Pat Canella. I bring you the world of mystery, as a young female PI with an attitude tackles murders, ghosts, and male prejudices, in the mid-40s USA.
Cold cases. Given only cold cases to keep her occupied. Patti uncovers a double-homicide, which leads to a cop-killer, but the killer is hiding a deep secret. A secret he may take to his grave. In the opening book The Dockland Murders,we meet Patti, and her colleagues, and learn some dark secrets about her predecessor. Book 2-- Back from Ohandsworth -- opens with Patti going on leave for the killing at the start of book 1. But, true to form, she meets a ghost on her trip home, and has to tackle a man with grudge. And if that isn't enough, the bus breaks down in the desert. In book 3 -Ghosts of your past - Patti becomes concerned when she senses she is being followed, but being a cowgirl. Instead of running, she tackles her fears head on.
Is the series haunted? At one time I thought so. The first story was only a click away from being ditched, when I won this cover. When I started book 3, at various times I lost the beginning -- pc crash -- and the end when I almost published an incomplete file.
A haunting series. The table turned. When I decided to stop writing the stories when I found I was having bad dreams. I was seeing things, and hearing the stories I wrote, if I was getting bad dreams, and I was writing the stories. Imagine what it would be like for a reader. At the time of closing her file, the third book had fourteen chapters, with a possible spin-off story line including Mark Johnson & Annette Palmer from Chronicles.
Vortex. This was the planned crossover storyline. The idea came to me when I found I was writing the stories, and they were getting close to the verge of the type I wrote for Chronicles.Of course, any crossover needs the success of at least one story to carry the plot, and neither Pat Canella, or Mark Johnson achieved any success. So, the plan was ditched. It is a shame, I enjoyed writing the stories, but they never caught on.
Out sold. Both of these Pat Canella stories have now out sold Chronicles --my award winner--so why not delve into the world of noire thrills.