You’ve heard me say it before—there’s nothing quite as exciting as getting your first look at the cover of a book. And this time it took my breath away. Jenny at Seedlings Design Studio extracted the vision from out of my head and turned it into reality. (It’s not the first time she’s done that, either.)
So I’m delighted to introduce you to Miss Daisy Linden, and share the first Mysterious Devices cover—a spinoff series of clockwork cozy mysteries featuring this young lady watercolorist. She and her stowaway sister Frederica are searching for their father in the Wild West, where the good guys don’t always get justice and sometimes evil wins. But with the help of a snake-oil salesman, various forgotten and neglected children, and the unexpected appearance of some familiar faces from the Magnificent Devices adventures, I have a feeling the truth will out in the end.
Each title is the name of a pigment in the watercolor palette used at the turn of the last century. Each victim teaches Daisy and Frederica a little about themselves and how they want to shape the world. And each book may bring them closer to mending their broken family. I hope you’ll join me on this next adventure!