I haven’t talked a lot about my upcoming book, but I think that should change. I decided to do something a little different with this book, and set it in my home town. Granted, it’s set some ninety years ago, during the time of Prohibition, and the town has changed quite a lot since then, but it was still fun to write about buildings and streets that I see on a regular basis.
Although I took the location, this is a work of fiction, and not based on any known historical act. I don’t know if there was every a fishery in the area, but I do know that scallop fishing continues to be common off the Jersey coast.
I don’t know if any rum runners had their base in Woodbridge, but there is documented evidence of smugglers in both Perth Amboy and Staten Island, which border our town, so why not.
The year is 1928 and a fisherman has been shot. Alice Grady, a young police officer (and yes there were female police officers in New Jersey at the time, though not necessarily in Woodbridge) wants to know why someone would shoot a fisherman.
Hank Chapman, a fellow fisherman, also wants to know why, but he suspects it has something to do with rum running, a side business he’d prefer the police not look too closely into.
But, naturally, this being fiction, and a romance, Hank and Alice find themselves thrown together.
Their career paths may be incompatible, but are they?
Guess you’ll have to read to find out.
I don’t have a release date yet, but I do have a cover, and I love it. I hope you will too!