Edwin of Wimborne – the first book

The first Edwin of Wimborne mystery is still in search of a publisher. Sometimes that can be a long process! However, this is what the first book is about. It’s a mystery set in the time of King Alfred featuring the fictional detective couple Lord Edwin and Lady Molgifu (Molly).

England, AD 879. Called away from his own wedding to accompany his brother on an urgent diplomatic mission for King Alfred of Wessex, the young royal official Lord Edwin of Wimborne becomes suspicious of an ‘accidental’ death that occurs during their stay in neighboring Mercia. As Edwin investigates he uncovers a tangle of deadly ambitions around the Mercian kingship. Back at home, Edwin’s bride Molly becomes embroiled in events that may have far-reaching consequences as well. Can Edwin unravel the true course of events in time to save an innocent man and foil a disastrous political plot bolstered by a band of renegade Vikings? When Molly finds the royal estate of Wimborne prey to neglect, embezzlers and seething local discontent, can she turn the tide and make it safe for King Alfred?

British Book Bonanza!

This year I was one of two hundred or so who had the pleasure of attending the Bodies from the Library conference via Zoom. This is an annual conference about Golden Age detective fiction hosted by the British Library. It was very exciting to hear many favorite bloggers and authors, including the authors of books pictured here. Attendees were invited to purchase discounted books from the British Library Bookshop. These were my choices–can’t wait to dive in!