I feel it's safe to talk about the project now. It would be difficult for anyone to scoop because just buying all the resource materials is costing a fortune. I don't know that many scholars who can afford to plunk down the 3K I did in December alone for various titles. In fact, it's reached the point where Mr. Thrilling can't bear to hear the numbers. :-D
But we've got one hell of a library on married sleuths and the book will be a nice mix of the academic and the entertaining.
I am loving every minute of the research. Well, not the straining credit card part--though I do love book hunting--but the reading. So many new-to-us authors and new/old books, hours of reading the stuff I love most. And totally guilt-free!
Mr. Thrilling is handling most of the writing in the proposal because I've been so busy with my own solo projects. It's hard for me to quiet my inner control freak. But this is what he is so very good at. This is the kind of writing that wooed and won me on DorothyL all those years ago. :-)