Book #2 in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series, AN UNINVITED GHOST, has made it through the editing process on its way to publishing April 5, 2011. Will get you the final cover as soon as I see it. Suffice it to say the cat has remained. No further comment.
Book #3, currently called OLD HAUNTS, is almost halfway through that critical first draft. Alison is up to her neck in problems, of course, and the ghosts aren't ALWAYS doing their best to help. Suffice it to say there are a number of visits and reminders of past flings, spouses and near-spouses, and it gets a little tangled. There's also this murder to solve and a missing person to find. Like Meryl Streep said, It's Complicated.
For you Jeff Cohen fans: My pal's latest Aaron Tucker story, THE GUN ALSO RISES, will be published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine's January/February double issue, which will be available next week (Nov. 9) if not before. As always, it blends family business with finding out who did what to whom in a lethal way, and of course, Aaron is as funny as ever. This story is something of a prequel to the Aaron novel series, set in 1999 with our favorite freelance reporter trying to find out why a baseball player died moments after his team won the championship, and who framed his six-year-old son for an offense even more heinous than murder--bringing a water pistol to his first-grade class. Take a look!