It's been a really long journey...but I'm pleased and humbled to finally be a published novelist, with today's release of A Murder at Rosamund's Gate (St.Martin's Press/Minotaur Books).
And to see all those troubling questions which plagued me for so long, finally resolved. Such questions included:
- How did London communities monitor themselves, before the rise of a "real" police force?
- What kind of evidence could someone use to identify a murderer, before the birth of modern forensics?
- How could an uneducated servant find justice for a murdered friend?
- And of course, the hardest question of all: Whodunnit! The first draft I wrote, years ago, lacked the murderer. So suffice it to say, over multiple drafts, I hoped it would all be resolved!