And I’ll be doing my partying at the fabulous Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop on Saturday Dec. 9. Starting at 2pm I’ll be joining Con Lahene who writes the 42nd Street Library mysteries, and Patricia Abbott, author of SHOT IN DETROIT; AND legal thriller writer and attorney Mark Bello; AND Judy Lee Burke, author of BLACKROCK AND Meg Macy, author of BEARLY DEPARTED.
There will be snacks. More importantly there will be books. You should be there too.
When doing historical research, you end up reading strange books with strange titles. Take, for instance, this classic that was written for young men reading law in the Inner Temple by one Mr. John Impey:
Office of the Sheriff;
The Powers and Duties of those Offices.
The Manner of Appointing the High Sheriff, the Under Sheriff and their Deputies.
The Elections of the Serrifs of London and Middlesex with the Bye-Laws of the City Relating Thereto.
The Nature of Actions by and Against Sheriffs
All the Modern Determinations and Necesary Precedents of Retursn to Writs &c.
Office of the Coroner;
The Mode of his Appointment with the Power and Duties of Taking Inquisitions and Mode of Holding Courts, &c.
They were dismissed as hopeless—girls too plain, too shy, too gauche to stand any chance in the ruthless competition of the London season. But Helene Fitzgerald, Madelene Valmeyer, and Adele Edmundson have no intention of remaining wallflowers. Aided by the notorious novelist, Deborah Sewell, they form the Wallflower Pact and set out to find true love for themselves—and maybe even their chaperone.
Now you can read the whole story — the lives, loves and triumphs of:
Spring is in the air, and the Season is in full swing. I’m delighted to announce that Part 2 of the Regency Makeover series: THE STEPSISTER’S TRIUMPH is now available for pre-order. Check out an excerpt, click the link, and make sure your copy is ready and waiting for you April 19.
Heads up! I will be LIVE at the Writer’s Chatroom this Sunday, Feb. 21 from 7pm to 9pm EST. I’ll be talking about pseudonyms (I have lots), genre writing, good books, bad books, more books, and anything else you guys can think to ask. Hope to see you there!
Hear ye! Hear ye! We’ve got news! And it’s terrific news! MORE ROSALIND THORNE IS ON THE WAY! There will be not just one but THREE new Rosalind Thorne mysteries! Thanks so much to the fabulous Wendy McCurdy and Kensington Books for giving me the chance to continue Rosalind’s adventures. […]
Darcie Wilde writes her classically styled (not to mention stylish) mysteries as well as adventurous romances from a university town in a certain northern-midwestern state that has been known to bear some passing resemblance to a mitten. When not writing, she’s reading, cooking, hiking, swimming, climbing things, raising her rapidly growing son and trying to convince her cat — Buffy the Vermin Slayer — not to do any further damage to the furniture.