Another novel has been added to my list on my website. The Package is my new novel. It might possibly be better written as a play since most of the action takes place in two rooms: the living room and dining room of the Blackbourne family mansion in Toronto, Ontario.
An historic Canadian family, embroiled in the art world, await the delivery of a mysterious package from their ancestor in England. What is hidden within the package changes the lives of this ancient family which causes various interesting and dastardly occurrences.
At the beginning of the novel, a family tree will be drawn out describing the whole hierarchy of the Blackbourne family going back several generations. Hours were required to complete this task. I am constantly referred back to this family tree because even I forget who is related to whom.
Each character in the The Package is somehow involved within the aristocratic realm of the art work; such as, collector, artist, gallery owner, agent, legal or insurance. The characters interact discussing their expertise in the arena of art which is how we get to know them. Also, we learn the integral family affairs which help and hinder the family.
Of course, there is still much work to be done on the novel. I'm re-reading That Truthful Place, my fourth novel. It requires a lot of re-writing which is necessary for all novels. An author is never satisfied with their work.