I’ve started writing a new series this summer: Double Barrel Mysteries. Thought I’d fill you in on what I’m doing and what I’ve been working on so you don’t think I’ve fallen off the edge of the planet, never to be published again. Although, I recently heard from a reliable source that the world is not actually flat, so… I guess I’m safe. No edge.
Double Barrel Mysteries is set in the Upper Peninsula along Lake Superior. My husband and wife sleuthing team, Blake and Shelby Gunner, solve murders while trying to keep their dilapidated Bed & Breakfast –The Drunken Sailor –from falling into complete disrepair, all while managing to attract actual paying customers.
Blake – or “Gun” as his fellow police officers called him before quitting the force after being shot in the line of duty – is still an investigator at heart. He thinks he’ll be happy with a more laid-back life of fishing, boating, hunting and napping in a hammock, but… You might be able to take the badge off the man but you can’t take the detective out of the man.
Shelby is in love with acting and the theatre. Her father was an English professor and she speaks Shakespeare as a second language. She plans to start a small town theatre company and host productions at the bed and breakfast. When murder happens, she falls happily into the role of sleuth and acts her way right into trouble.
Between the two of them, they start Double Barrel Investigations off with a bang.
As you can see, my husband and I made a recent trip to the Upper Peninsula and took a few pictures along the way. There is a lot of beautiful scenery and interesting places. Don’t be surprised if some of these spots make it into my story… maybe not the exact places and names but they may seem slightly familiar.
Leave your questions and comments below! Happy reading!