A KILLING SNOW to be published

Our novel A Killing Snow has been accepted for publication by Penmore Press. We don’t have a publication date for it yet, but stay tuned. We’ll let you know as soon as we do.

In the meantime, here’s a little blurb about it:

In 1886, school teacher Mariel Erickson leaves the civilized comforts of Chicago for a small Dakota prairie town, but she’s unprepared for the hardships she encounters. As if battling unruly children, harsh weather, destitute Indians, and shady frontier politics weren’t enough, she soon finds herself embroiled in the town’s first murder case. In full view of five witnesses, liveryman Clyde Hartwig murders an Irish immigrant with a base-ball bat.

By all appearances, the victim was a decent and hardworking family man. Or was he? Rumors circulate that he made bombs for the Fenian Brotherhood. Was Hartwig protecting everyone from a terrorist? Hired by the town’s fledgling newspaper, Mariel must get Hartwig’s story before he’s forever silenced by the hangman’s rope.

Hartwig’s January trial promises to be a grand spectacle, the town’s finest ever. Little does anyone realize a much deadlier force approaches, one which will reveal how capricious life on the prairie can be.