I had been writing Regencies for 15 years when my first mystery came out, in 1994. The 25th comes out in June. I've been working with the same editor at St Martin's Minotaur for TWENTY years, the longest of any of his authors!
Just in time for that anniversary, the first of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries is being reissued in trade paperback with a brand-new cover, by the artist who has been doing the art for the series since the 12th, Die Laughing.
In comparison, here is the original hardcover, as well as the large print, audio, UK, Polish, and a couple of German translation covers:
|first German edition|
|second German edition|
Interesting to see what different artists make of the story--or at least of whatever they've been told about it! I think the new one is far and away the best, though I don't recall giving Daisy a red scarf. I've already been asked for suggestions for the reissue of the second in the series, The Winter Garden Mystery, and I can't wait to see it (not coming out till Dec. 2016 so I guess I'll have to wait!).
Death at Wentwater Court trade pb due out March 17th, available for preorder.