Celebrating Publication Day
My Victorian Detective novel The Mystery Of The Stolen Brides: An Inspector Dearborn Case is published today!
This morning I woke up with a glorious feeling which I can recommend to everybody … IT’S DEARBORN DAY. HIP HIP HOORAY! THROW HATS IN THE AIR AND DO AN EMBARRASSING LITTLE DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET!
I originally had this story published in London and New York in 1978 titled A Portrait of Barbara. It was billed on publication as a horror story and was given a gaudy bright green cover, which I never felt comfortable with. In fact I did not re-read the novel until I felt inspired to revise it from a different perspective last year.
My grandfather Harry Floyd was an Edwardian London policeman. His father was a Thames River policeman in Victorian times. He told me many anecdotes about those days, which inspired me to write about my Victorian Detective character Inspector Dearborn. This is the first in a series of stories about him.
Now I have revised this story and written a new ending, I am deeply honoured to have it published in Little Brown’s Crime Vault, shoulder to shoulder with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many other crime writer greats.
It’s exciting to see that there is already a 5-star review on Amazon today, a good omen indeed.
The Victorian Detective story is currently available in ebook format from the link at the top of the page.
Gratefully saluting my Grandad Harry Floyd today on Publication Day, with thanks for telling me so much about Victorian and Edwardian police life. His favourite tipple was a whisky mac, whisky and ginger wine, which he pronounced with a distinctive whistle on the ‘s’. I’ll be raising one of those to him in celebration! Cheers!
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