Monday, September 6, 2021

This week - Anna Lee Huber, author of Murder Most Fair - in conversation with Erica Ruth Neubauer

We're having a run of Thrillwaukee events - William Kent Krueger last week, Anna Lee Huber this week, and next week Naomi Hirahara for Clark and Division. Kent's latest book, Lightning Strike, just debuted at #5 on The New York Times - according to him, that's his highest debut to date. Lisa Baudoin did a great job interviewing him for a joint event with Boswell and Books and Company. You can watch it here.
This week!
Thursday, September 9, 7 pm Central Time
Anna Lee Huber, author of Murder Most Fair
in conversation with Erica Ruth Neubauer
Register here for this virtual event

In the new normal, one change in the way we go about events has been flipped. In the past, we'd either write a proposal for an author or be offered an author and then we'd try to find a conversation partner if needed. But in the age of virtual events, sometimes the conversation partner comes first.

I was chatting with mystery writer Erica Ruth Neubauer (Murder at the Mena House, Murder at Wedgefield Manor) and I asked her who she'd most like to talk to for an event. She came up with several names, including former Greendale librarian, Edgar winner Ashley Weaver. We were able to put that event together (watch them discuss A Peculiar Combination here) and during the event, they started talking about Anna Lee Huber. Ashley Weaver was a fan. And Anna Lee Huber was on Erica Ruth's shortlist of faves.

And so...we present a virtual evening with Anna Lee Huber, author of Murder Most Fair.

All is far from quiet on the home front in 1919 Yorkshire Dales, England, when former Secret Service agent Verity Kent receives a visitor who is being trailed by a killer. After years in war-ravaged Germany, Verity’s Great Aunt Ilse has come to England to repair her health - and to escape trouble. When Ilse’s maid is found dead, Verity must uncover whether this is anti-German sentiment taken to murderous lengths, or if a more personal motive is at work. Could Verity’s shadowy nemesis, Lord Ardmore, be involved? And if so, how much closer to home will the blow land when he inevitably strikes again?

Publishers Weekly calls Murder Most Fair, “A treat for WWI buffs and the legion of fans who have grown fond of Verity.”

Wendy Hinman in Foreword Reviews writes: "In the engrossing historical mystery Murder Most Fair, the heroine’s grief, and her relationships with her also grieving family, add texture to the dramatic investigation, while era details, as of cars, fashions, medical practices, and post-war British hostility toward Germans, contribute to the fascinating backdrop.

Gail Byrd in Mystery and Suspense writes: "This book is much more than just a mystery/espionage novel. There are themes of isolationism, and the distrust of foreigners, the after effects of war even for the winning side, and grief in its varied forms are all part of the backdrop that provides the setting for the mystery. It is well written, and offers some good understanding, all couched in an engaging fictional story that is well plotted. This may be the best book of the series so far."

If you like to start with #1 in a series, the book on your list is This Side of Murder.

Anna Lee Huber (photo credit Sharon Lee Aycock) is the Daphne Award-winning author of the Lady Darby Mysteries and the Verity Kent Mysteries. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. 

More upcoming Boswell events here.

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