Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Recollections of Rosabelle Raines by Karen Cantwell

"Rosabelle Raines had lived at least a thousand lives, and much to her dismay, she could recall them all."

That's the opening line of my newest -- and now PUBLISHED -- short story, "The Recollections of Rosabelle Raines." This, and nineteen other exciting and bone chilling mystery short stories are featured in Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin', now available on or at Wildside Press.

Rosabelle Raines lives in post-civil war Alexandria, Virginia and must deal with the unusual ability to see her past lives. The problem for Rosabelle is that whenever she has a glimpse of a past life, she knows that very soon in her present life, a similar experience will befall her again. After touching the hand of handsome Eli Witherspoon, she recalls a life where she witnessed a vicious murder. Knowing the same is certain to happen again, she seeks to stop the crime before it occurs. Can she unravel the mystery of Mr. Eli Witherspoon in time to prevent another death?


Sam Liu said...

This sounds wonderful, what a clever idea - I'll be buying my copy :)

Sam Liu said...

This sounds brilliant, what a clever idea - I'll be buying my copy :)

Karen said...

Thanks Sam! Hope you like it. :-)