I’m delighted to say I’ve agreed to do three novella length Crowther and Westerman stories for Endeavour Ink. The idea is that as as soon as I finish each one, it will be released as an ebook, then when all three are complete they will be released together in book form. All three will be set during 1786 and though each can be read as a standalone, observant readers will notice threads in theme weaving between them. In the first, Mr Miller, As Found, a London art dealer arrives at Caveley Park, Harriet Westerman’s home in Sussex, in fear of his life. He carries a miniature showing the goddess Nemesis and begs for Harriet’s help, but before that help can be given he is found dead, and Crowther makes a shocking discovery. This murder has its roots in Rome and long ago.
About the image:
Giovanni Paolo Panini Picture gallery with views of modern Rome 1757 1757, Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul (b. 1719 - d. 1785), Paris (original commission); 1792, sold by the Duc de Choiseul to Jacques-Donatien Le Ray (b. 1726 - d. 1803), Chaumont; by descent to his son, James Le Ray (b. 1760 - d. 1840), Chaumont and Otsego County, NY; by descent to his son-in-law, the Marquis de Gouvello; sold by Gouvello to William J. Davis; 1834, sold by Davis to the Boston Athenaeum; 1975, sold by the Boston Athenaeum to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1976) (Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) Public Domain.
About the author:
Imogen Robertson is the author of the acclaimed Crowther and Westerman Series (Instruments of Darkness, Anatomy of Murder, Island of Bones, Circle of Shadow, Theft of Life) and The Paris Winter. She is currently chair of the Historical Writers' Association and is also co-authoring with the legendary Wilbur Smith