The next Dusty Kent book is not yet ready. Unfortunately, juggling teaching and writing and other commitments leaves me with too little time. I'm excited about Book #5, Tooting Moon, which will now be published in 2020 not the end of 2019 as planned. BUT the cover is ready! Let me know what you think.
In Tooting Moon, one of Brigid George’s most ingenious mysteries, Dusty Kent must expose a killer of women. Beautiful Tiri Welsh and her husband Blake Montgomery were iconic Hollywood stars adored by millions around the world. All that changed one dark night in the Indian Ocean, when Tiri drowned under mysterious circumstances. The truth behind her death was never uncovered.
For fifteen years,Tiri’s sister fought tirelessly to expose Montgomery as his wife’s murderer. Finally, she turns to Dusty Kent.
(My thanks to Clarissa of Yocla Book Design for the awesome cover.)
My travelling is one of several reasons why I am way behind schedule with the writing of Tooting Moon.
In September I took time out to go to London for my niece’s wedding. Apart from having a wonderful time at the wedding I also saw a few sights. Here I am at Scotland Yard - released after hours of interrogation. Just kidding! My niece's father-in-law asked a couple of London bobbies to get in the picture with me but as they were armed to the teeth, they explained they were not permitted to get up close and personal with members of the public. Fair enough!
I also visited the suburb of Tooting (which features in the title of Dusty Kent Mystery #5) as well as a house in Norwood that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived in between 1891 and 1894.
From London I went to Sicily for ten days. It was a much needed break in a warm climate and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is a picture of Mount Etna taken from the balcony of Il Sole Castello in Taormina on the east coast of Sicily.
Taormina has been a place of inspiration and refuge for many creative people over the years, including Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote.
In July 2019 Team Dusty travelled to Broome, Western Australia to research the setting for Tooting Moon.
Here is the link to our adventures and pictures. Dusty Kent in Broome.
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Until next time... JB (aka Brigid George)
UPDATE February 11, 2020: I managed to spend a lot of time on Tooting Moon during my break from teaching in January. I'm excited that it is now in the final stages of production and on track for publication in the first half of this year. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
UPDATE May 10, 2020. The publication of Tooting Moon has been delayed due to Covid 19 pandemic. I still hope to release the book in 2020 but nothing is certain at this stage.