Well, this is embarrassing… The Monkey madness continues as I share my own release two months too late! It’s especially shameful when you consider it’s the first book I’ve released under the Fallen Monkey imprint!
That’s right. After working with three publishers in three years, I’ve decided to strike out into the vast book jungle on my own–for various reasons. This opportunity is quite exciting, and as I owe so much to this blog for guiding me by the paw toward publication, I never questioned what to name the imprint.
And so, without further ado, I present to you the first title in the Fallen Monkey Press catalog…
A body clearly shaken, but not stirring…
Summer, 1929. Murder isn’t on the menu when Chicago tycoon Ransom Warne hosts a dinner party at his country estate. But someone’s a victim—and everyone’s a suspect—when drinks and desires lead to disaster.
Hollywood starlet Lottie Landry has returned home to celebrate her engagement. She’s famous for her on- and off-screen romance with co-star Noble, but, privately, she’s having second thoughts. As her former guardian, Ransom doesn’t approve of the match. Yet his own affections raise questions when his wife, Edith, suspects him of having an affair—just as Noble suspects Lottie. Stirred into the mix are Lottie’s friends Helen and Rex, a young journalist and football hero who can feel tension building in the Warne mansion like a shaken champagne bottle.
And once the cork pops, a body drops.
Coattails and Cocktails is where Agatha Christie meets The Great Gatsby, a whodunit spiked with new love and old baggage, public faces and private vices. Filled to the brim with romance and mystery, it’s sure to intoxicate.