Here it is – Publication Day in Australia and New Zealand (sorry UK and US, you have to wait until 2013).
Down-Under is doing me proud with impressive promotions. Hachette NZ’s Publisher’s Promise is amazing:- if you don’t like SHADOWS ON THE NILE, you get your money back. How cool is that? Boosts a gal’s confidence no end!
So what’s the book about? It’s 1932. Jessie Kenton is living a busy life in London in turbulent times when her brother Tim, an archaeologist of Egyptian artefacts, goes missing. Jessie vows to find him and teams up with Monty Chamford to follow a trail of clues that Tim has left in his wake. Together they decipher the clues that lead them to Egypt but there are powerful people who do not want her brother found. In the relentless heat of the desert Jessie and Monty fall in love, but nothing is as it seems. Jessie starts to wonder how much Monty really knows about her brother’s disappearance …. while death and deception stalk the Nile.
There is an element in the story that will come as a surprise, I think. It goes in a different direction from my other books – but I’m not going to reveal it here. You gotta read it to discover what it is! I hope you enjoy the journey.