Her latest novel is What the Fly Saw, the second Detective Hannah McCabe mystery.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Bailey's reply:
I’d like to say I’m reading a literary classic or a terrific mystery. But the truth is my fiction reading is on hold until I can get away on vacation later this summer. Until then I’m going to focus on reading related to a non-fiction book I’m writing about clothing and crime. On my desk right now: The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth Century America by Kate Haulman and Sensory Worlds in Early America by Peter Charles Hoffer. I’m also working on a historical thriller set in 1939. I’m reading about the New York City World’s Fair and the royal visit and the premier of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta. Luckily, I happen to love doing research.Visit Frankie Y. Bailey's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
Actually, I did read a few chapters of a mystery the other day. A friend gave me a copy of The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance, one of the book in Stuart Kaminsky’s Toby Peters series. For those who don’t know the series, Toby is a lovable private detective in 1940s Hollywood. In this one – as you might have guessed from the title -- Toby meets “the Duke” himself, actor John Wayne. That’s not a typo in the title. The con man, soon to be corpse, who brings them together is name “Lewis” (not “Liberty”) Vance.
The Page 69 Test: What the Fly Saw.
My Book, The Movie: What the Fly Saw.