Afternoon, dear readers. Today is a very good day. Today, I play a small role in introducing you to a debut author and the amazing series she’s written. Rachel McMillan is a fabulous blogger and writer who I met through the little online publication called Femnista. In the last year or so, I learned that she was going to be putting that writing talent to paper as a published author. Needless to say, I’m happy for her. As the months went by and we learned more and more about Rachel’s series, I grew more and more excited.
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Last week, Rachel’s series launched with the release of her novella, A Singular and Whimsical Problem. Let me tell you, I can honestly say, it’s smashing, friends. Lots of fun sleuthing and of course, plenty of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson vibes.
But that’s not all there is to today’s post (there is actually quite a lot), so let’s keep it going.
Herringford and Watts Mysteries: A Singular and Whimsical Problem
Christmas, 1910. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts would be enjoying the season a lot more if they weren’t forced to do their own laundry and cooking. Just as they are adapting to their trusty housekeeper’s ill-timed vacation, they are confronted by the strangest mystery they’ve encountered since they started their private investigation firm.
In this bonus e-only novella, what begins as the search for a missing cat leads to a rabble-rousing suffragette and the disappearance of several young women from St. Jerome’s Reformatory for Incorrigible Females. From the women’s courts of City Hall to Toronto’s seedy docks and into the cold heart of the underground shipping industry, this will be the most exciting Christmas the girls have had yet…if they can stay alive long enough to enjoy it. – Goodreads, Add on Goodreads
The Bachelor Girls Guide to Murder
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.
Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.
While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so. Amazon │ Goodreads
Rachel has a second novella cover to reveal, and she asked about featuring that here. Naturally, I say YES! Because a.) I’m a huge cover candy snob; and b.) the cover team at Harvest House couldn’t have designed a more perfect concept for the series. Before having a peek at that new cover, let’s hear from Rachel. I am really excited to share the first glimpse at the next novella-sized Herringford and Watts story releasing June 2016.
I am an avid reader of Rissi’s blog and I thought it would be so fun to do a cover reveal here.
Of Dubious and Questionable Memory takes Jem Watts and Merinda Herringford from Toronto to Boston, Massachusetts and to Concord! Jem is especially excited because Concord was the home of Louisa May Alcott, writer of some of her favourite stories,
including Little Women.
This is the FIRST place I am sharing this cover and draft of the unfinalized cover copy so I hope you enjoy this exclusive sneak peek.
The Herringford and Watts business is never lacking clients nor mysteries of the curious and the commonplace. Lately, however,
business has been a little less curious and a little more dull: with little beyond a missing necklace and a kidnapped rooster to keep Merinda in deductive mode. Merinda may be bored stiff; but the newly married Jem welcomes the reprieve from danger and the opportunity to improve her limited domestic skills. Excitement soon arrives in a telegram from the girls’ suffragette friend Martha Kingston. Martha’s school chum Miri Winthrop was entertaining her cousin Del in historic Boston when she went missing during a day trip to Concord.Receiving no help from the authorities state-side, Miri turns to Martha who, in turn, recommends Herringford and Watts. When Merinda and Jem arrive in America, they are plunged into a world of strange affairs, purloined letters and a baffling mystery that lies in the heart of Orchard House, the homestead made famous by its long-time resident, Louisa May Alcott.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the cover.
COVER REVEAL: HERRINGFORD AND WATTS
Don’t you love this cover? It fits perfectly with the other novels in the series not to mention with the stories themselves. BIG thanks to Rachel for sharing her cover reveal here and with us. It was such fun! What are your thoughts on this “Cover Reveal: Herringford and Watts” book? Comment all your thoughts.
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