When Morgan St. James and Phyllice Bradner decided to write a mystery back in the mid 90s, they had no idea it would evolve into a funny, award-winning series.
They were both published writers but neither had written fiction. However, they shared a love of funny mysteries and figured writing a book would be a snap. After completing what they thought was a manuscript that could trigger a bidding war, they discovered the heartbreak of rejection notices. Thanks to the comment from one agent, they worked with a manuscript consultant for a year to learn the ins and outs of writing fiction. The result was A CORPSE IN THE SOUP, named Best Mystery Audio Book 2007 by USA Book News.
Sadly their last publisher, L&L Dreamspell, shut the company down after the death of one of the partners, Linda Houle, and all of the 200 authors were given back the rights to their books. For the Silver Sisters Mysteries that consisted of A CORPSE IN THE SOUP, SEVEN DEADLY SAMOVARS and VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS.
Don’t worry, Silver Sisters fans!
New editions of the first book in the series, A CORPSE IN THE SOUP, will be released by Marina Publishing Group in late March 2014 followed by TERROR IN A TEAPOT (formerly Seven Deadly Samovars) with a target date of early September 2014 and VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS, targeted for December 2014. And, a new funny crime caper is in the works. Watch for DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER in mid to late 2015.
While the Silver Sisters are moving to Marina Publishing Group, the L&L Dreamspell editions can still be found in paperback on Amazon.
Thanks to all of the readers who have fallen in love with the zany Silver family.