Book three of The Ashley Smeeton Files will be coming out next year! I’m thrilled that Montreal’s top English-language literary press, Guernica Editions, has picked up Masquerade (working title) for publication, in their genre-bending Miroland imprint. Like After the Winter and The Au Pair, it’s domestic suspense with a literary flavour and a seasoning of noir. In this book, Montreal private investigator Ashley Smeeton, none more improbably, swans around Paris on what looks like your basic damsel in distress job. Of course it would be nice to know if the Russian mob is really following them–not to mention get a handle on flighty, spoiled Mirabel Saint Cyr. But do you ever truly know someone?