Jess Armstrong in conversation with Celeste Connally

Jess Armstrong's debut novel The Curse of Penryth Hall won the Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur First Crime Novel Competition. She has a masters degree in American History but prefers writing about imaginary people to the real thing. Jess lives in New Orleans with her historian husband, two sons, yellow cat, speckled dog, and the world's most pampered school-fair goldfish. And when she's not working on her next project, she's probably thinking about cheese, baking, tweeting or some combination of the above. You can find her on Twitter at or see what's new on her website.

Celeste Connally is an Agatha Award nominee, and a former freelance writer and editor. A lifelong devotee of historical novels and adaptations fueled by her passion for history--plus weekly doses of PBS Masterpiece--Celeste loves reading and writing about women from the past who didn't always do as they were told.

 


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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 6:30pm

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The Curse of Penryth Hall: A Mystery By Jess Armstrong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250886019
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - December 5th, 2023

“A delightful debut.” –People

An atmospheric gothic mystery that beautifully brings the ancient Cornish countryside to life, Armstrong introduces heroine Ruby Vaughn in her Minotaur Books & Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut, The Curse of Penryth Hall.


Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery (Lady Petra Inquires #1) By Celeste Connally Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250867551
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - November 14th, 2023

Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin from Celeste Connally.