Thursday, December 5, 2013

First Teaser for the Next Rocky Bluff P.D. Crime Novel


 
Since I just sent off the corrections needed on the first galley proof for Murder in the Worst Degree  it will be a while until it will be available for purchase. The target date for publication is this coming March.

At this stage, I can't even envision a cover.

For those of you not familiar with this series, Rocky Bluff is a fictional beach town located between Santa Barbara and Ventura. And though it might have some similarities to Carpenteria, it's located farther south so it is in Ventura county. Despite the fact that it isn't a real place, it seems very real to me. I can see it in my mind's eye and of course I visit each time I write or think about one of the books.

The series centers around the men and women who work for the Rocky Bluff Police Department and their families. I like to think of them as an ensemble cast and hope that readers are like me and want to know how things are progressing in their lives.

Though every book is complete in that whatever crimes crop up will be solved by The End, the characters and whatever problems they are facing continue on.

If you're wondering about the title, a friend from Nipomo suggested it for me and I decided to start writing and see what happened.

One of the major characters in the plot that unfolded called Evelyn Cullet is named after someone who won a contest to be a character in my next book. Evelyn is an Internet friend and a fellow mystery writer.  I hope she likes her namesake.
 
That's enough for the moment.
 
If you'd like to see what happened in the latest book available, Dangerous Impulses is available in paper and for Kindle through Amazon.
 
 
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2 comments:

Evelyn Cullet said...

I can't wait to read, Murder in the Worst Degree. That's a great name for a mystery novel. I think it's going to be a lot of fun being a character in your new Rocky Bluff mystery.

Patricia Gligor said...

Marilyn,
I've read (and loved) every book in your Rocky Bluff P.D. series and I can't wait to read "Murder in the Worst Degree."
Also, it will be interesting to read about the character you've created and named after Evelyn Cullet, one of my online friends and a wonderful writer too.