Time to Start a New Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery

I just received a contract for the Tempe mystery that will appear in the fall of 2011, and I'm working on the edits for the next Rocky Bluff P.D. novel which I don't have a title for yet. Now it's time to start gathering ideas and doing a bit of brainstorming about the plot for the next Deputy Crabtree tale.

One thing I know is that I'd like Nick Two John to play a bigger part in this tale. Another thing I know is that there won't be a murder on the reservation this time around. My murder victim will be someone who lives in Bear Creek and perhaps more than one. I do have to be careful though, I don't want Bear Creek to become another Cabot Cove of Jessica Fletcher fame.

I need some interesting and colorful characters who people will enjoy reading about whether they end up being murder victims or suspects.

In the next few days I'll start jotting down ideas, playing around with scenarios and see what I can come up with.

Anyone with some good ideas, feel free to share them. If I use one I'll acknowledge you in the front of the book. Is that incentive enough? You can leave a comment or send me an email.

I'll be looking forward to hearing from you.



Vicki Rocho said…
Ohh...I have an idea...I'll email ya!

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