Now Available – The Sartorial Senator

Please pardon the temporary interruption. Thanks, again, for your patience and your support!

In The Sartorial Senator, Nick and Carter just want to go home to San Francisco after their adventures in Mexico. But, before they can sail into the Golden Gate, Nick receives a subpoena from America’s most infamous witch hunter in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, an old schoolmate from Carter’s childhood shows up out of nowhere and revives painful memories. Once they get to the nation’s capitol, they are plunged into helping yet another flirtatious police detective solve a curious murder that leads to some very dark places.

In the end, Nick and Carter set a trap to catch the killer and get much more than they bargained for.

Available now on Amazon!

Oops!

I made a mistake.

I sent The Sartorial Senator to press with errors.

So, I want to make sure you get the best book I can give you.

I’ve unpublished the title and am making the revisions even as you read this.

If you haven’t bought a copy, then good! I’ll post a note in the next day or so once it’s ready.

If you have bought a copy, then thank you! And I want to make sure get the best book I can give you, so before I publish this updated version, you can turn on Whyspersinc on your Kindle device or app and your copy will be updated by Amazon once the new version is available.

Don’t know if you have Whyspersinc on?

Click here. This page is where you manage your devices on Amazon.

Once you get there, follow these steps:

  1. Once you’re logged in to your Amazon account, click on Settings
  2. Scroll down and look for Device Synchronization. Turn this to ON.
  3. Just below that is Automatic Book Update (this is the important one). Turn this to ON.

That should do it.

One last important thing:

If you already purchased a copy, please forward the receipt to me at info (at) frankwbutterfield.com and I will send you a nice little thank you for doing so: the print copy of this book once it’s ready. It really is the least I can do.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this.

Many, many thanks for your patience and your support.

And… this kind of contrast can only mean one thing: BESTSELLER!

New Book! The Sartorial Senator

In The Sartorial Senator, Nick and Carter just want to go home to San Francisco after their adventures in Mexico. But, before they can sail into the Golden Gate, Nick receives a subpoena from America’s most infamous witch hunter in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, an old schoolmate from Carter’s childhood shows up out of nowhere and revives painful memories. Once they get to the nation’s capitol, they are plunged into helping yet another flirtatious police detective solve a curious murder that leads to some very dark places.

In the end, Nick and Carter set a trap to catch the killer and get much more than they bargained for.

Available now on Amazon!

Fictional names of fictional works in fiction

Do you like Peanuts? Not the legume but the comic strip by Charles Schultz.

I loved Peanuts when I was a kid and still do. I had a big stack of the paperbacks from the 60s that my grandmother gave me. I also always ordered the latest one every time my elementary school teacher passed around the order sheet for paperbacks.

One of my favorite story lines in the comic strip was about Snoopy’s unrequited love for Miss Helen Sweetstory, author of the Bunny Wunnies series of books.

Miss Sweetstory shows up (always off camera, of course) several times over the years. At one point Snoopy decides to write her unauthorized biography before abandoning the project in favor of chasing the Red Baron.

There’s a delightful topical humor in several of the titles:

  • The Six Bunny Wunnies and Their Pony Cart
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies Go to Long Beach
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies Make Cookies
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies Join an Encounter Group
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies and Their XK-E
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies and Their Water Bed
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies and Their Layover in Anderson, Indiana
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies and the Female Veterinarian
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies Freak Out
  • The Six Bunny Wunnies Visit Plains, Georgia

By the way, I would seriously watch the ABC Movie Of The Week production of The Six Bunny Wunnies and Their Layover in Anderson, Indiana!

I also get a big kick out of the fictional movie titles in the TV show Seinfeld:

  • Rochelle, Rochelle
  • Prognosis Negative
  • Sack Lunch
  • Chunnel
  • Blimp: The Hindenburg Story
  • CheckMate

By the way, I would seriously watch the Lifetime movie production of Blimp: The Hindenburg Story!

Rochelle, Rochelle (A young girl’s strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk…) comes to life when we get to see Better Midler (star of the Broadway version of the movie) sing a bit from the show:


In The Unexpected Heiress, we find out that Taylor Wells (handsome leading man) and Rhonda Darling (his beautiful co-star) are filming the all-singing, all-dancing M-G-M blockbuster extravaganza It Was Raining Then.

We don’t get many details about this movie in The Unexpected Heiress or The Amorous Attorney other than M-G-M has put a lot of money into the production and they expect big things from the production.

The name came to me as a blend of two titles: Singin’ In The Rain (the 1952 all-singing, all-dancing M-G-M blockbuster starring Gene Kelley, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds) and It’s Raining Men (the 1984 disco classic originally performed by The Weather Girls: Izora Rhodes and Martha Wash).

Space does not allow for a deep psychological explanation of why I would mix the two other than, in my mind, I also saw this scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (the 1953 all-singing, all-dancing 20th Century Fox blockbuster starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell):

What’s your favorite fictional name of a piece of fiction in a work of fiction?

New review! 1947: When Nick Met Carter

1947: When Nick Met Carter

I saw this review yesterday and was reminded how much I love this story!

This is the charming prelude to a new series of novel. A good narrative, enjoyable protagonists and friends and family members, and best of all the author is showing us San Francisco in the period right after World War II, and the research rings trues in details of clothing and speech. I was slightly younger than the protagonists (11 years at the time), so I remember it well. The two first entries are novellas, while the next stories are full novels.