I flew home from BEA and BookCon on Sunday evening, but

I flew home from BEA and BookCon on Sunday evening, but

6/6/2021, 6:02:19 PM
I flew home from BEA and BookCon on Sunday evening, but kept being delayed! So I arrived home dead tired on Monday morning and spent all of yesterday trying to recover. ha. After a week in New York running around the Javits Center and New York, I’m beat but so happy. Happy to have had a wonderful time and happy to be home with my family again. . I arrived home to a small pile of book mail and found The Magpie Murders among the packages. I saw signs for this all around BEA and BookCon, so I was pleased to find it because the cover had caught my interest. This beauty is out today, and even though I know it says “Magpie”, it’s giving me all the Poe/Raven feels with the colors. . What are you reading today? I’m reading “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo, which I was lucky enough to snag at BEA! . Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. . When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. . Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. . Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murdersis a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

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