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I am the author of three and a half mystery series and two dozen short stories. The six books in the Camilla MacPhee mysteries feature feisty Ottawa sleuth and victims' advocate, Camilla MacPhee, her unique office assistant, Alvin Ferguson, her eccentric friends and her interfering family of Cape Bretoners as well as the new man in her life, Sgt. Ray Deveau. Our sympathies, Ray. A seventh book is in the works.
Forty-five minutes north of Ottawa, in the fictionalized village of St. Aubaine, Quebec you might run into my second character, Fiona Silk, a failed romance writer with no sex life, most recently attempting to write an erotic cookbook (as if). Too Hot to Handle, followed Lament for a Lounge Lizard, and is still going strong, maybe because there are recipes included, maybe because of the cover. I love the cover image which was based on a painting by Victoria Maffini.
The Charlotte Adams adventures take place in New York State, about two hours north of NYC, and feature a thirtyish professional organizer, reconnecting with her friends and getting her life and business together in a community in the Hudson Valley. Of course, she is slightly distracted as the bodies pile up, but she's equal to the task. The fifth Charlotte Adams Mystery The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder was a Top Pick in the RT Book Reviews with 4 1/2 stars and later won the 2012 RT Award for Best Amateur Sleuth mystery. No extra charge for the organizing tips, which you are free to use or ignore.
My daughter Victoria Maffini and I are very happy with the reaction to our book collector mysteries, which we are writing as Victoria Abbott. The first book is called The Christie Curse hit the shelves on March 5, 2013. We're mixing in mystery, a bit of romance, a dash of humor and of course, a nibble or two of delicious food. Book Two in the series, The Sayers Swindle, hit the shelves on Dec 3, 2013. The third book, The Wolfe Widow, will be out in September, 2014. Please visit our website www.victoria-abbott.com for news, contests and more...
If you love short stories, my Agatha and Arthur Ellis winning mystery short, So Much in Common (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is available at no charge through EQMM at this address.
Various characters from these series show up on the 30th of every month at www.KillerCharacters.com and I am very happy to be sharing recipes on www.MysteryLoversKitchen.com on the second and fourth Saturday each month and tickled to have joined The Cozy Chicks at www.cozychicksblog.com. Hope you will become a regular at these fun blogs.
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