No Cure for the Dead—Coming from Crooked Lane Books, Releases May 8, 2018!
I am pleased to announce that Crooked Lane Books has made an offer for a new historical mystery series that I have developed, featuring Florence Nightingale as the protagonist. Violet Harper has performed undertaking work for the Nightingale family, and I am excited to have readers meet a much younger Violet in the book. Before the little wisps of gray began to show up on Violet and her corset began to shrink!  I hope you will enjoy the series. The development of nursing is almost as fascinating as that of undertaking, although of course, Violet will always prefer corpses to patients! This title is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Click here to order your copy.


The Deadly Hours—Coming from Sourcebooks in April 2019!
I have also been busy on another quick mystery Violet solved in March 1870, involving a pocket watch that seemed to be cursing the lives of those who owned it.  Violet had quite a time unraveling the true source of the watch’s evil. My story will be featured in an anthology of stories I am writing, along with Susanna Kearsley (LOTS of fabulous romantic historical fiction), Anna Lee Huber (Lady Darby mysteries), and C.S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries).  I admire all of their books and this is a great honor for me.

Christine’s Appearances

May 17, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm—Girl’s Night Out

Turn the Page Bookstore
18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro, MD

Join me, along with authors Nora Roberts, April Hunt, Melissa Foster, Christina Griffin, Lee Doty, and Kendi Thompson, for an evening of hand massages, henna tattoos, champagne, refreshments, door prizes, and much more…including a book signing! If you live nearby, hope to see you there. Find more event information at or phone 301-432-4588.

May 19, 2018, 2:00pm—Living History Presentation & Book Signing
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
6 Clouser Road
Mechanicsburg, PA

An Hour with “The Lady with the Lamp”
Join me as I portray Florence Nightingale, telling the story of her fascinating, world-changing life from her own unique point of view. Book signing to follow. 

August 4, 2018—Guest Panels, Workshops, and Book Signings

Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Road, Suffolk, VA

Over 40 mystery authors, headlined by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner/Leigh Perry, come together for one magical day of panels, workshops, and signings. There are plenty of networking opportunities with your favorite mystery authors, including a separately ticketed author reception. See the link for a complete list of attending authors. I will also be presenting a workshop, “A Day in the Life of Death: Walking Through a Victorian Funeral.”

May 3-5, 2019—Guest Panelist & Book Signing
More details to come.