Thu, Dec 14|
Author Chat & Book Launch with Mollie Cox Bryan
Meet Local Author Mollie Cox Bryan and celebrate the release of her latest book, "The Lace Widow" on Thursday, Dec 14 @ 5:30PM at The City Foxes!
Time & Location
Dec 14, 5:30 PM
City Foxes , 414 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA
About the Event
Meet Local Author Mollie Cox Bryan and celebrate the release of her latest book, "The Lace Widow" on Thursday, Dec 14 @ 5:30PM at The City Foxes in downtown Waynesboro.
Join City Foxes and Stone Soup Books for a live reading from The Lace Widow. An open Q&A session will follow, along with opportunities to purchase Mollie's books and have her sign or personalize your books.
Info on "The Lace Widow":
Could Alexander Hamilton be at the center of a vast murder plot engulfing Old New York? As his widow, Eliza, pieces together the puzzle, she unearths a heartbreaking secret that threatens to tear her family apart. Perfect for fans of Sherry Thomas and Deanna Raybourn, taking us from the city’s gilded mansions to its meanest streets, Mollie Ann Cox’s debut historical mystery transports readers to center stage in a time of grave political danger. New York, 1804. America’s beloved Alexander Hamilton lies dead after a duel with Aaron Burr. Meanwhile, Eliza Hamilton’s eighteen-year-old son, Alexander Jr., was seen fighting with a man in a tavern the night before his father’s duel and quickly comes under suspicion for murder when the man turns up dead. Eliza searches for ways to clear her son’s name, even as she is grieving, but as she combs through her late husband’s papers, she finds evidence of a plot to steal money from the government during his tenure as secretary of state. Hamilton was accused of stealing that money, and it was a scandal that almost broke the family—but is Eliza now holding proof of Alexander’s innocence? Deep in debt and despair, with eight children to support, Eliza turns to selling her handmade lace—and is drawn into a mysterious network of widow lacemakers who are intimately connected to New York’s high-society families. They know their dead husbands’ secrets—and soon, Eliza begins to piece together the truth. There’s a dark plot connected with the duel, as one by one, witnesses to the bout are being killed. Now, Eliza must not only clear her husband’s and son’s names but keep herself out of the killer’s sights.
Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and traditional mysteries with heart. She’s the author of several bestselling mystery series, also writing under the pen name Maggie Blackburn. She’s recently released a novella mystery series: The Victoria Town Mysteries. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman’s World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People’s Choice Award. She’s also penned a historical fiction: MEMORY OF LIGHT: AN AFTERMATH OF GETTYSBURG. She makes her home at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, Va.