb to whet your appetite:
Leo Westmacott has returned to Philadelphia, with his charming and dependable secretary, Rachel Slaytor, and his new assistant, Pattrick Clayton, by his side. But he’s returned to more than just this; newly come out of retirement, the antiquated seventy-nine-year-old sleuth has reemerged into the detective game, renewing gage of battle in his war against crime.
Nearly a year after Pattrick left the countryside, as he’s only beginning to acclimate to city life, the authorities ask Leo Westmacott for help. A Red conspirator has been brutally lynched for his anarchist activities, but that’s not the half of it. The man was secretly a spy. Now it’s up to Pattrick and Rachel to pick up where he left off, donning the undercover mantle in an attempt the spy’s murderer, and maybe root out a bomb plot or two. Sorting their friends from their enemies will not be easy–if possible at all.
As they venture into the shadows of political intrigue, the young sleuthing team will discover more than they signed up for . . .
Also On Its Way: Another Ambage Anthology
That’s right: the Ambage has another anthology on its way, and it’s shaping up to be even bigger and even better than before. I’ll keep you posted on that as well, so keep your eyes open!