I am delighted to share with you the cover for my next novel, THE DEADLY HOURS, releasing September 1, 2020.

This book is a favorite project of mine. It is my first collaborative effort with other authors and I would happily work with any or all of them again. Susanna Kearsley writes some of the most lush, moving historical time slip novels I’ve ever read. They stay with you for weeks afterward. C.S. Harris’s Sebastian St. Cyr series is a regency delight, as we follow the dark and brooding aristocrat through twists and turns in his own personal journey through 14 books (#15 is coming in April 2020).

Anna Lee Huber authors three different historical mystery series, but my favorite will always be the Lady Darby historical mystery series. I am personally very gratified that my own story within THE DEADLY HOURS connects directly to hers. The idea to write a multi-authored book was hers.

Eager to know the story of THE DEADLY HOURS? From the publisher:

A stellar line-up of historical mystery novelists weaves the tale of a priceless and cursed gold watch as it passes through time wreaking havoc from one owner to another. The characters are irrevocably linked by fate, each playing a key role in breaking the curse and destroying the watch once and for all.
From 1733 Italy to Edinburgh in 1831 to a series of chilling murders in 1870 London, and a lethal game of revenge decades later, the watch touches lives with misfortune, until it comes into the reach of one young woman who might be able to stop it for good.

Susanna’s story is set in 1733 Italy, Anna’s in 1831 Edinburgh, and mine in 1870 London. Yes, Violet Harper is on the scene! C.S. Harris wraps up the book with a compelling story set during World War II.

Early reviews are in:

“Charming… Four interconnected visits to a world of danger, wit, beauty and genuine romance. Treat yourself!”―ANNE PERRY, internationally bestselling author

“A fantastic read.”―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author

“What a treat!”―Victoria Thompson, USA Today bestselling author

The book is available for pre-order from your favorite online bookseller:
Barnes & Noble

I hope you enjoy Violet’s next adventure, discovering the secrets of a cursed gold watch traveling through the centuries.