As of the Twenty-second of June, A Knife in the Fog, AND Queen's Gambit will be published by Seventh Street Press, a subsidiary of Penguin which deals in crime and mystery fiction. The thing is, Queen's Gambit isn't even finished! The editor wanted a two book deal, and after a dashed off synopsis, well, there you are. (Guess I have to finish it now.)
Estimated release date for Fog is October of 2018. I will shortly begin responding to the editor's comments, and polish it until it shines. It is going to happen.
Yesterday Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow agreed to read and blurb Fog. He and I have been in correspondence for about two years, in fact he helped me write my first Query Letter. Poe Shadow gave me an idea on how to construct my book, so it has some of his literary DNA.
I am excited beyond words, which is painful for a writer, but I look forward to signing my book and handing it to enthusiastic readers.
Life is good.