Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Release date is one week from today! (And I'm wondering, Did no one look at the calendar and realize 1 March also just happens to be Super Tuesday?)
No grand book signing tour this year, but I do have a few signings lined up.
First up is a signing here in New Orleans at the Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, 5 March.
And then on 19 March I'll be doing a signing in Houston at Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. That'll be at 4:30 pm.
On May 7th, I'll be in Phoenix, Arizona, for a small conference at The Poisoned Pen. More about that later.
And then in September I'll be at the Bouchercon Conference here in New Orleans. There will be a signing associated with that, but nothing has been finalized yet.
I think I mentioned before that WHEN FALCONS FALL takes place entirely outside London--far from London, in fact. It makes for an interesting and different dynamic.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Release date is just two weeks away! I'm currently nursing an awful cold and trying to summon the energy to clean up the mess left by some "minor" renovations that were supposed to take 1 1/2 days last week and instead $$$$$stretched to yesterday. But anyway, here is a great review from Library Journal:
WHEN FALCONS FALL: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C. S. Harris
"When Emily Chance's body is discovered near the Shropshire village of Ayleswick-on-Teme in 1813, the local squire calls on Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, to investigate the suspicious death. Sebastian soon discovers that the widow was not what she pretended to be and several people had motives for her murder. [I'm going to snip a few lines here about aristocrats and smugglers and Lucien Bonaparte because I don't want to give away a key plot point.] It's up to Sebastian and Hero, his intrepid wife, to figure out which secret killed Emily before it destroys them, too. VERDICT Harris's 11th series installment (after Who Buries the Dead) is both an engrossing tangled mystery and astonishing tale about a tragic search for identity. An excellent choice for St. Cyr fans and readers of historical mysteries. ---Marlene Harris, Reading Reality, LLC, Duluth, GA"
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
This is the time of the year when everyone else in the country hums along working as usual while New Orleans spends ten days throwing a crazy wild party. Even if you don't go to parades (and I'll confess that these days I usually only go one day or night), it's hard to escape the spirit of the times. A huge percentage of businesses and factories close Monday and Tuesday; all the schools do (actually, many are closed on Wednesday, too, in anticipation of everyone being too hungover to be of any use).
So here are some photos, including a shot of the 610 Stompers, a male marching group that is a real hoot. And at the end is a video I made for Danielle a few years ago when she was going to school down in Florida and very unhappy that she was missing all the fun. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!