I was delighted to see that Uncharted Waters was among Marian Misters’ picks for November in The Merchant of Menace, the Sleuth of Baker Street’s monthly newsletter. Here’s what Marian had to say:
I read ROSEMARY MCCRACKEN’s latest offering in her Pat Tierney series, Uncharted Waters (#4) ($19.99) and really enjoyed it. Pat is heading into uncharted waters when she decides to set up her own financial planning practice and wants to buy an existing business. Trouble starts just after the sale documents are signed and the man she bought the business from is found dead. Murdered, of course! Not a good way to start out on your own! Part of the enjoyment of reading the book for me is its setting. Most of the action takes place in and around Toronto, and I can follow the characters and say, yes! I know where that is. Her previous book, Raven Lake(#3) ($19) was similar, as it is set mostly in cottage country, and again I felt like I knew where I was going. Pat has a complicated life, full of events and responsibilities that are similar to all of us, but throw murder into the mix and she has her hands full. Especially when the son of the dead man from whom she has just bought the practice is claiming that the business sale is not legitimate and he starts defaming her character! Twists and turns, interesting info. on how financial planners work (especially if you are thinking of using one), diverse characters, good plot… the book zipped along at a fast trot and before I knew it, I had finished it.
Marian and J.D. Singh own and operate Toronto’s only mystery bookstore. The Sleuth of Baker Street offers a great selection of crime fiction and true crime books; if they haven’t got what you want in stock, they will find it for you.
And they carry the four Pat Tierney mysteries!
The Minden Times, that dandy little newspaper that serves my favourite part of Ontario cottage country, the glorious Haliburton Highlands where I’ve spent many wonderful summers, ran articles about my first three Pat Tierney mysteries upon their release in 2012, 2013 and 2016. I was thrilled by this coverage, as the Highlands was the setting–fictionalized, of course–for the second and third Tierney novels. Thanks to the Minden Times, I now have readers in this part of Ontario.
And this week, the Times followed up with an article on the fourth book in the series. Managing Editor Jenn Watt interviewed me on the telephone, and wrote a terrific article titled, “Real estate fraud at heart of novelist’s new mystery.”
Thank you, Jenn, and the Minden Times!