The eleventh book in the Pink Carnation series, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, comes out tomorrow!


The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is Sally Fitzhugh’s book, so it gave me particular joy to get to visit with Turnip and the gang– especially Turnip’s toddler, Parsnip. Although Miss Gwen did persist in thinking that this book was meant to be about her. Because Miss Gwen remains Miss Gwen.

To learn more and read an excerpt, just click here.

The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is available in trade paperback from Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, Powell’s, and, of course, your favorite local bookseller; in e-form on Kindle, Nook and iTunes; and in audio download from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

If you’d like a signed copy, the Poisoned Pen in Arizona is shipping a whole bunch over to me to sign. If you just want it signed, you can order a signed copy through their website at any time. If you’d like it personalized as well as signed, just let the Poisoned Pen know by tomorrow (Tuesday) evening and they’ll pass the request along to me when I sign my way through the stack on Wednesday. So if you want one made out to you, or with a special message for a friend, just be sure to let the Poisoned Pen folks know!

I seem to have run out of bookplates at the moment, but, as always, if you’d like a signed bookplate to paste into your copy of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, just email me, and I’ll send you one as soon as I have a new batch of bookplates in hand. (Most likely in a week or so.)

Happy reading!


  1. Sheila on August 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

    So looking forward to this book, especially the return of our Dear Boy. Is his son’s real name Parsnip? Imagine the parson’s face at the christening

  2. leslie on August 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I’m expecting it at 9:01 PST. Gotta love technology!

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