Monthly Archives: December 2018

Publishers Weekly –‘Fans of Victorian mysteries have cause to rejoice.’


Thanks Publishers Weekly for the splendid words about FELICITY CARROL AND THE PERILOUS PURSUIT.

“Fans of Victorian mysteries have cause to rejoice.” Publishers Weekly.

Felicity Carrol is now available for presale at and other fine book sellers.


For the full notice click below.

Publishers Weekly

Screenplay hits quarter finals in screenwriting contest


My screenplay “ARIZONA MOON” was named a quarter finalist in the 4th Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest.

While defending a Mexican woman accused of murdering her white abusive husband, a wealthy alcoholic attorney falls in love with the Latina interpreter in a sleepy Arizona town in 1959. When the trial begins, he must find strength to help his client and himself.

From the script I wrote the novel “VERDICT IN THE DESERT” that was published by Arte Público Press is the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, part of the University of Houston.

Detective Felicity Carrol is on the case in a new book


Amidst the heraldry of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a string of brutal murders rocks Britain’s upper crust―and could threaten the realm itself―in the spellbinding debut of Patricia Marcantonio’s Felicity Carrol mysteries.


Felicity Carrol is interested in everything―except being a proper young matron of Victorian society. Brilliant and resourceful, Felicity took refuge in science and education after her mother died and her father abandoned her to servants. Now, all he wants is for her to marry into a family of status and money.

Felicity has other ambitions―but her plans shudder to a halt when her mentor is murdered at the British Museum and his priceless manuscript of King Arthur lore is stolen. Tapping into her photographic memory and the latest in the burgeoning field of forensic detection, Felicity launches an investigation. Handsome Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies is also on the case, and finds Felicity as meddlesome as she is intelligent. But when more nobles are murdered and their King Arthur relics stolen, Felicity must journey on her own into the dark underworld of antiquity theft, where she uncovers a motive far more nefarious than simple profit.

As the killer sets his sights on a new victim―a charismatic duke who has captured Felicity’s imagination―the stakes rise to impossible heights. It’s a case that could shake the kingdom in Patricia Marcantonio’s series debut, Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit.