Wednesday, February 21, 2007

February 2007 News

February News

Bonjour Everyone,

I was just in NYC and received the first copy of Murder on Ile Saint-Louis from my editor in my hot little hands...and it was hot...the books had literally just come from the printers. I hope you like the cover...and whatís inside. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review which rendered me gobsmackedthatís Brit speak for knocked over the head.

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, the 7th Aimée Leduc Investigation, official publication date is March 1,2007. The idea for Murder on Ile Saint-Louis came from a real event - the chill Paris night my friendís neighbor discovered an abandoned infant left in her doorway. Doing the research, with the help of a prominent Left Bank attorney, I discovered the archaic Napoleonic law still in effect about abandoned babies, adoption and the sticky legal options. Sometimes real life is more amazing than fiction! Iíd love to see you if you can make it to a bookstore or library event, please check the tour schedule at events on Come say bonsoir and weíll talk Paris raise a glass of red...or white...or whatever.

The Redhead, my short story based on an incredible conversation I had with a woman who was a Resistance member during WWII, will be in PARIS NOIR. PARIS NOIR, a short story anthology edited by Maxim Jakubowskiwill be published late 2007 or 2008 in the UK by Serpentís Tail Press...a very cool publisher and Editions Rivages in Paris.

When ís the next trip to Paris people ask...Soon. I'm building up those frequent flyer miles and getting ready to sleep on my friend Anne-Françoise couch in Montmartre. The couch sits beside her one year old daughter Zouzou's crib...last October I fell asleep on it to an old French lullaby and Zouzouís little snores, the shadows of Montmartre cemetary outside the balcony windows...

Meanwhile all the best and hope to see you