'The Mystery of Mad Alice Lane'
I'm delighted to present to you the book cover for my brand new short story, The Mystery of Mad Alice Lane, which is the prequel in The York Ladies' Detective Agency Mysteries. It was created by my hard-working and loyal cover designer, Lisa Horton, who's also responsible for all the Detective Lavender book covers. We do hope you like it.
Mad Alice Lane is a real alleyway in York, one of the many snickets that dissect the tall medieval streets. It is said to have once been the home of a poor woman who was hanged in the 18th century for the crime of insanity. Mad Alice Lane is dark, twisty and smells of damp masonry, rotting vegetables with a hint of Medieval slops. No doubt several other ghosts besides poor Alice flit along it's uneven flag-stoned floor at night!
I intend that all the book covers in this series will feature some of the amazing historical buildings and streets of York. Lisa and I are now busy working on the book cover for Smoke & Cracked Mirrors but can't decide between York Minster or The Shambles...ah, decisions, decisions, decisions...