It’s almost midnight on the sleek streamliner known as the California Zephyr, en route from Oakland to Chicago in 1953. Heading for her quarters, Zephyrette Jill McLeod walks through the Silver Gorge Pullman car, and sees something she can’t explain. Is the shimmering light a ghost? Jill doubts the evidence of her own eyes, but soon learns that others have seen the phenomenon, too. Whatever—whoever—is haunting roomette four may be connected to an incident two months earlier, when Jill found the body of a young man there. The verdict on the death was natural causes. Now it looks like the unquiet spirit is pointing to murder.
“A nostalgic, wonderfully detailed look at an era when trains were still a major mode of transportation and life.”
The Ghost in Roomette Four will be published by Perseverance Press. Learn more about what’s in store for Jill in Janet’s blog post at Bookbrowsing. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.
The Winter Warmer Bundle
Winter, a time of festivity, of hardship, and cold. Perhaps it remains the most superstitious of seasons and for many the most beloved. Snow, feasting, gifts, religious significance, family and getting together. A time for storytelling!
Thirteen tales about, or set in, the harshest of seasons. From witches, icy realms and faery kings, to snowmen who build winter people of meat, to heroes battling to save a friend. From detectives trying to solve wintery crimes and mysteries to Christmas romance, there is something for everyone in this winter warmer.
Available for 3 months only — December, January, and February. Pay a minimum of $4.99 USD and receive all 13 ebooks, including Janet’s Nobody’s Child. Buy it from BundleRabbit or find links here to buy it at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.
Praise for Water Signs:
“Wherever you go with private eye Jeri Howard you find intrigue, insights, and a haunting look at Oakland’s past clashing with its future. What I love about Janet Dawson’s mysteries is the deep connection to old California and the battle to save it, wrapped inside an enthralling mystery that will stay with you for a long time.”
—Lise McClendon, author of Blackbird Fly
“Jeri Howard, PI is back and she is as savvy, smart and bulldog-determined as ever. I loved following her through the streets and waterfronts of Oakland and cheering her on as she brings to heel some very contemporary criminals. Janet Dawson knows how to keep the pages turning while snapping together all the pieces in this intricate puzzle.”
—Margaret Coel, author of Winter’s Child
“The gentrification of Oakland, Calif., forms the backdrop of Dawson’s solid 12th Jeri Howard mystery, in which the PI faces off against real estate developers while looking into the death of security guard Cal Brady, a former colleague of hers whose body is found floating in the Oakland Estuary… Private investigative work requires a lot of pavement pounding and coffee shop meetings, and as Jeri slogs through the slender chain of clues that Cal left behind, she’s more and more convinced he was murdered. Dawson downplays danger to life and limb amid lengthy narrative passages devoted to the sad state of change in this beautiful city and its environs.”
“Jeri Howard does not give up… the investigations she unravels are more than thrilling.”