UNTAMED SHORE, my 1970s Baja California noir which originally came out with a small press a few years ago, will be released in a new edition in the USA with a new cover (left image below) on September 19, 2023. It will be available in the UK through Quercus in February 2023 (with a different cover, right image below). Pre-order now.
“The descriptions of Baja are uncommonly evocative of gritty reality… this insightful look at criminal life from the viewpoint of a sardonic yet lonely soul seems destined for more plaudits—Booklist
When a wealthy American writer arrives with his wife and brother-in-law, Viridiana jumps at the offer of a job as his assistant, and she’s soon entangled in the glamorous foreigners’ lives. They offer excitement, and perhaps an escape from her humdrum life. When one of them dies, eager to protect her new friends, Viridiana lies – but soon enough, someone’s asking questions. It’s not long before Viridiana has some of her own questions about the identities of her new acquaintances.
Sharks may be dangerous, but there are worse predators nearby, ready to devour a naïve young woman unwittingly entangled in a web of deceit.