I am delighted to announce the publication of my first cozy, The Outsmarting of Criminals, published last week. This is the first in a series featuring Miss Felicity Prim, who decides to leave the big city for a cottage in the country. Miss Prim believes that her ample experience in reading mystery fiction has prepared her for a new career in private detection. But she gets more than she bargained for when she discovers a crime in her new home.
The early reviews have been very kind and supportive:
“A pitch-perfect mash-up of the greatest traditional/cozy mystery trope … A pleasure from cover to cover.” – Library Journal (starred review)
“An absolutely charming mystery, with nearly every element of the book, from the cast of characters to the small town setting to the cleverly crafted plot itself, just about pitch perfect.” – Mysterious Reviews (5 stars)
“A delight to read.” — Gumshoe Review
“Recommended for lovers of traditional mysteries.” – Foreword Reviews
The Outsmarting of Criminals was great fun to write. It’s not only a cozy, it’s also an homage to the mystery genre, paying tribute to the genre’s many wonderful conventions in each chapter. If you choose to read it, I hope you enjoy it.