Vienna by William S. Kirby
Genre: urban fantasy / crime fiction
Vienna is a unique and unforgettable novel. . . . Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century…Source: Info in the About Vienna was from the press kit from the publicity team.
It started as nothing more than a one-night stand . . .
Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she’s never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning.
Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she’s never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue.
When Justine’s current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins—the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot.
What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over?
Drawn together by an attraction neither of them can explain, Justine and Vienna are pursued across Europe by paparazzi, tabloid headlines . . . and the mystery of Vienna’s own shadowy past, which holds the key to everything.
Meet The Author
About William S. Kirby:
William Kirby was born in Estes Park, Colorado. His early childhood was spent hiking and sledding throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. Before reaching middle school, William's family relocated to Kearney, Nebraska, a small town on the South Platte River. There he continued hiking with the added benefit of collecting fresh morel mushrooms. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Upon graduation, he taught high school Chemistry and Physics for a short time. However, his future wife, Kathryn, hooked a systems engineering job in Denver. As system engineering pays somewhat more than teaching, it was time to move back to Colorado.
William completed his first novel, Iapetus, in 1993. He has been writing on and off ever since. During breaks in writing, he has volunteered many hours (years) to historic preservation. He has also had the chance to travel widely, from Fiji, to Iceland, to Taiwan. Unfortunately, much writing time was lost to kidney stones and various surgeries. However, medical science seems to have caught up, and William is again writing full time.
William and Kathryn now make their home in Denver, Colorado. When not working, they travel, hike, backpack, ski, snowshoe, snorkel, and clean up the numerous fur balls hocked up by their two cats. Never a dull moment.