After being on the go so much lately, it was nice to be able to sleep in a little bit yesterday morning. Once we were up and in gear, I spent a couple of hours playing catch up with e-mails that had been pushed to the back burner with everything else going on. Then I reviewed five more chapters of the audiobook of Big Lake Scandal. Narrator Bruce Miles always does a great job and brings my words to life in the audiobooks.
Once that was finished, I spent much of yesterday afternoon working on my new Big Lake book, and it was nice to get back into the story after being away from it the last couple of weeks. By the end of the day I had cranked out another 1,500 words.
A number of readers have suggested I do an RV-based mystery series, and I have had the idea for one rattling around in the back of my head for a couple of years now. But between the Gypsy Journal, blogging, and writing the Big Lake series, there are never enough hours in a day. Maybe someday I’ll get around to it.
Meanwhile, I thought I’d share a few RV mysteries from other authors I have enjoyed reading. Hopefully you will too.
The Serpents Trail – I’m a big fan of Sue Henry’s Alaska-based mystery books, so when she created the Maxie and Stretch series about Maxie McNabb getting involved in mysteries as she roams the country in her Winnebago motorhome with her mini-dachshund Stretch I was immediately hooked.
On the Road to Death’s Door – This first book in M.J. Williams’ On The Road mystery series starts with a body falling off the top of their newly inherited RV on Emily and Stan Remington’s first trip out!
Going Nowhere Fast – The first book in Gar Anthony Haywood’s excellent Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mystery series features a pair of Airstream-owning retiree crime-solvers who are the parents to five grown children from Hell.
Trouble at Happy Trails – Minnie Crockwell’s Will Travel for Trouble series of short cozy mysteries are fun, easy reading.
Soul of the Forest – This is Book One of the Bird Treks mystery series, following the adventures of the Grahams, a fiftyish couple fulltiming in their Blue Bird motor coach and discovering adventure at every turn.
Murder in RV Paradise – Part of the Logan & Cafferty mystery series, Murder in RV Paradise, tells the story of a vacation at a Texas RV resort that turns deadly.
The Leviticus Mission – The first book in L.D. Knorr’s RV Mysteries series tells the story of recently retired robbery/homicide detective Hank Moran and his wife Helen, who discover a series of murders on their first trip in their new motorhome.
You still have time to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of my pal Jason Deas’ Birdsongs, the first book in his excellent Benny James mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation. – Jorge Luis Borges