By the time you receive this newsletter, I will have started my book tour to mark publication of ELEGY FOR EDDIE. On Monday I'll be at the famous Poisoned Pen bookstore, and on Tuesday it's Houston and Murder By The Book. On to Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, CA, and at the end of the week I'll be in Sacramento at the Left Coast Crime conference, where I am thrilled to be a Guest of Honor along with writer John Lescroart.

Already there seems to be quite a buzz around Elegy for Eddie, the new novel featuring Maisie Dobbs. And I know I've said this before, but I am just thrilled to bits that so many people are talking about the cover, especially as my Friesian gelding, Oliver, was the "model" for the horse depicted—though I think Oliver would snort a bit if faced with a cart to pull.

They say you can't tell a book by its cover, and that's a true enough maxim, however, there's much on the cover of Elegy for Eddie that resonates in the story. You see traditional horse-power vying for a place alongside the new horsepower; there's London's river, the Thames, holder of so many of the capital's secrets for centuries—and there, with the lights blazing, is one of the centers of power—the Houses of Parliament. You'll find out about another center of power in Elegy for Eddie—Fleet Street, the home of the city's newspaper industry, a street named after another famous river, the subterranean Fleet, that runs below the streets of London to meet old father Thames.

Take care—hope to see some of you along the way on the book tour.

Many blessings,


ELEGY FOR EDDIE will be on sale in stores starting March 27th, or you can order using the following links:

Barnes & Noble