Now that Steve Martinez Novel No. 5, Tracking the Beast, has leaped the first hurdle at Five Star Mysteries and is in the hopper for presumable publication some time in 2015, I've begun work on No. 6.
It hasn't got a title yet, but it will deal with race and murder in the Upper Peninsula. Right now I'm shaping the character of the victim. Creating a personality out of whole cloth is fun, but the devil is in the details.