Months in which I have a new
release from Midnight Ink!
This time, it's KNOCK ON WOOD, my
second Superstition Mystery.The series
features Rory Chasen, a superstition agnostic who's come to Destiny, California, which is all
about superstitions, to learn their reality after her fiancé walked under a
ladder and was killed.Her arrival, and
the first murder she has to solve, was described in the first Superstition
Mystery LOST UNDER A LADDER.In that
book, she's also asked to manage the Lucky Dog Boutique by its owner, whose
life Rory's lucky black and white dog Pluckie saves.
In KNOCK ON WOOD, Rory's best
friend Gemma arrives for a visit, stays to manage the nearby Broken Mirror
Bookstore, and winds up being a murder suspect.Guess who has to help clear her.
I love writing cozy
mysteries!I like putting myself in the
figurative shoes of my protagonists.Not
that I'd ever want to stumble over a dead body or have to save my friends or myself
from arrest by figuring out whodunit, but it's a wonderful outlet for my active
Plus, all my mysteries star
dogs--and I'm a real dog lover.In fact,
as I've been sitting here writing this post and some other material I've had to
leave my computer for a few minutes now and then when instructed by one of my
dogs to take them outside or open the front door so they can see the world and
seek treats that neighbors bring!
And with the Superstition
Mysteries, I get the added benefit of researching and including all kinds of
superstitions.Yes, the most common ones
like--of course--knocking on wood and crossing fingers are there a lot, and
there's at least one black cat in Destiny, but I also use many less known
Which ones?Well, you could always pick up a copy of LOST
UNDER A LADDER and, in a couple of days, KNOCK ON WOOD and find out!