Sandra, I am so excited to interview you, and look forward to the excerpt of False Impressions tomorrow. Congratulations on the creation of Megan Scott and the publication of her first mystery, False Impressions (Megan Scott/Michael Elliott mystery). I absolutely LOVE the opening sentence. How long did it take you to write it?! Susan, thank you for inviting me. I’m thrilled to be here! I wrote False Impressions a decade ago but dug it out years later and revised it several times before I … [Read more...] about Meet Author Sandra Nikolai
Excerpt from Death Of A Serpent Saturday, November 3, 1866 Serafina reached into her pocket and handed Rosa a fresh handkerchief. “You got up early?” She nodded. “Middle of the night, I heard a sound, like a creature from the netherworld had me in chains and was dragging me away. At first I thought I was having a bad dream. But, no, I wasn’t sleeping. I got up, lit the lamp. The noise continued. Then I thought it must be a rowdy customer. The sound grew louder. Coming from … [Read more...] about Serafina & Rosa Discuss Murder
A baroness poisoned. Dark secrets. And one woman determined to uncover the truth. March 1870. Serafina Florio investigates the suspicious death of a baroness and uncovers a dangerous plot to destroy the heirs of a large fortune. The adventure leads her to a palatial villa in Bagheria, an aristocratic watering hole on Sicily’s gold coast where she pursues the truth despite haunting peril, diminishing funds, and a heady romance with her childhood sweetheart. Will she have enough time to … [Read more...] about Death started it. Madness moved it. Love ended it.
Excerpt from Death Of A Serpent Wednesday, October 24, 1866 The whole family sat together on the sofa, younger children piled on top of older laps. Horsehair tufted from a hole in one of the cushions. “You touched me,” Maria said. “Did not!” Totò held his finger out, almost, but not quite touching Maria’s arm. “Did so! Get away!” “Did not!” “Enough!” “But he’s rolling his train on my leg!” “Totò!” Serafina looked up at the crucifix. She heard children’s voices. They grew louder. “Can I … [Read more...] about She Should Be Here Soon
Excerpt from Death In Bagheria, publishing soon Her task accomplished, Serafina went to the window once again and gazed at the ornamental pools, the cork tree, the gazebo, the harbor in the distance. “Is your favorite still the gazebo?” she asked Rosa, resting against the wall. She answered in the affirmative, then pointed to a bench near the high grass. “What’s that—mist?” Serafina looked. “More substantial than that. I believe it’s someone sitting outside, but who could it be? Oh, for the … [Read more...] about What Adriana Saw