I’ve gone over to the light side! I have two three book contracts from Penguin (one for Obsidian and one for Berkeley Prime Crime) to write a cozy series. This is a big step for me, and something very different for my readers. I am having a lot of fun with these books and I hope my regular readers will also. The first series is the Lighthouse Library Series, set in a library in a lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am writing this series under the pen name of Eva Gates.
The first book in the series, By Book or By Crook, was released on February 3, 2015. Booked for Trouble will be out Sept 1, 2015, and Reading up a Storm, in April 2016.
Here’s a peek at By Book or By Crook:
For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.
Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.
Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending….
Eva Gates has her own web page: http://www.lighthouselibrarymysteries.com/ Check it out for updates on the book and some great pictures of the Outer Banks.
P.S. If you are wondering, I haven’t given up Molly Smith and John Winters and Trafalgar, B.C. They will be back in February 2016 with Unreasonable Doubt!