It’s the last Wicked Wednesday of February. The theme this month is wishing and we’re celebrating the release of Shucked Apart, the ninth Maine Clambake Mystery. In the book, Andie Greatorex shows up at Julia Snowden’s door seeking help investigating the robbery of two buckets of oyster spat, baby oysters worth $35,000. While Julia has helped the State Police Major Crimes Unit solve several murders, no one unknown to her has ever approached for help solving a non-murderous crime before this.
Wickeds, if someone were to show up at your door and invite you on an adventure, who do you wish it was and what would they invite you to do?
I’m giving away a signed copy of Shucked Apart to one commenter who answers the same question.
Edith/Maddie: That’s a good one, Barb. I kind of wish midwife Rose Carroll would ask me to provide additional support at an 1890 birth she was about to attend, one where she also thought we would learn something important about a crime in town. More realistically I wish Leslie Karst would invite me on a personally guided foodie tour of Hawaii. A good friend, warm feet, schmoozing about writing, and delicious food? (Plus she loves bourbon as much as I do.) That’s my kind of adventure.
Liz: I kind of love this question! At the moment, I’ve been completely obsessed with Bosch on Amazon Prime and I would be more than happy to accompany Harry on one of his cases. He’s kind of perfect – he hates authority, he’s passionate about what he feels is right, and he loves jazz. It would definitely be an adventure!
Julie: Congratulations on the release, Barb! Two buckets of spat worth $35,000. I can’t wait to read this latest adventure. I’m listening to the Amelia Peabody series, having read the series several times. I’d love to visit her Egypt, with her family. In real life, I’d love to plan a travel adventure for 2022 with any one of the friends I’ve had adventures with in the past.
Jessie: Congratulations, Barb! I love the intriguing bits or research that seem to spark your novels! I have two people I would love to come knocking. One is Tuppence Beresford. She has such an adventurous spirit, not to mention a fondness for hats which I share! We could make stops at milliners a part of our adventure. The other, is Merlin. I would adore being whisked off by a powerful wizard to wherever he suggested!
Barb: Oooh, Merlin! That brings up all kinds of interesting possibilities. I do love the idea of time travel. I’d like one of my ancestors to knock on my door and show me 18th century New York City.
Sherry: I can’t wait to read the final version of Shucked Off, Barb. The version I read was fantastic. I’d love to have Jane Austen show up at my door and take me make to her world for a few days — only a few days — I like my modern conveniences way too much.
Readers: Same question–If someone were to show up at your door and invite you on an adventure, who do you wish it was and what would they invite you to do? One lucky commenter will receive a hot-off-the-press copy of Shucked Apart.