I'm delighted to announce that book ten in the Hannah Ives mystery series, A Quiet Death, which came out in the UK at the end of April, has now begun shipping in the US! Hannah is returning from a charity luncheon in Washington, DC, when her train is involved in a horrific crash. Although injured, Hannah remains at the side of her seatmate, reassuring the critically injured man until emergency workers free him from the twisted wreckage.
Nursing a broken arm, Hannah is discharged from the hospital with her ‘belongings,’ including a distinctive shopping bag she last saw in the hands of the stranger on the train. Inside, she finds letters and photos that document a decades-long love affair between Lilith, a free-spirited young artist and her married lover, Zan.
A wily imposter, a bullying attorney, a seedy PI – everyone wants to lay hands on Lilith and Zan’s letters. Hannah’s attempt to reunite the bag with its owner unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that could put her own life in danger. Unintimidated, her search gradually narrows to a remote cottage on Maryland’s eastern shore, where Hannah discovers how fine a line there is between love and hate, forgiveness and betrayal, and how easy it is to cross over that line to murder.
A Quiet Death – Severn House, 2001, ISBN: 978-0727880413
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