Authors Discussion with Susanna Calkins and Lori Rader-Day

Authors Discussion and Signing with Susanna Calkins and Lori Rader-Day

(Indoor Event so Masks are Required.)

Date: December 10, 2021

Day: Friday

Time: 7:00PM

They will discuss their latest Historical Mystery Novels in England from the Renaissance to Restoration London and the 20th Century (They are both Authors & Books described below:

Amazon.com: Susanna Calkins: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

About the Author

Susanna Calkins is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion mystery series, set from the Renaissance to Restoration London, and the Speakeasy mysteries, set in Prohibition-era Chicago. She has a PhD in history and works at Northwestern University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.

Description

Murder always sells. But when a series of dark and puzzling crimes takes place Renaissance to Restoration LondonLondon, will printer’s apprentice Lucy Campion be publishing the news – or starring in it?

London, 1667. Printer’s apprentice Lucy Campion is unsettled when, on a frozen December morning after church, an elderly woman dressed in mourning clothes whispers an ominous warning in her ear.

Lucy sternly tells herself it’s nonsense, but then her much-loved former master, Magistrate Hargrave, is viciously attacked with a brass hourglass during a break-in. But what exactly was the intruder searching for? And why did they first stop to steal a piece of Cook’s lamb and lentil pie?

The puzzling case is just the start of a series of dark, bizarre crimes. Lucy’s determined to uncover the truth and see that justice is done. But someone is equally determined to stop her – whatever it takes.

This page-turning historical mystery set in Renaissance London is a great choice for readers who like their heroines lively, their mysteries twisty and their historical settings brimming with authenticity.

 

About the Author


Lori Rader-Day is the author of Death at GreenwayThe Lucky OneUnder a Dark SkyThe Day I DiedLittle Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She is a four-time Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, winning the award in 2016. Lori lives in Chicago.

Description


"Irresistible... a Golden Age homage, an elegantly constructed mystery that on every page reinforces the message that everyone counts." –New York Times Book Review

From the award-winning author of The Day I Died and The Lucky One, a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie’s holiday estate to care for evacuated children, but when a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery.

Bridey Kelly has come to Greenway House—the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie—in disgrace. A terrible mistake at St. Prisca’s Hospital in London has led to her dismissal as a nurse trainee, and her only chance for redemption is a position in the countryside caring for children evacuated to safety from the Blitz.

Greenway is a beautiful home full of riddles: wondrous curios not to be touched, restrictions on rooms not to be entered, and a generous library, filled with books about murder. The biggest mystery might be the other nurse, Gigi, who is like no one Bridey has ever met. Chasing ten young children through the winding paths of the estate grounds might have soothed Bridey’s anxieties and grief—if Greenway were not situated so near the English Channel and the rising aggressions of the war.

When a body washes ashore near the estate, Bridey is horrified to realize this is not a victim of war, but of a brutal killing. As the local villagers look among themselves, Bridey and Gigi discover they each harbor dangerous secrets about what has led them to Greenway. With a mystery writer’s home as their unsettling backdrop, the young women must unravel the truth before their safe haven becomes a place of death . . .

 

 

Event date: 

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
The Cry of the Hangman Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9780727850331
Published: Severn House Publishers - November 2nd, 2021

Death at Greenway: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062938046
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 12th, 2021

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