A storyteller ever since she could talk, C J Verburg spent the 1990s collaborating on theatre projects with the late artist and writer Edward Gorey. Their friendship inspired her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series, starting with Croaked and continuing with Zapped, as well as her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey On Stage and her play Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians, winner of the 2012 Centenary Stage Women Playwrights' Series and the 2011 Ashland New Plays Festival. A former editor and freelance writer for major publishers on both coasts, Carol now lives in San Francisco, where she's a member of Sisters in Crime, editor of the quarterly Semaphore, and founding leader of the Mechanics' Institute Library's Indie Publishers' Working Group. Another Number for the Road is Book Two in her Cory Goodwin mystery series, which stars the Boston journalist daughter of New York private eye Archie Goodwin. In Book One, Silent Night Violent Night, an old Mount Holyoke College friend needs Cory's help on the dark side of science publishing. This time Cory flees Beacon Hill and her shaky marriage for an upscale exchange program to Paris, searching for lost time and a Phases cover story with a vanished rock-&-roll band.