This week, we’re welcoming historical fiction author Lindsay Townsend, whose latest title, AN OLDER EVIL, marks her return to mystery writing. Lindsay is here to talk about the novel and offer an ebook copy to a lucky winner. Please leave your comment with an email address for your chance to win!
When I first started writing for publication, I wrote in one of my favourite genres, historical romance. Since then I have also written both romantic suspense and historical mystery, and the three genres have the following in common for me:
A ticking clock
A heroine under pressure who responds
A protective hero
A setting that has an impact on the characters.
With my most recent novel, I have returned to the Middle Ages and to Historical Mystery. An Older Evil is the first of a series of stories featuring the heroine Alyson Weaver. Alyson is older than my romance heroines and experienced in life and love, a widow of Bath who loves life and who hates injustice. In the times when she lived there was no formal police force, so when a stranger is murdered close to her home, Alyson feels compelled to investigate, especially when her family and household come under threat.
Alyson is also happy to play Cupid whenever she can and there is a romantic subplot in this novel... an unusual romantic subplot.