Thursday, 21 June 2018

New book! Death in Provence


At last, all can be revealed! The lack of posts on the blog this year is squarely down to hard work at the desk on not one, but two new novels. (There was also a lengthy trip to the US, the Bahamas and Chile, during which, blissfully, no work of any kind was undertaken!) But here we are, with publication next week in the UK of Death in Provence, the fun - yet fatal - mystery that Rob ("The Panto King" for long-time readers) and I have written together.

It's a soft launch, which means ebook and audio download first, on June 28, followed by the paperback on August 23. For those who want to pre-order, you can do so here: AMAZON. The good news is that until August, the ebook is only £1.99, so early readers will get a bargain.

Mercifully, Rob and I are still speaking, if only just, after five intense months drafting the sequel, Death in Avignon. Our nom de plume, Serena Kent has her own website, where you can find out more, see background pictures and read the opening.

And if you're wondering about the name, it's all that was left of our determination to make one from an anagram of our surnames, Lawrenson and Rees. Sadly neither Serena Rowlsen, nor Loren Wassener had the requisite charm, but we and the publishers all liked Serena. So Serena it is - with her young-at-heart, croissant-scoffing, clever heroine, Penelope Kite!


4 comments:

Mrs. Splapthing said...

Oh, so excited! I'm holding out for the "real" book, that I read while turning pages. I'm so old-school I've got inkwells!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Loving the vision of you with your quill! Really hope you enjoy it, though you may have to wait until Feb for the Harper US edition. Will be worth the wait, I promise!

Libby said...

How exciting!!! And so glad you two are still speaking...I can only imagine! I will order the e-book and look forward to it. Congratulations (to you both...)

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Thanks, Libby! A bit different from my other books but I think you'll find lots to enjoy, from life in France to other aspects!

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