Category: Audio Books

More Captain Lacey and Audio coming

I have been thrilled with the sales and reception of A Disappearance in Drury Lane. Thanks to readers for your support! I think this book had the largest initial sales of all.

What’s next? I have begun A Murder in Grosvenor Square. I’ve learned my lesson about projecting dates, but I will let you know a pub date as soon as I finish the first draft of the manuscript. I will be contacting my cover designer to get that going in the next few days.

The other thing I’m working on, now that I have ALL the Lacey books back in print, is Audio. This takes time, but my goal is to have the whole series out in audio. I’m doing this myself (though hiring a narrator and producer…I don’t think I could sound like Captain Lacey). The final product will be available via Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. I will update as that process continues.

Thanks again for the support and encouragement for Drury Lane. I am motivated to continue!

Updates; AudioBook Question

I’m about 20K words away from finishing the draft of Drury Lane. (For me, about 80 pages.) Then will come rewrites / revisions (which take nowhere near as long as writing the first draft), then editing by an outside editor, then proofing. I will do my best to get the print version out alongside the e- version or very soon thereafter. As soon as I type “The End” I will post a pub date! (I already know it, but again, the whole jinx thing is keeping me from saying it yet.)

I’m also interested in getting Captain Lacey out in audio. I think this series would lend itself well to being read aloud.

That said, I’ve heard from audiobook companies that cozy mysteries sell poorly in audio. Mystery fans, are you audiobook fans? I’ve listened to mystery audiobooks (the Cadfael series; Dick Francis; Mary Higgins Clark), and while I’m not a huge audiobook fan (I like to read fast), I enjoyed them.

Opinions? Would you like Captain Lacey in audio? Is it worth it for me to pursue it?