I don’t know about where you are, but here on South Bass island off the shores of Ohio in Lake Erie, it’s snowing. And snowing. And snowing.
In spite of the howling wind, the biting cold and all that snow, I’d like to talk about summer. What could be a better antidote to all this nasty weather than a little warmth and sunshine!
That’s exactly what I’m promising in “A Tale of Two Biddies,” the newest adventure of the League of Literary Ladies that will be on store shelves on February 4. The book tells the story of what happened here on the island last summer during the Bastille Day celebration. Bastille Day on South Bass? Of course it’s not an official holiday, but our chamber of commerce is always looking for new ways to bring tourists to our shores. Our celebration was complete with a rock concert from a band called Guillotine, a Charles Dickens look-alike contest and oh yes, a murder.
Have no fear, the League of Literary Ladies was on the case and since the whole mystery coincided with our book discussion group reading “A Tale of Two Cities,” we were prepared for whatever came our way!
Well, maybe not for the guillotine on my front porch.
Or another visit from Jerry Garcia, my neighbor’s nasty cat.
Truth be told, we probably weren’t prepared for who the guys of Guillotine used to be, either, for their fans who showed up in droves, or for the secrets that revealed a whole dark side of our island paradise.
So get ready to sit back, sip a lemonade and pretend it’s summer as you enjoy a story Romantic Times magazine says has all the making of “a great mystery.”
We could all use a little sunshine!