... Alice Castle to my blog today. Hi Alice, thanks for being here and I believe you have a new book to tell me about. So over to you...
Thanks so much to Angela for hosting me today. It’s lovely to be able to talk about my second novel, The Girl in the Gallery. Like my first cozy crime whodunit, Death in Dulwich, the story owes a lot to its setting. I’ve always loved Dulwich Picture Gallery and, when I realised it was celebrating 200 years as a public gallery this year, I was determined to use this extraordinary building as a backdrop to the latest crime that my amateur sleuth, Beth Haldane, sets about solving. I started the book this April and have just managed to get it out before the year is over – it is being published on 19th December by Crooked Cat.
about the book... It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane has sneaked off to visit one of her favourite places, the world-famous Picture Gallery. She’s enjoying a few moments’ respite from juggling her job at prestigious private school Wyatt’s and her role as single mum to little boy Ben, when she stumbles across a shocking new exhibit on display. Before she knows it, she’s in the thick of a fresh, and deeply chilling, investigation. Who is The Girl in the Gallery? Join Beth in adventure #2 of the London Murder Mystery series as she tries to discover the truth about a secret eating away at the very heart of Dulwich.
As you can imagine, the mausoleum gets quite a lot of attention in my mystery, so I won’t say any more about it here, except to say that you definitely won’t find anything like it in any other art gallery.
|Cards carrying the portrait of Mrs Moody|
available from the gallery
Dulwich Picture Gallery is full of stories. I’m very proud to have added one of my own to the list. If you’d like to read The Girl in the Gallery, you can find it on Amazon, or at Village Books, Dulwich Books, Herne Hill Books or Clapham Books in south London. It’s the sequel to Death in Dulwich, but both books can be read as stand alone stories. My next book in the series is Calamity in Catford, due to be published by Crooked Cat in 2018, with Peril in Peckham to follow shortly.
Thanks again to Angela for hosting me and if you’d like to find out more about Beth or my series, do visit me at www.alicecastleauthor.com. I’m also on Facebook and on Twitter at @DDsDiary.