Janet McCanless at Literary Bookpost

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 17, 2009

Local author Janet McCanless, who writes a column for the Post’s LifePlus page, has published her third novel in the Beryl’s Cove mystery series, “Great Scott.”
In this outing for the amatuer sleuths, they are in Lexington, Ky., to watch their horse, Great Scott, run in the Kentucky Futurity.
Mischief is afoot as a wealthy Saudi Arabian sheik and his nationalist Chinese cohort lead the syndicate that wants to buy the best stallion in Irish trainer Kieron O’Shea’s stable.
Great Scott is kidnapped, along with the owner’s wife, Suzanne, and bedlam reigns as friends and family dash to rescue the pair.
Soon, the action shifts back to Beryl’s Cove, as Suzanne hires a housekeeper who turns out not to be quite what everyone thought she was. When the town recluse is arrested for the murder of the housekeeper, the action picks up as the town rallies around him.
Published by PublishAmerica, “Great Scott: a Beryl’s Cove Mystery is available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Publish America, and other online book providers.
It is also available from area bookstores such as Literary Bookpost in Salisbury and Corner Books and More in China Grove.
McCanless is also a writer for Senior Savvy and national magazines. She is a retired high school teacher who taught at South Rowan for many years.
She lives in China Grove with her husband, children, grandchildren and two cats, one of whom is the model for Elvis the cat in the Beryl’s Cove books.
McCanless will be the guest author for Saturday Salon at Literary Bookpost, 119 S. Main St. in downtown Salisbury, on Saturday, April 25, 2-4 p.m. For additional information about this event or future upcoming events at Literary Bookpost, call 704-630-9788 or visit www.literarybookpost.com.