Ready for an Overhaul

Blah! What else can I really say?

I started this blog years ago with the determination to keep it updated. Well, you see how that turned out!

In my defense, I am a writer (novels) not a blogger. Nightly my mind brims with great ideas, awesome character, catchy titles… all the breadcrumbs for another book. Sadly, that stream of creativity does not extend to volumes of short, entertaining segments congrued onto a single outlet on the Interweb i.e. a blog. *hangs head in shame*

So, with that in mind, someday I’ll give this thing an overhaul. In the meantime…

Scan the code! It really works!
Scan the code! It really works!

Dial QR for Murder is the first Digital Age Cozy™ in the Marjorie Gardens Mysteries series.

For seven years Isis Ferrelli has lived in Point Shirley, with a blustery shore ahead and relatives in her Jag’s rearview mirror. The assistant DA (a gorgeous American-born Indian) wants to know where she lives…mob boss Louis Fernoza does too. Now she must disconnect the mafia as clients, or forget making partner at Boston’s McCarter & French—no easy feat when she was born Isis Maria Fernoza.

And representing programmer Norman Kane gets harder when a homeless man delivers key evidence in a case she isn’t aware exists. A man’s shoe and a few photos prelude Kane’s murder. Some covert pastime as Marjorie Gardens on My Thug, and Isis decrypts how her client’s QR program contributed to his death. A little insight into the software for Mercy General Hospital, and she’s tracing a rival programmer who actually is who he says is—when he isn’t reverse engineered into someone he’s not.

At a critical connection in the investigation (and Isis’s life!), a new My Thug member appears at the Kane estate in the Hamptons. She recognizes ModuCode Killer, and her clandestine existence may go offline for good.

Announcment: WANTED!

I’m searching for a die-hard mystery/cozy CP who can provide clear critique on what works (or doesn’t) in this new format of cozy mystery, the Digital Age Cozy™.  I seek a long-term relationship for the series, an anticipated five books.

If you’re intrigued by an endeavor to remodel a genre (Motto: “Cozies can be more than knitting grannies, cats, and cookbooks!”) then feel free to contact me.

Follow MG on Twitter: @MG_Mystery

Published by A.E.H. Veenman, Author

My passion for writing began with a hunger for books from fellow New Jerseyan Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew mysteries. And each Saturday, a side dish of The Hardy Boys whet my appetite for hunting down clues and solving crime. Thus began a three-course menu for becoming a writer. For hors d’oeuvres, I sampled women’s fiction for a bit with novels, All Waters Gathering (2008) and Carruther’s Place (2011). It wasn’t until I realized murder should really be on the menu when the main course became my thriller, Barbecue (2011). My plate’s not quite clean of things that go bump in the night—plenty of horror and creepy thrillers in the works!—but one must always save room for dessert. Rich and sweet came Dial QR for Murder, the first Digital Age Cozy™ in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series. And I haven’t reached the icing on the cake just yet! I couldn’t have enjoyed this feast of writing from my home in Holland without my husband and our daughter—to who I owe thanks for all their patience and compassion when (at times) I bit off more than I could chew! A.E.H. Veenman is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Crime Writers' Association (UK).

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