The Conn-Mann series is set in the 1870s in New York City. This is an important thing to remember about the books in the series.
It was a time and place that I’ve taken certain liberties with, but it was a period in time where things were different.
The Civil War had only been over for a few years. There were Confederates in the country who had served in that War. So…when I started Fred and Kevin’s book I decided to have someone impersonate one of these ex-soldiers to try and steal Aunt Emily’s house.
The original title was to be Bond & Reilly: The Case of the Counterfeit Confederate.
In light of the current events, I feel this would be in bad taste. So, I contacted my cover designer and he has redone it for me:
There are still Confederates mentioned in the story. That is because of the time frame of the story. It is not meant to demean anyone or downplay the divisiveness of that time. It isn’t even an integral part of the story, but to remove it completely would be to pretend the War never happened at all…