Book 1 of the Drusilla Thorne mystery series Ghosts are fun. Ghosts are easy to deal with. … Read More
I’ve added a prequel novella to Drusilla’s series — and it’s free, FREE, FREE everywhere e-books are sold (provided those places are Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble).
What were Drusilla and Stevie doing before they ever made it to Las Vegas, let alone Los Angeles? Well, for a while, they were in Texas. Then they got the hell out of Texas. And this book tells why.
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Woot, woot! It’s here, my new book: Everybody Takes The Money.
Drusilla Thorne and her sister Stevie return, and Drusilla is having just as much difficulty staying out of trouble as she did last time:
When Drusilla Thorne goes along with her friend to an interview of reality TV star Courtney Cleary, she’s expecting an easy afternoon. Instead, Courtney’s shady boyfriend Roger attacks Drusilla, landing her in the hospital. And he claims she assaulted him.
Then Courtney disappears. Since she’s the one person who can corroborate the truth about the assault, Drusilla tracks her down. But as soon as Drusilla finds her, the TV star is murdered right in front of her. And even though she didn’t see the killer, the killer clearly saw her.
Now Drusilla has to track the murderer down, clear her name, and stay alive in the meantime.
She can’t wait to find out the rest of the week has in store for her.
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Stevie had never been to Anne’s house in the Beachwood Canyon area before. For one thing, we lived near the Pacific Ocean, and Anne lived near 101. In terms of Los Angeles geography, this was not unlike us living in separate states. Also, Stevie had little need to visit Anne. She was my friend, not Stevie’s.
I drove up Beachwood Canyon, as I had many times after getting together with Anne, and autopilot took over, the way it does when you’re doing something for the forty-first hundred time. It took me a while to notice that my sister had launched forward in her seat and was staring rapturously out the windshield.
“What’s wrong?” I said.
She pointed before turning to me, the sweetest smile on her face. “The Hollywood sign,” she said.
I’d already gotten jaded about seeing it. “Yeah, Anne lives right under it.”
She giggled nervously. “There it is.” Her voice was breathy.
At that moment I was slammed with the realization that we’d been living in Los Angeles for two months and I hadn’t yet taken her to see the Hollywood sign. My sister loves television and movies to an unholy degree. Over the past decade watching TV and movies has been her main way of dealing with humanity. And yet here we were, in the center of the galaxy for TV and movies and I’d never taken her to see the archetypal symbol for the entire industry.
I also hadn’t taken her on any studio tours, to any of the theme parks, or to an actual film set.
I had, however, gotten us free room and board with an Oscar-winning film star. That had to score me some points in Stevie’s book.
Well, I could live in hope, I suppose.
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You Know Who I Am is free for a little while longer at Amazon. Pick up a copy!
I’m also doing a LibraryThing giveaway until April 18! This is for e-books (as opposed to Goodreads’s giveaway of paperbacks).
I’m going to give 3 paperback copies of You Know Who I Am to Goodreads members who enter in the giveaway contest. You have to sign up to be a Goodreads member, but I think that’s the only requirement! The contest signup period runs from March 31 through April 13, so don’t delay!