Lucinda Dyer and I, both of this merry crew, have had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Yount on the launch this week of her debut mystery, an ebook called A DEATH IN C MINOR: A Mick Chandra Mystery. This is the first title in a seven book series. The other six novels are already written and also will be released as e-books, with the second title in the series, THE ERLKING, to be published this fall.

An aspect of Rebecca’s website that I thought was both fun and inventive is that she introduces her characters, giving them bios of their own. I love that. It’s compelling and different and a wonderful way to draw readers into a new title and series. After all, you won’t keep reading if you don’t care for the characters, so why not give people an introduction right away? Here’s the link: http://www.rebeccayount.com/a-death-in-c-minor-the-characters/

Have you considered what you can do to refresh your own website, or to make it stand out? Is there some way to create content that better speaks directly to readers, as Rebecca has?

And, please let me introduce Rebecca Yount to you!

Rebecca hails from a literary family. She is a published author of poetry and editor of books and periodicals. She is also a composer and lyricist, whose work has been performed at Lincoln Center, New York. She was inspired to write the Mick Chandra novels during a summer sojourn in Essex, England. A bloody, unsolved murder had recently been committed in the local village. Intrigued by the case, Rebecca decided to solve the mystery in a novel. Her protagonist, the cocky but competent New Scotland Yard inspector Mick Chandra, was inspired by a real-life inspector she met on another summer visit to England. She meticulously researches the series on-site in the UK and at New Scotland Yard to ensure authenticity.  Rebecca lives on a lake in Virginia, with her husband, David, a prolific author and syndicated columnist, plus a Scottish terrier, and two cats.

In A DEATH IN C MINOR, beautiful young American concert pianist Jessica Beaumont retreats to a 17th century cottage near the village of Kenwick in rural England, determined to rebuild her life following a suicide attempt. She is embroiled in the murder investigation of a secretive neighbor who was hacked to death in his manor house with his own kitchen cleaver. She soon becomes romantically entangled with one of the murder suspects, a handsome wealthy landowner, and flings herself full-tilt into an affair with him. Then, on a rainy evening, Detective Inspector Michael “Mick” Chandra of New Scotland Yard shows up at the door of her rented cottage, informing her that he has been assigned to reopen the case. Against the backdrop of a violent murder evolves a passionate love story. When Jess herself finds the critical clue to the killing, she is threatened to become the next victim.

Please visit www.rebeccayount.com to learn more.


I loved Rebecca's website. My own is due for a major overhaul, and I'm looking for brilliant ideas.

The books sound great, too. I love British mysteries.

Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!
Caitlin said…
Thank you, Colleen! The website was Lucinda's work. Isn't it smart? Thanks so much for your support!

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