It’s time to let the black cat out of the bag: The first issue of Black Cat Mystery Magazine, due out in September, will include a short detective story by me!
I’m excited and honored to be in at the start of a new home for mystery fiction. Subscribe or buy a copy now.
My story, “Murder at Madame Tussaud’s,” includes well researched descriptions of the famous wax museum as it actually looked at the time of the story, 1888. The amateur sleuth, Professor Carlo Stuarti, is an Italian-born magician known as “The Count of Conjuring.” But he claims to be much more. His “Watson,” American press agent Jack Barker, promotes his boss with the willing help of a fetching female journalist.
Sherlock Holmes is nowhere in sight, but Sherlockians will have fun recognizing numerous references to people and places from the Canon.
I feel a new series coming on!