That’s the title of my next book. I’m not sure if it will be Macaque! (2022) or Macaque! (2023) but it’s coming soon.
As usual, I have veered wildly from my plans. I had wanted to do short stories, but one of the outlines interested me so much that I can’t focus on much of anything else. It’s a Manory/Williams mystery which takes place in 1921. There is a locked-room murder involving the eponymous creature of the novel. Suspects include a back-alley doctor, a tight-lipped assistant, a cultured gangster, a preppy lawyer, a private security guard, and the eponymous creature of the novel, all of whom have the requisite shady past–especially the macaque. The alternate title was No Face and I still call it that from time to time, so the title might still change. It’s just that Macaque! describes it so well. The release date won’t be announced until the book is finished.
I hope you are all enjoying the emerging spring. Except for you weirdos in the Southern Hemisphere. Seriously, I don’t know how you handle a March Autumn.