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Author Discussion & Signing with Julia Buckley

Title: Death in a Budapest Butterfly (A Hungarian Tea House Mystery) A NEW SERIES...

Author: Julia Buckley

Date: August 4, 2019

Day: Saturday

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Description


Hana Keller serves up European-style cakes and teas in her family-owned tea house, but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hana and her tea-leaf reading grandmother will have to help catch a killer in the first Hungarian Tea House Mystery from Julia Buckley.

Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends... When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Juliana’s dire predictions appear to have come true. Things are brought to a boil when Hana’s beloved  Anna Weatherley butterfly teacup becomes the center of the murder investigation as it carried the poisoned tea. The cup is claimed as evidence by a handsome police detective, and the pretty Tea House is suddenly endangered.  Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful Budapest Butterfly back home where it belongs.

About the Author


Julia Buckley is the author of the Undercover Dish mysteries and the Writer's Apprentice mysteries. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Chicago Writer's Association. She has taught high school English for twenty-nine years. Other books by Julia Buckley are listed below.

 

Death in a Budapest Butterfly (A HUNGARIAN TEA HOUSE MYSTERY #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984804822
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - July 30th, 2019

Death Waits in the Dark (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #4) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451491916
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - April 2nd, 2019

Pudding Up With Murder (An Undercover Dish Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275979
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - September 5th, 2017

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A Dark and Stormy Murder (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425282601
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2016

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A Dark and Twisting Path (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425282625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - July 31st, 2018

Cheddar Off Dead (An Undercover Dish Mystery #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275962
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2016

The Big Chili (An Undercover Dish Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275900
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - October 6th, 2015

Death in Dark Blue (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425282618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - May 2nd, 2017

The Dark Backward Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780738708263
Availability: Special Order
Published: Midnight Ink - June 2006

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Bestselling Authors of 2018



Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's Bestselling Authors of 2018. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

 

Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062435866
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - October 16th, 2018

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A Dark and Twisting Path (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425282625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - July 31st, 2018

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The Battered Badge (Nero Wolfe Mysteries #13) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781504049108
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - April 17th, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062441942
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - August 14th, 2018

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In the Hush of the Night: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781510729872
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse - May 15th, 2018

Under a Dark Sky: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062560308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2018

Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062218308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

Philipp of Hesse: Unlikely Hero of the Reformation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780758661968
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Concordia Publishing House - November 16th, 2018

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