As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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'Garden of Lies' by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick
by Piatkus, 21 April 2015. ISBN
This is the most recent
adventure from the pen of a prolific and best selling writer. The
elements of mystery, history and romance are seamlessly blended here. The
heroine is Mrs Ursula Kern who runs a high class secretarial agency in
of the women employed by Mrs Kern, Anne Clifton, has died in what the police
believe to be a suicide; Ursula Kern is not convinced of this so she sets out
to find out exactly what happened to Anne. Her starting point is with the
person who was employing Miss Clifton at the time of her death. Since
Ursula decides to replace Anne as secretary she must tell the man by whom she
herself is currently employed in cataloguing historical artefacts. He is
the mysterious Slater Ruxton, archaeologist and adventurer, who is not best
pleased by Ursula's decision. Both Ursula and Slater harbour deep secrets
and prefer to wear the deepest black, though from different motives.
story involves blackmail plots, murders, villainous and ruthless opponents,
dangerous drugs and sexual encounters. Definitely the mixture as before
from Amanda Quick! Our doughty hero and clever heroine develop a close
relationship cemented by the dangers they encounter. Eventually a
conclusion is reached and the loose ends all neatly tied up.
various pseudonyms Jayne Ann Krentz has written more than 50 bestselling novels.
Amanda Quickis a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, who was born 28
March 1948. She was educated at San Jose
State University, University of
California, Santa Cruz. She is the author, under various pen names, of
more than fifty New York Times bestsellers; there are more than 35 million
copies of her books in print. She lives in Seattle.
Jennifer Palmer Throughout my reading life crime fiction has been a
constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an expatriate in the Far
East, the Netherlands & the USA but occasionally the solace of closing my
door to the outside world and sitting reading was highly therapeutic. I now
lecture to adults on historical topics including Famous Historical Mysteries.