It takes place in an area of southeastern Minnesota, based on Lanesboro and the Root River Bike Trail, and was inspired by the old Root River Power plant, abandoned in 1928 and pictured at left. Doesn't it just scream out "Spooky'? And if there's an old tunnel leading to it through the bluff, even better?
Frannie and her friends encounter Valerie and Virginia Peete, identical twins; a wannabe country star; a seedy clan possibly involved in making meth; a two-timing stockbroker; and a grouchy learning center receptionist; among others. In addition, Frannie's investigating powers are severely hampered by sore ribs from a fall.
I could tell you more but I don't even know for sure what's going to happen. Stay tuned.
PS-I have two giveaways going on right now of signed copies of The Blue Coyote--one on Goodreads and one on this site under 'Giveaways and Stuff.' Don't miss out.