SALT LAKE CITY, UT May 23, 2013
Canadian mystery writer Clarissa Draper published her first book in the Evans/Blackwell series with WiDo as The Sholes Key. Since its publication in May of 2012, the British detective mystery has sold well, with fans wondering when they can expect more of the team introduced in The Sholes Key: MI5 analyst Sophia Evans and Detective Inspector Theopholis Blackwell.
WiDo is proud to announce that the second in the series is now under contract, expected release in Fall, 2014.
An elderly man with only one leg is found in a pool of his own blood outside his house. To add to the mystery, a note found in his pocket–Why Run Backwards You’ll Vomit. Why would anyone want to kill him? Later, a woman is stabbed on her doorstep. The two seemingly unrelated cases have two things in common, innocent victims and suspects with alibis. As Theophilus Blackwell works on solving the cases, he requests the help of Sophia Evans, battling a personal and tricky case of her own, to try and decode the encrypted message.
Clarissa Draper is hard at work on the third in the thrilling and suspenseful British detective series. According to the author, “The third book is a more psychological mystery thriller than my previous works. The conclusion will shock readers.”
“We can hardly wait!” states WiDo’s submission editor Allie Maldonado. “Clarissa is a gifted writer. With each publication of another book in the Evans and Blackwell series, her fan base is sure to grow.”
Clarissa Draper started writing full time in 2006, publishing her first novel and two short stories in 2009 under the pseudonym Ann Elle Altman. Clarissa is active in the online writing community, writing on her blog at clarissadraper.com