First Line: The urn the ashes came in was beautiful-- shiny and black, with an enamel swastika on one side.
Since protecting Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie Hope has been training as a new member of the Special Operations Executive, an elite black ops group whose mission is to aid…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments
First Line: The dead talk to me in my dreams. When I wake up, I can't remember what they said.
The elections are over, and there's a new sheriff in Maricopa County. Former Sheriff Mike Peralta and his friend and Deputy David Mapstone are out of jobs-- but not for long.…Continue
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 6:49pm
First Line: Magnolia Plantation wasn't really a Southern plantation, the guests milling about the wide verandahs and lush green lawn weren't really extras from Gone with the Wind, and that wasn't Scarlett O'Hara descending the curved staircase but my auntie KiKi in a green flouncy dress with…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:24pm
First Line: Eleven-thirty at night, sweaty in his evening suit and shattered after a heavy night playing Rachmaninov, Mel Ferran plodded out of the artists' exit on the south side of the Royal Festival Hall.
Things are a bit slow for the Criminal Investigation Division in Bath, England,…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:18pm