I am sooo excited! Today is the day. Today is the day that The Case of The Purloined Picasso is officially published. I am so excited to see Nick and Norton out in the world! All I can do at this point is hope that readers find them and embrace them. There is only so much an author can do after the book is published. (An believe me, I’m doing all that I can.) But at some point, a book is like a child that has grown up. Like a grown child, a book has to find it’s own way in the world. The author can only hope they make friends and are successful.
The second book in the series, it doesn’t even have a working title yet, is already underway. In the next book, Nick and Norton will face murder at an auto auction!
My name is Dorothy Ackroyd and I write mysteries. I write what they call “cozy” mysteries, those tales of murder and mayhem that take place in country villages or other close communities with a reoccurring cast of characters. Some of those characters you will come to love, others, you may come to love to hate.
The mysteries take place primarily in San Francisco or up in the Sierra foothills east of San Francisco. I know you may not think of San Francisco as a country village, but like most big cities, San Francisco is made up of neighborhoods that feel and function like small towns. The City is also home to many communities of people who are linked by family, fortune, or fate. These communities also function like small towns within the bigger City of San Francisco.
I look forward to introducing you to Nick and Norton, art gallery owners and occasional sleuths. And I’m sure you will enjoy the stories I have planned for Kate Brookside, my Sierra foothills mother of two, business woman, and amateur detective. These characters are smart, fun, and determined to see that wrongs are righted and justice is done.