Today is release day for my book PAGING THE DEAD. Happy to finally have it out there.
I’m very fond of my characters, Sophreena McClure, who is a thirty-something genealogist and her business partner Esme Sabatier, who is a Creole woman “of a certain age.” Both characters appreciate what family means, but happen to find themselves without one at present, so they make their own, bringing the members of their genealogy group into their little tribe.
Sophreena and Esme’s genealogy service is very successful, due in part to Esme’s secret abilities to receive cryptic messages from the dead.
When one of their wealthy clients is murdered Sophreena and Esme become suspects and act quickly to clear their names and protect their reputations. But in the small town of Morningside, North Carolina the suspects abound and Sophreena and Esme must delve back into the past to explore the tangled roots of their client’s family tree before then can discover the motive for her death.
I make no claims to being a professional genealogist like Sophreena. I’m a rank amateur still fumbling around trying to figure how to get the information I want regarding my own family’s gnarly tree. But this was a fun book to write and I learned some things along the way. If you give it a try I hope you will, too.