Thanks so much for joining me on Carrie’s fabulously fun blog for the fourth stop on my Expedition: Still Life Tour. Not familiar with the contest tour? Check out the details here.
Today’s stop is Fell’s Point. This is where Kate Maxwell’s private investigation firm, Charm City Investigations (CCI) is located, and it’s where the gang spends most of their evenings. It’s also where Finley Scott (Cold Shot) lives, and the opening chapter of Still Life is set. (You can read an excerpt here!)
Fell’s Point is a historic waterfront neighborhood in Baltimore named for the Englishman who founded a ship-building company there in 1726. The maritime past can still be felt in the air of this seafaring town. You can visit and explore the 18th- and 19th-century homes, storefronts, and delicious restaurants serving fantastic seafood and local favorites.
Here are some of the firsts in Fell’s Point history:
|1763||The town “Fell’s Point” was founded|
|1765||The first permanent residence in Fell’s Point, Robert Long House, is Baltimore’s oldest surviving residence|
|1772||The London Coffee House, Bond & Thames Sts., is believed to be the only existing pre-revolutionary War coffee house in the US|
|1775||Fell’s Point Ship Yard produced the first frigate of the Continental Navy, the Virginia|
|1797||Fell’s Point Ship Yard produces the Constellation|
|1826||Frederick Douglass, the famous slave, came to Fell’s Point, where he stayed until he escaped to the North and Freedom in 1838|
|1969||Fell’s Point was designated Maryland’s first National Historic District|
My favorite part of Fell’s Point are the beautiful row homes with unique doors and entryways. I made my poor husband trek up and down the cobblestone streets taking pictures of my favorites just to share with you. I hope you enjoy!
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life.But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.
Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show.
But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead–and the photographer insists he didn’t take the shot. Worse, her friend can’t be found.
She immediately calls Parker for help.
As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.
And don’t forget to check out Book #1 in the series!
Thanks again to Carrie for hosting me today, and for all of you joining me on stop #4 of my Expedition: Still Life Tour. Be sure to collect your passport stamp below to be entered to win the Grand Prize.
The Grand Prize is an Expedition: Still Life vintage leather travel tote full of locally-procured goodies (and some of the Chesapeake Valor gang’s favorites) to help you travel in coordinated style. It includes the following:
• Autographed copy of Still Life (to read on your next trip)
• Still Life Tote Bag (for carrying around all your sightseeing gear)
• Still Life Disposable Camera (to take pictures of your travels)
• Still Life Magnetic Picture Frame (to share your travel pics on your fridge)
• Milk Makeup Sleep Mask & Cooling Gel Insert (to help you rest & keep your eyes looking refreshed)
• L’Occitane Floral Cherry Blossom Voyage Set (in honor of cherry blossom season)
• Blush Infinity Scarf (to keep you traveling in style)
• Collapsible Water Bottle (to keep you hydrated)