Terri and I thought it best we finally release the name of our collaborative novel. We've had many requests from our readers and fans.
First, I want to recap to those who may not be familiar with what I'm talking about. Terri Ann Armstrong, fellow author and editor, and I have put together our distinct voices to bring to our readers one novel. Also, some of you that signed up to receive my WhoDunIt free quarterly newsletter were privy to an advance snippet of what the novel is about. For those who didn't get it, here is what you have to look forward to from Terri and I:
What do you get when you put two FBI agents, two police precincts, three CSI units, four murder victims, five suspects, two cross-dressers and one neurotic woman with a business partner who is a narcissistic, money-loving, ex-mob princess together? You get a story of grisly murders and forensic investigations rivaled by intense humor!
Starleen Maddox and Teresa Mancini find themselves front-and-center of an unspeakably horrible crime. But, all is not lost. They did what any two, law-abiding, "normal" citizens would do-they ran. And, oh yeah, they also started a PI business together. What a fortuitous coincidence since now they'd be equipped to investigate and solve the crime themselves, among others, of course.
But who are Starleen Maddox and Teresa Mancini? Starleen is as neurotic as they come and she and her craziness can be found in Terri Ann Armstrong's "Morning Menace", the first of her Menacing Trilogy. Teresa is the daughter of a mob boss who acts if the world was born just to serve her needs. Despite what she thinks, Teresa was born in "In the Name of Revenge", the first of my Ivanovich Series.
Wait! Two different characters from two different authors' novels? Are you crazy? No, we're not...okay, maybe our characters are a bit, but we're not. It's a collaboration that has never been penned on paper before (nor typed on a computer screen). How does that work? Well, it actually works very well and you can read it in...
"A STAB IN THE DARK"
The novel's name spilled from Terri's lips during one of our 'detail-hashing' sessions.
We are very excited to bring this new concept to our fans and readers! Stay tuned for the release date. I can tell you it will be early to mid-2011.