THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Friday Aug 7 MYSTERY WRITER RHYS BOWEN TO VISIT FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015; 7 PM New York Times bestselling author RHYS BOWEN will introduce her newest mystery, Malice at the Palace, a Royal Spyness Mystery featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the English throne and crack amateur...
  2. Wednesday Aug 12 TWO YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS TO VISIT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12; 7 PM Two authors of Young Adult fiction will visit tonight: MINDEE ARNETT AND ERICA O’ROURKE. MINDEE ARNETT will introduce The Nightmare Charade, the stunning final installment in the Arkwell Academy series. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into...
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MYSTERY WRITER RHYS BOWEN TO VISIT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015; 7 PM

New York Times bestselling author RHYS BOWEN will introduce her newest mystery, Malice at the Palace, a Royal Spyness Mystery featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the English throne and crack amateur sleuth. Lady Georgiana has been asked to come stay at Kensington Palace to calm the pre-wedding jitters of Princess Marina, who is set to marry Prince George, youngest son of George V. Georgie is a bit skeptical about the whole thing since she knows that George has a history of frequent love affairs, not a desirable trait in a soon-to-be-husband. When society beauty Kiki Anstruther, reputed latest mistress of Prince George, is found dead in the palace, everything is thrown into disarray, including Lady Georgiana’s own romantic attachment to Darcy O’Mara. Is it possible that everything Georgie believed about her own love life is a pack of lies? As Georgie is uncovering facts about Kiki's murder, she's also discovering unsavory things about Darcy.

Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major mystery award including the Edgar, and has won many, including the Agatha and Anthony Awards. She was born in England and now splits her time between southern California and Arizona.

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