Historical fiction with strong female protagonists/sleuths/heroes. My mystery novel, THE ANGEL’S TRUMPET is the 4th volume of my Portia of the Pacific series. The murder is an assassination of a Supreme Court nominee in the Grover Cleveland Administration of 1887. As our current former President, Donald J. Trump is attempting to do, Mr. Cleveland successfully won a second term in office after losing his first bid. And, like Trump, he was from New York State. From that point on, the historical comparisons dwindle. My attorney/detective from San Francisco, Clara Foltz, Esq., and her family, help solve the murder and the kidnapping of First Lady, twenty-one-year-old Frances Cleveland. Actress Sarah Bernhardt is also part of the mix, so hold onto your real and/or metaphorical hats!
For those of you who belong to my $1 per month short story service, here’s an added bonus, if you enjoy psychological horror. As with most of my art, I do journalistic research to weave into my fictional plots, with mostly fictional characters.
This tale, The Babaylan is available on my Google Docs platform. As stated, it contains mostly psychological/supernatural horror and no graphic gore. It’s “loosely” about the serial killer from 1966, Richard Benjamin Speck, but it’s more about the maximum security prison and the mother/daughter team of Precious and Rose Aquino, both nurses, but only the mother is a shaman.
Finally, a shout out the librarians of the U.S.A., who are my biggest defenders and supporters.