I’m pleased to announce that Ghosts in Glass Houses, my cozy-ish mystery novel, has been selected for publication by Kindle Press. The contract is for digital only, and the ebook will only be available for Kindle (including any device running the Kindle app) and through Amazon. But, I will be making a trade paperback available through all of the usual online sources. Publication date is not yet set, but I’m guessing late Summer.
A little about the book:
Marti Mickkleson sees ghosts. No one believes her except her great-grandmother. Since Grandma Bertie died the day Marti was born, her support isn’t worth much in the world of the living.
Ten years ago, Marti ran away from her wealthy family and the small town where she was known as “Marti Cray-Cray.” When she wakes up in a compromising position and sees her father standing over her, she thinks he owes her a big apology. After all, he’s dead and talking to her—and she talks back.
He doesn’t apologize. Instead, he claims he was murdered and demands she go home and do something about it. If she does, he’ll move on to the afterlife and leave her alone. If not, he’ll haunt her forever. With her life going downhill fast and nothing to lose, she agrees.
In Bicklesburg, she finds her once formidable mother in the throes of dementia, her perfect-prom-queen sister now a lawyer married to a not-so-perfect man, and her bad-boy high school boyfriend a private security guard watching over the family fortress.
Before Marti can decide if staying is worth it, her mother wanders away and is found cradling a bloodstained garden gnome. Marti is the only one who sees the ghost of her father’s former girlfriend hovering beside Mom, but it’s not long before the body is discovered.
With the help of Grandma Bertie, Marti must make peace with her family, deal with old friends and enemies and new scandals—and uncover a murderer without ending up a ghost herself.