It’s the Holidays!


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.

Longest Title Ever

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:

The Practice

of the

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.


The Practice

of the

Office of the Coroner;


The Mode of his Appointment with the Power and Duties of Taking Inquisitions and Mode of Holding Courts, &c.

The Regency Makeover Trilogy is Complete!

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:

Lady Adele Endicott — The Bride Behind the Curtain

Miss Madelene Valmeyer — The Stepsister’s Triumph

Lady Helene Fitzgerald — An Exquisite Marriage

Bride Behind the Curtain CoverStepsisters Triumph CoverAn Exquisite Marriage Web Cover