England, 1811. At a carriage stop on the way to London, the newly widowed Lady Althea Trent meets Mr. Read of the Bow Street Runners, England’s first detectives. As an amateur scientist hoping for admission to the all-male Royal Society, Althea is intrigued by Read’s description of the Richmond Thief – a mysterious criminal stealing jewels from the aristocracy. In London, Althea’s host Lady Levanwood becomes the thief’s latest victim, and Bow Street is called in to investigate. Given Althea’s intelligence and position within society, Read enlists her help, pairing her with another Bow Street agent, the wealthy and inscrutable Duke of Norwich.
Despite an initial antipathy, Althea and the duke set out to ensnare the criminal. Plans go awry when Althea comes face to face with the masked Richmond Thief, who stirs her heart and slips through her fingers. Then two servants disappear from the Levanwood household, perhaps murdered by the thief. Althea must use all of her scientific acumen to unlock the thief’s secrets, unmask a murderer and untangle a strangely complicated relationship with Norwich. In the process of cracking the case, Althea will pioneer forensic science and crack open the doors of the Royal Society as well.
You guys, the fans of the Nerdy Girls series, are fantastic, hands down, no argument. Many of you are also as obsessed with the characters of the series as I am. In particular, James Paperelli, seems to be a favorite of the more romance-inclined readers. Rest assured that I am hard at work on Kidnappers and Nerdy Girls Tie the Knot, and that it will give you plenty of Liz, James, Nick, Holly, Ashley and all the rest. However, I know that it is a long wait, and so I decided to dig some material out of my vast collection of Nerdy Girls esoterica in order to give you an early Christmas present. This Naughty Bit takes a page out of traditional romance novels and goes beyond the closed bedroom doors of Liz and James on their first date at the end of Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late. I wrote this as a favor for some of my earliest romance-inclined readers and would now like to share it with all of you – for free on this site or as a $0.99 download on Kindle:
Nerdy Girls Naughty Bits (First Date)
I want to invite all of you to like the FB page for a new Marshfield TV program I will be hosting. The program will focus on local authors, readers and everything in between. We will start out (because it was easy) with my new book – Hell Made Easy. Please take a look and let me know what questions you have about me or the book!
Writers and Readers of Central Wisconsin
Hell Made Easy is now available as a Kindle download!