Preview of My Third Lesbian Mystery

The third Detective Laura McCallister mystery is about three-quarters finished. In desperate need of some motivation for the sprint at the end of a marathon, I’ve decided to post the first two chapters of the book. Like McCallister, I don’t like unsolved murder cases, and I don’t like making people wait. So… I’ll put the dead body and the unfinished book in front of you. I’m figuring, hoping, praying this will be akin to painting myself into a corner. Right? Write!

You can find the two-chapter excerpt here.


2 thoughts on “Preview of My Third Lesbian Mystery

  1. Okay, you got me with the sample. I would have been more than happy to keep reading.

    I finished Secrets & Sins a few days ago, and even though I liked it, Woman Justice is still my favorite. (I like Laura more in the second, though. Holly, too.) There was something about that book that got me. The first time I got to the end, I simply did a big WHOA, and tried to figure out all the things I missed. The second time I read it, I saw better what you did. Or maybe more what I did to myself. I watched Millicent seduce Emily, but I think I’m the one who got seduced. I shouldn’t have wanted her to go off the deep end, but I did. Like being so relieved when Millicent showed up at the door after Emily freaked out that I didn’t even pay attention to the guy at the door.

    Or the ring! If you read mysteries you should know enough to keep everything that’s in the first chapter foremost in your mind until the very end. But I didn’t. I got side swiped like Emily got side swiped.

    The third time I read it, I read all three story lines separate. The investigation. Then the Emily Millicent stuff. Then the stories. Things are easier to see that way but it doesn’t make for the same wild ride. I think it is one of the most convoluted stories I’ve ever read, and I really mean that as a compliment. Even on the second read, when I knew the ending, I still liked it. I liked it (alot, can you tell?), I liked the second one, and I’m figuring I’ll like the new one. Keep writing, please. 🙂 I will try the adventure clubs books until then.


  2. I’m glad you liked Woman Justice, and I will take “convoluted” as a compliment. The idea of you being seduced and sideswiped right along with Emily is very interesting, as is “[wanting] her to go off the deep end.”

    The LAC books will give you more Holly and Laura but in a much different way.

    I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts—and for reading my stuff to begin with. Take care.

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