I was never one of those kids who knew I would be a writer when I grew up. As a matter of fact, I was going to be an actress. That’s what my mother always said and she gave me the title to prove it: Drama Queen. Well, obviously, that didn’t happen and today I am an author and loving every minute of my profession.
Although I love reading humorous stories, I’ve really locked into mystery and suspense. This is what I read and watch 98% of the time, and it’s why I write in the genre. As an avid reader and lover of anything suspense, my first writing turned into a 3-book series featuring NYPD Detectives Zachary Gerard and Jessie Kensington. Titles The Last Witness, Elusive Justice and Deadly Obsessions have received rave reviews, citing suspense-filled realism.
As an author for Montlake Romance, I’m currently in the copy edit stages of a standalone romantic suspense titled Blind Retribution. The heroine, Detective Max Turner, is a no nonsense female in the NYPD. Her case is complexity at its best and involves multiple homicides and what she ultimately believes to be an illegal heart transplant. And she’d be fine except she’s being badgered by Cory Rossini, a sinfully sexy but infuriating PI who keeps insisting she’s got her facts wrong. But he obviously doesn’t know Max.
Finally, to appeal to the masses, my agent is shopping around two cozy mystery series. The first three involve amateur triplet sleuths in the Cape May Capers: titled Death by Stiletto, Abra Cadaver and Here Comes the Tide. I also have a second cozy series featuring Glitzy Nash, small town amateur chef and sleuth in the Timber Creek Mysteries. This series has titles like Stone Cold, Ice Scream, and Lover Let Die
And although these amateurs may not have training to back up their sleuthing, they sure have the brains and follow-through to solve the crime. Well . . . maybe.
Emma Jameson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lord & Lady Hetheridge cozy mystery series. Book #1, ICE BLUE, Book #2, BLUE MURDER, Book #3, SOMETHING BLUE, and Book #4, BLACK & BLUE, are available now at Amazon, iBooks, BN.com, and Kobo. The next book in the series will be called BLUE BLOODED.
She is currently at work on DIVORCE CAN BE DEADLY, the second of her new series starring amateur sleuth Dr. Benjamin Bones. Set in Cornwall during the World War Two, the first book of that series is called MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER.
Shéa MacLeod is the author of the Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery series, as well as the international best selling paranormal romance series, Sunwalker Saga. Native of Portlandia. Addicted to lemon curd and Ancient Aliens. Kilt aficionado.