The next Mélisende thriller is on its way!

Confession time…
I’ve been so absorbed in writing that I’ve neglected this blog. That’s a tad unsatisfactory. However, I have been entertaining some fascinating ‘writers abroad’ on my writing blog. I included myself but all the links are there to writers in Spain, France, Switzerland, Sweden who use their transferred homeland for inspiration.

Of course, some of us just make it up as in Roma Nova, but the Mélisende novels feature a heroine well-grounded in my region of France, Poitou.

And the good news is that the new book, Double Pursuit, will soon be on its way. The manuscript is with the editor at present and the cover is commissioned with the imaginative Jessica Bell Design. She’ll produce the cover for the ebook and paperback. I’m hoping for a late September publication date, but all these things take time.

Both Mel and McCracken are back, but there are changes ahead…

In the meantime, this is what will appear on the back cover of the book:


She’s hunting arms smugglers. But who is hunting her?

One dead body, two badly injured operatives and five crates of hijacked rifles.

In Rome, former French special forces intelligence analyst Mélisende des Pittones is frustrated by obnoxious local cops and ruthless thugs. Despite the backing of the powerful European Investigation and Regulation Service, her case is going nowhere. Then an unknown woman tries to blow her head off.

As Mel and fellow investigator Jeff McCracken attempt to discover the heart of the criminal network as well as their own unpredictable relationship, all roads point to the place she dreads – the arid and remote African Sahel – where she was once betrayed and nearly died.

Can Mel conquer her fear as she races to smash the network and save her colleague’s life?


 A little side note…
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Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers.

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