You kick the hive, you answer to the queen.

A pretty good summation of my femme detective, as I think I’ll start calling her. I’ve been working on this character for years. Since 2005 to be precise. Last year I wrote and began editing on the first in a series of short, noir books that will feature this character at the helm.

Meet Mercedes Masterson, private eye.

#amwriting #noir #hardboil #crime #crimefiction

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6 thoughts on “You kick the hive, you answer to the queen.


  1. Sonali Dalal not published just yet. Editing. Aiming to have published this year. I might be doing a beta readers round, though, if you’re interested in that let me know. Nothing like getting an early read!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  2. Nathan Weaver sent chill up my spine ! Well, can I be honest? When I started reading it , language disturbed me. It is to do with my Indian upbringing. It was about her talk with her mom. I thought why such words? Is it necessary? Then I continued and I must say it became spine chilling. I wonder what next ? Who is he? What? How? And that last touch of loving message restored my faith in relationship inspite of earlier words.

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  3. Sonali Dalal sounds like it hits the marks. That’s about all the motions and emotions I wanted to take readers through.


    Culturally speaking, unforunately in America parents and their teenagers fighting is a common thread.

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