In the English village of Winter Parva, baker Bert Simple is murdered during a pantomime performance. Private detective Agatha Raisin is hired by Gareth Craven, whom the press have fingered as the killer. He wants Agatha to help clear his name by finding the real culprit. Will the fact that Agatha is sidetracked by her quest to find love and companionship mean that the guilty person goes free? The Blood of an Englishman will be published in September.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.