I’m at loose ends right now as the couple of WIPs I have I’ve set aside for nano and my nano is actually something under my other pen name so… how about a few snippets from my steampunk mystery If Two of Them Are Dead as I’ll have another steampunk thing coming up shortly. It’s set in Hyde Park (and Fishkill) NY, near where I used to live (I lived in the latter town). Victor Van Voorhis is a former airshipman turned detective and Abraham Westbrooke is the brother in law of the victim of the crime. Here we meet Victor and here is the house I cribbed for Abraham’s home (It IS in Hyde Park but it belongs to the Vanderbilts).
“Are you messing where you don’t belong, Detective?”
Victor glanced over his shoulder at the rotund old man who puffed his way inside, carrying a black leather bag. “Just checking something.”
The doctor harrumphed at him and set down his bag. “‘Murder or accident’ is your usual question, but I suspect you already have some ideas.”
“Looks like she was shot in the head, but I’m waiting for your opinion,” Victor said to placate Ackermann.
Blurb Called to Hyde Park, New York, ex-Air Corpsman turned detective Victor Van Voorhis comes to only three conclusions about his newest case: the gulf between his status and the wealthy Westbrook family is no trifling matter; someone brutally killed a young mother; and the victim’s brother-in-law is one of the most intriguing men Victor has ever met.
Inventor Abraham Westbrook lost his wife five years ago and is worried about the effect another death in the family will have on his children. He spends most of his time tinkering with steamships, but even his inventions can’t distract him from wishing Victor was in his life for any reason other than a murder investigation—one where Abraham himself is a suspect. He’s hidden his desires all his life, but no longer. Somehow, he’ll catch the detective’s eye.
With murder standing between them and a killer stalking the Westbrooks, Abraham and Victor’s chance at happiness could go up in steam.
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