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When I stopped laughing…

Okay, so I subscribe to Buzzfeed’s morning newsletter, which can be scarily informative and often unintentionally hilarious and sometimes just incredibly depressing, but then that’s the news today. This morning the newsletter included a link to this article, 14 Books For Anyone Who’s Had A Tough Year. As I read down it with an increasing sense…

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For those of you who like history mysteries and who have yet to have Sir Robert gallop up to your door, you’re in for a real treat.

A wrong-side-of-the-blanket cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, perspicaciously able, perennially broke, persistently in love with the married Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, Sir Robert is fresh off saving James the VI/I’s life from a double assassination attempt. With the whole-hearted if covert backing of Sir Robert Cecil he is now tasked by James to catch and kill…

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Pub day of Death of an Eye!

Pub day is December 6, 2018! Why, that would be today, wouldn’t it? Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on Saturday, December 8th, at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. See you there!* *And if you can’t make it…

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In Death of an Eye news…

…yesterday Barbara and I baked Egyptian Christmas cookies for my signing at the Poisoned Pen on Saturday. With limited success. These are the best of the ankh, the Eye of Horus, and the scarab. (I told Barbara some of the ankhs looked like Casper the Friendly Ghost.) I was at the store yesterday and Julie…

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One week and counting…

Pub day is December 6th! Pub day is December 6, 2018! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. At which there will be goodie giveaways, including this pair of wrist…

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Two weeks and counting…

Pub day is December 6th! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. Excerpt from Death of an Eye It was a day as beautiful as were most days in Alexandria,…

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Three weeks and counting…

Pub day is December 6th! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. At which event there will be goodie giveaways, including three of these, which on a trip to Turkey…

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Why Cleopatra? [continuing…]

[To catch up on the discussion, click here, and then here.] Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, a direct descendant of Ptolemy I, who plucked the plum of Alexandria and Egypt when the generals divvied up the empire after Alexander the Great’s death. Alexandria was founded by Alexander, a city on the edge of the Middle Sea…

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Four weeks and counting…

Pub day is December 6th! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. Excerpt from Death of an Eye He was looking into the pool, a contemplative expression on his face,…

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