This is Sara Carrick’s fabulous cover for the Mesdames of Mayhem’s fourth crime fiction anthology, In the Key of 13, which will be released this fall by Carrick Publishing.
There are 19 stories in the collection, all on the theme of music. My story, “Farewell to the King,” is a homage to Elvis Presley. I got the idea for the piece two summers ago, on the 40th anniversary of the King’s death. The anniversary brought back memories of a trip I took to Memphis. I was assigned to cover the King’s funeral for the Montreal Star where I was working as a reporter. A group of us flew from Montreal to Memphis–for the day–where we joined thousands of mourners.
Ed Piwowarczyk has just finished editing the collection, and now it goes into production.
The print launch will be on Saturday Oct. 26 at Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore in Toronto.
Mark that date!