Saturday, July 12, 2008

We had a wonderful Afternoon Event with Rhys Bowen

This afternoon Rhys Bowen was at The Poisoned Pen for a lovely event where she signed Royal Pain her new mystery featuring penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie.
A character Jacqueline Winspear calls "a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers”

Rhys recommended a debut by G.M. Malliet Death of a Cozy Writer. She said "The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph."

From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet... who was once suspected of murdering her husband.

Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead?

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