Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ice Blue - Emma Jameson

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield – beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard’s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London’s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

Emma Jameson writes cozy mysteries set in present-day London.

Readers will enjoy a quick, breezy trip to London and Scotland Yard populated by great characters: firebrand junior detective Kate, momma's boy detective Bhar, and Chief Superintendent Hetheridge, who gets a new lease on life -- and love -- when he begins working with Kate.

I self-published because I was frustrated by quick rejections from trade publishers, who said they couldn't risk a new author. When even your agent says too bad, five years ago you're book would have been slam-dunk-published, it's time to take matters into your own hands.

My favorite authors in the genre are Anthony McCall Smith, Ruth Rendall, Barbara Vine, M.C. Beaton, P.D. James, and Anne Perry.

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