Celeste Connally in conversation with Stephanie Graves - In Store

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.

Stephanie Graves is the author of the Olive Bright mystery series and four romantic novels, written under the pseudonym Alyssa Goodnight. She lives in Houston with her family. Visit her online at msstephgraves.com.


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Event date: 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 6:30pm

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2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery (Lady Petra Inquires #1) By Celeste Connally Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250867551
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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.


A Courage Undimmed: A WW2 Historical Mystery Perfect for Book Clubs (An Olive Bright Mystery #3) By Stephanie Graves Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496731531
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Published: Kensington - January 24th, 2023

Weaving wartime intrigue, rural village life, and little-known historical facts about the role of carrier pigeons in WWII, Stephanie Graves continues the adventures of British pigeoneer Olive Bright, but as bitter cold weather forces her racing birds indoors in November 1941, Olive is assigned to a new role in the war effort – escorting none other than Lieutenant Commander Ian Fleming


A Valiant Deceit: A WW2 Historical Mystery Perfect for Book Clubs (An Olive Bright Mystery #2) By Stephanie Graves Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781496731555
Published: Kensington - December 27th, 2022

Weaving wartime intrigue, rural village life, and little-known historical facts about the role of carrier pigeons in WWII, Stephanie Graves continues the adventures of Olive Bright, a young pigeoneer who, along with her racing birds, has been conscripted to aid the fight against the Nazis.


Olive Bright, Pigeoneer: A WW2 Historical Mystery Perfect for Book Clubs (An Olive Bright Mystery #1) By Stephanie Graves Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496731548
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Published: Kensington - December 28th, 2021

“Delightful.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Charming and exciting...the perfect cozy mystery, with a brilliant heroine you’re sure to adore."—Apple Books, Best of the Month Selection