We are so excited to share the amazing cover of Cat Sebastian’s upcoming novel Hither, Page out June 18th!
Note from Cat:
I’m a huge fan of Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, Dorothy Sayers, and mid-century crime fiction in general. But as a reader I’m frustrated by the lack of LGBTQ+ representation, so when I decided to write a romance novel with a mystery subplot, I knew my goal was: Agatha Christie, but make it gay. I wanted to create a Miss Marple-style postwar murder village and populate it with queer characters. I had such fun writing it, and I loved the chance to work with Crowglass Designs to create a cover that captured the mood of mystery novels of the period.
About Hither, Page:
A jaded spy and a shell shocked country doctor team up to solve a murder in postwar England.
James Sommers returned from the war with his nerves in tatters. All he wants is to retreat to the quiet village of his childhood and enjoy the boring, predictable life of a country doctor. The last thing in the world he needs is a handsome stranger who seems to be mixed up with the first violent death the village has seen in years. It certainly doesn’t help that this stranger is the first person James has wanted to touch since before the war.
The war may be over for the rest of the world, but Leo Page is still busy doing the dirty work for one of the more disreputable branches of the intelligence service. When his boss orders him to cover up a murder, Leo isn’t expecting to be sent to a sleepy village. After a week of helping old ladies wind balls of yarn and flirting with a handsome doctor, Leo is in danger of forgetting what he really is and why he’s there. He’s in danger of feeling things he has no business feeling. A person who burns his identity after every job can’t set down roots.
As he starts to untangle the mess of secrets and lies that lurk behind the lace curtains of even the most peaceful-seeming of villages, Leo realizes that the truths he’s about to uncover will affect his future and those of the man he’s growing to care about.
About the Author:
Cat Sebastian writes steamy, upbeat historical romances. They generally have at least one LGBTQ+ main character and always have happy endings.
Cat lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s doing crossword puzzles, bird-watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.