April 26: Attending the annual conference of the Maryland Writers' Assn.
April 27: Exhibiting at the Kensington, MD, Festival of the Book. Hoping for no rain.
May 2-4: Attending the annual Malice Domestic Conference for mystery authors and fans, Bethesda, MD.
The 90s Club & the Whispering Statue
by Eileen Haavik McIntire
“...a fun read....a comfortable mix of nostalgia and contemporary social commentary, wrapped up in an engaging mystery novel.” – Foreword Reviews
Nancy Dickenson and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village head south to Fort Lauderdale to rescue one friend and find another. Four attempts to murder Nancy’s long-time confidant Peter Stamboul have failed, but in the placid lifestyle of his retirement condo, who would want to kill Peter and why? Adventurous young Jessica Cantwell took a job as crew on a boat, but when the captain is murdered, she disappears. Once again, murder and mayhem stalk Nancy and the 90s Club as they race to save their friends' lives and, ultimately, their own.
Also by Eileen Haavik McIntire
The 90s Club & the Hidden Staircase
A mystery by Eileen Haavik McIntire
“A must” for readers of cozy mysteries. – Midwest Book Review
The 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village discovers a simmering brew of thefts, murders, and exploitation bubbling beneath its luxurious lifestyle. Nancy Dickerson and fellow club members pile up clues like tricks in a bridge game to uncover the culprits-and almost lose their lives. The menace grows into a bloody climax and even Nancy's suspiciously wild kitty cat Malone takes part, turning the murderer's confidence into terror.
The Shadow of the Rock
"A riveting tale of time and humanity, highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review
"A bold adventure". . . "Chapters move quickly in a mixture of danger, excitement, and pure enjoyment. . ." Foreword Reviews
Two women, two hundred years apart, seek their past and their future in Shadow of the Rock, a compelling historical novel by first-time author Eileen Haavik McIntire. Their journeys will link the old world with the new and change the map of Florida.
Setting sail for America in 1781, Rachel Levy and her father Moses are captured by Barbary pirates and brought to Morocco for sale. The loathsome vizier forces Moses into slavery as his assistant and compels Rachel to choose between him or the king's harem. Without money or resources, Moses and Rachel must use their wits to find a way to freedom. Rachel seeks a future, but present-day Sara Miller seeks her past. When Sara's sweet, apron-wearing, West Virginia grandmother Ruth is killed, Sara discovers Ruth's secret past and sets off to find Ruth's brother Samuel, long thought killed during World War II. The search takes Sara to Florida, then to the Virgin Islands, and finally to Gibraltar. There, in an ancient Jewish cemetery, she uncovers Ruth's mystery and the link to their ancestor, Rachel Levy.
Sara's travels follow the author's search for the truth behind Rachel's story, often cited in Florida history books. Rachel's grandson, David Levy Yulee, fought for Florida's statehood and became one of Florida's first senators and the first Jewish senator in Congress.
Eileen has ridden a camel in the Moroccan Sahara, fished for piranhas on the Amazon, sailed in a felucca on the Nile, and lived for three years on a motorsailer, exploring the coast from Annapolis to Key West. Her husband, Dr. Roger McIntire, is the author of Raising Your Teenager and other books for parents. Visit his website at parentsuccess.com.