Welcome, everyone!

For me the excitement of 2017 begins with the publication of What the Dead Leave Behind, the first in my new Gilded Age Mystery series, due out on April 25, 2017.

Since the opening scene is during the Great Blizzard of 1888, I thought you might enjoy seeing a few images of New York City after what was called the storm of the century blew in on March 12th of that year, three weeks before Easter.

There are many contemporary photos, sketches, and newspaper articles available if you’re interested in eyewitness accounts of what it was like to get caught in this deadly storm that took place more than 125 years ago. I have to warn you, though, once you start researching, you may not be able to stop!

The only thing I find more challenging and enjoyable than reading about exciting, fearful, or puzzling historical events is writing about what the historians left out, imagining what might have happened if…

I hope you’ll join me on this journey into the Gilded Age.


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