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The digital and paperback version of Grey Lady, the brand-new Aristotle "Soc" Socarides title, is now available through Amazon.com
Ever since I penned Bluefin Blues, the seventh and last of the Aristotle “Soc” Socarides Cape Cod detective books, readers have asked me if I planned to write another in the series. I was up to my eyeballs writing the NUMA Files with Clive Cussler, a job that demanded all of my working time, and then some. When the collaboration with Clive ended, I stuck with the formula that had worked so well, and pounded out an adventure story, The Emerald Scepter, which was published in May. In the meantime, I joined with Suspense Publishing to introduce new readers to the Soc series in e-book format. Work began on audio versions as well.
While I peddled my adventure book, I pondered whether to take a crack at another Soc story. On a beautiful July day, my wie Christi and I took the ferry to Nantucket so I could look into using the island as a backdrop. The old whaling port has changed since Herman Melville used the “Grey Lady of the Sea,” as a setting for Moby Dick, but it still enjoys a fog-shrouded mystique and offered all sorts of possibilities. Just yesterday, I heard from Shannon Raab at Suspense that Grey Lady, the book I began after that trip, is scheduled for release Nov. 22. The book will be available on that date as a trade paperback and in digital format. Work is underway on an audio version as well. For those who can’t wait for the new Soc, Suspense will be re-publishing The Mayflower Murder this week as part of the project to get all the series back in print. Stay tuned for further details!
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