If you've been with me for very long, you know that Donis Casey's Alafair Tucker historical mystery series is one of my favorites. Having had the pleasure of meeting and talking with her several times, I knew that she did not want to continue the series into the Depression. I also knew that Casey had a built-in way to have her series "branch out" into fresh, green pastures-- Alafair's huge brood of independent-minded children.
As the children grow up and move out on their own, readers are treated to new adventures that Alafair can still have a part in because fans know she will always be a part of her children's lives.
You should have heard my little crow of delight when I saw proof of Casey's plan. Let me share it with you so you'll be ready to grab it when it's released!
|Available November 11, 2019!|
"Blanche Tucker longs to escape her drop-dead dull life in tiny Boynton, Oklahoma. Then dashing Graham Peyton roars into town. Posing as a film producer, Graham convinces the ambitious but naive teenager to run away with him to a glamorous new life. Instead, Graham uses her as cruelly as a silent picture villain. Yet by luck and by pluck, taking charge of her life, she makes it to Hollywood.
Six years later, Blanche has transformed into the celebrated Bianca LaBelle, the reclusive star of a series of adventure films, and Peyton's remains are discovered on a Santa Monica beach. Is there a connection? With all of the twists and turns of a 1920s melodrama, The Wrong Girl follows the daring exploits of a girl who chases her dream from the farm to old Hollywood, while showing just how risky—and rewarding—it can be to go off script."
I don't know about you, but ever since I read The Great Gatsby, I've loved reading about the 1920s, and the early days of Hollywood are the icing on my cake. A young girl champing at the bit to get out of a tiny little "nowhere town" is the perfect way for Donis Casey to keep on writing about the characters readers have come to know and love. I can't wait to read The Wrong Girl, and I hope you'll add it to your own pre-orders and wishlists!