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new mystery series

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As my forth Kaye Eliot Mystery nears publication, I have begun work on another mystery series. These Urban Mysteries will feature the cities I have known, for example, Halifax and Fredericton. Each will feature a young professional woman who is thrown into a mystery not of her own choosing.


One of the Urban Mysteries will feature the Victoria Circle roundabout in Fredericton.


These books will be short (novella sized, between 15,000 and 20,000 words) and illustrated. They will feature some of the folks we see every day in our cities–the police, the shop owners, the homeless, the university students. Urban climbers and lovers of parkour will also make it into some of the stories.


These mysteries were fun to write since I have used many of my own haunts and experiences in the writing.


Another story will be focused on the old Saint John General Hospital, now demolished.
This model of the Dome that once topped the building is from Pieces of Saint John.


Another feature of these stories is that I consider them Meniscus Peripherals, in other words, they are written in the same universe as my Meniscus Science Fiction Series. They are not at all about outer space, but each story will include a short mention of an alien abduction and each story gives the circumstances around the abduction from Earth of one of the characters in my Meniscus books: Tagret the chemist (Book 5), Rist the Slain (Book 5), Belnar the Slain (Book 2), Blue-Eye-Brown (Book 11) and Aagle (Book 11).


The first of the Urban Mysteries will come out in June, 2022.


All my best,


Written by jane tims

January 7, 2022 at 7:00 am

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