Saturday, December 24, 2011

A corpse and a killer on a peninsula

Thus, enclosed by water, Annisquam provides a great setting for a mystery story. The Sum of Her Parts, in fact, is a spin-off from the locked in a room murder riddle Edgar Allan Poe invented. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cape Ann's Annisquam

One of many things making Annisquam unique is the way the ocean grips the peninsula. Seawater from Ipswich Bay flows along the Annisquam River, wraps the peninsular tip, and fills Lobster Cove. Its grasp changes with the tide, but it never lets go. This satellite image from Google Earth shows this physical relationship well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cape Ann Mystery

I bit the bullet and am running this small ad a few times in the local newspaper, the Gloucester Daily Times, hoping to kick-start some interest in the book for Christmas. Although I recognize writing a novel is an ego trip, I’m not comfortable with marketing, so I justify it as a necessary part of a new author’s education...