It seems like more and more frequently, I am told about mystery book authors who are being dropped by their publishers. What a shame!!! Perhaps people are reading less books, or people are feeling the economy’s crunch and are now trading their books, or perhaps… well, I don’t know why, but it does seem to be a growing trend. Publishers simply aren’t as loyal and helpful as shows like Murder She Wrote would suggest that they are…
Remember when Jessica would be wined, dined, chauffeured around the city while looking for the “bad guys” (& “bad gals”) and then treated to a suite in a swanky 5 ♦ hotel? (That symbol is the closest I can get to a star…) Jessica would usually eat her room-service breakfast as she was heading out for a day of solving mysteries (in between making her appearances to sell her mysteries).
But there is good news for Lorna Barrett fans, as well as L. L. Bartlett fans, and Lorraine Bartlett fans, also! A very helpful librarian from the Indianapolis area (Thank you, AGAIN, Janet!) has just updated me on Barrett/Bartlett.
Lorna Barrett (aka L. L. Bartlett) will be starting a new mystery series called the Victoria Square Mystery Series. The first book in the Victoria Square Mystery Series is called A Matter of Murder, and will be published in the later part of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. The Victorian Square Mystery Series will feature Katie Bonner as the sleuth… She’s the first-found dead man’s beneficiary, and will have to do a lot of investigating to get to the bottom of the crimes that are taking place. (Yes, I did make that crimes… plural!)