If you like the romance and charm of a classic film, my Double V Mysteries, set in New England in the late 1940s and early 1950s, will remind you of an era when dramatic stories were elegant, subtle, and even a grim walk down a dark alley might unexpectedly lead to the glamour of evening dress and a champagne cocktail. Juliet and Elmer, an heiress and an ex-con, become partners in crime-solving...and more. Enter a world of Mid-Century style and take a back seat in a sleek 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan for a fast ride to lose those mugs still tailing them.
My newest book, the seventh in my Double V Mysteries series - THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT KILLED, a Christmas story set in 1951, is now published! It's available in print and in eBook here at Amazon.
It's also available at this link from Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and a variety of other online shops!
Here's the blurb:
The week before Christmas 1951, Juliet and Elmer are hired by a retired factory owner to find the missing money his son-in-law stole sixteen years ago. The culprit is being released from prison. His wife is expecting him. So is her younger sister. So is the former co-worker who arrives to meet him at the train station with a gun.
Did the thief have an accomplice? How many, Juliet and Elmer included, are going to follow him in hopes of retrieving the stolen money from its hiding place?
It’s a holiday rush to get things done, and to wrap up old resentments, rivalries, and crimes, with a neat bow before the deadline of Christmas Eve when debts, and blackmail, comes due.
If you like the romance and charm of a classic film, this will remind you of an era of character-driven stories—and pop culture of times past comes alive again.
But trouble sometimes comes in small packages.
And there's trains in it, too. Grab your copy here!
I'm very pleased to be joining Sal St. George and his Living History Team for a Zoom talk on my Christmas in Classic Films book. The event is scheduled for Monday, November 20th at 10:00 a.m. ET. Please join us for a fun discussion on some of your favorites -- and perhaps a few you would not have considered to be Christmas classics. Here's the login info below:
Topic: Christmas in Classic Films with author, Jacqueline T. Lynch
Time: Nov 20, 2023, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Christmas in Classic Films is the perfect choice for the classic film fan on your Christmas list -- available in eBook and in print from Amazon.
Also available in eBook at Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and a variety of online shops here!
Recorded replay of Zoom presentation on BESIDE THE STILL WATERS:
Friday, December 3, 2021.
Here is a link to my recorded Zoom talk with photos and maps on the historical background of my novel Beside the Still Waters for the Amherst Historical Society of Amherst, Massachusetts, for those of you who were unable to join us.
The novel, a family saga, is about the four towns that were demolished to create the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts in the 1920s and 1930s. The story is about community and the loss of community, and how our hometowns make up a big part of our family heritage and our personal identities. Photos and map images accompany the talk.
Here's the link:
Author Talk - Beside the Still Waters - Amherst Historical Society
I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for reading...