Tuesday, September 20, 2011

India Black is Back!

Just a quick note to express my excitement -

I walked into the book shop today to find a glossy, lovely copy of Carol K. Carr's newest India Black novel: India Black and the Widow of Windsor (A Madam of Espionage Mystery) waiting for me.

Woo hoo!

From the back cover:
Whether running a brothel or running from danger as a spy for Her Majesty, India Black knows how to use the tricks of the trade. This time she's off to Scotland to ensure the Queen doesn't end up getting killed...

When Queen Victoria attends a seance, the spirit of her departed husband, Prince Albert, insists she spend Christmas at their Scottish home in Balmoral, a deviation from her usual practice. The prime minister suspects Scottish nationalists are planning to assassinate the Queen - and sends the ever-resourceful India and the handsome British spy French to the Scottish Highlands undercover.

French will take the high road, looking for a traitor among the Queen's guests - and India will take the low road, disguised as a servant in case an assassin is hiding among the Queen's household staff. For her part, India doesn't need a medium to predict that someone at Balmoral is determined that this Christmas will be Her Majesty's last...

It's set for release on October 4, 2011.

For the last week or so I've gobbled up Outlander, and the first half of Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon. They're entertaining to the extreme, but I feel a bit silly feasting on all of these "trashy" historical romances. While the students across Grand River Ave. are (hopefully) toiling away at their studies, I'm reading about sexy Scots with windswept hair and kilts. Oh, geez...

Not complaining, just pointing out my silliness...

The 54th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show is this Sunday, in Lansing. Looks like I won't have a chance to enjoy Ms. Carr's newest until next week.

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