Earlier this week, I got a package from my publisher. It was the cover flats for book #2 in the Mystery Bookshop Mystery series, Read Herring Hunt. I’m happy to share the cover with you.
I loved the cover for The Plot is Murder. I didn’t think I could love a book cover more than I did that one. However, I think book #2 has stolen my heart. Whether it’s the amazing brownstone bookstore, the leaves falling (autumn is my favorite time of year) or my beautiful poodles on the steps, I don’t know, but I thinks it’s wonderful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cover. Kudos to Mary Ann Lasher, illustrator, and Kristine Mills, cover designer for coming up with such a fantatic portrayal. I hope the cover will entice readers to want to step inside the mystery bookshop to discover what mysteries lie inside. If they do, here’s a brief description of what they can expect in the Read Herring Hunt:
To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. To Samantha Washington, owner of the Market Street Mysteries Bookstore, Dawson is more than a tenant—he’s like an adopted son. But to the police, he is their prime suspect after his ex-girlfriend is found murdered. It’s more than enough real-life drama for Sam to tackle, but her role as a mystery writer also calls. Returning to the English countryside between the wars, she finds Lady Daphne Marsh in quite the quandary. Someone has tried to murder the scandalous American divorcée Wallis Simpson, for whom Edward VIII so recently abdicated his throne. It seems finding a suspect is no small challenge when most of England has a motive . . .
While Sam’s lawyer sister Jenna rushes in to build Dawson’s defense, Sam and her lively grandmother, Nana Jo, huddle up to solve the mystery and blow the whistle on the real killer. With the tenacious members of the Sleuthing Senior Book Club eager to come off the sidelines, Sam and her team just might stop a killer from completing another deadly play . . .
Read Herring Hunt is available for preorder everywhere books are sold. Release date is April 24, 2018.