From the Author
What inspired you to write the series?
Last fall, The Cadis Trilogy was about to wrap up, and I was thinking about what I wanted to do next. At the same time, I was binge reading Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries, novels and short stories. I've always enjoyed the way Christie weaves were tales. They're funny, clever, full of twists and turns, and, of course, wrap up with the always fun round-table reveal.
I started to think about how I could use what I love about the cozy mystery style and combine it with my love of fantasy. That's when the prequel novella came to mind. Seven supernatural creatures stuck trying to solve a murder, each one with a solid motive, none of them telling the full truth.
I'd outlined all the short stories in the prequel novella and realized how much more they had to offer, so the series evolved.
Where is New Haven?
The series is set in a fictional place on the Eastern Seaboard. While there are many New Havens in the various states around there, this one is based on none of them.
My New Haven is a tourist town of 100,000. It's the sort of place you might drive road-trip to for the weekend to go antiquing or browse the quaint storefronts and scenery. The supernaturals of this world seem to have taken the name to heart and often stop here in their attempts to remain hidden in clear view.
The title says it's book 4 of the series. Do I have to read them in order?
Each novel will follow one of the characters from the prequel novella, beginning with sorceress Daphne Heartstone in Death at Peony House. The books were designed to be able to stand alone, but the stories do start to come together the closer you get to the finale.
Give Howl of the Fettered Wolf a try today!