It’s my aspiration to write historical mysteries that are humorous in a sophisticated way, yet faithful to both the genre and the period. All my titles take place in the early 20th century and all involve Harry Reese and his wife Emmie. These two share a quirky, symbiotic relationship based on mutual amusement and unblemished by sentiment.
What would give me the most satisfaction is to one day write sentences like the following, from P.G. Wodehouse’s “A Damsel in Distress”:
“The proprietor of the grocery store on the corner was bidding a silent farewell to a tomato which even he, though a dauntless optimist, had been compelled to recognize as having outlived its utility.”