Elly Griffiths’ Dr. Ruth Galloway Faces ‘The Locked Room’ Mystery in Pandemic Era Norfolk [REVIEW]

Augustine Steward House in Norwich, UK
The Augustine Steward House is only one landmark readers will visit in Elly Griffiths’ The Locked Room. (Photo courtesy Canva)

As an archaeologist and educator, Dr. Ruth Galloway has enough to contend with. As she juggles cantankerous colleagues, peculiar students, and the daunting task of sorting through her deceased mother’s belongings, she doesn’t need a pandemic to complicate life any further.

When it seems like lockdown will keep her and DCI Harry Nelson apart, a baffling rash of seemingly unrelated suicides throws them together once again. But how can they crack the case when the world they know is turned topsy turvy and it is ill advised to leave the house? Find out in Elly Griffiths’ brilliant new mystery, The Locked Room.

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Stuart Woods’ ‘A Safe House’ is the Perfect Beach Read [REVIEW]

Old English manor house
Stone Barrington’s private English residence becomes a safe house to protect a high-profile client. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Someone is on the run. Someone with personal ties to high echelons of power. Only those connections are dangerous and want someone dead. When Stone Barrington is asked to step forward and offer someone protection, will he be able to keep his promise, or will this threat destroy them all? Find out in Stuart Woods’ A Safe House.

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A Teacher Finds Her Calling in Barbara Kennard’s ‘Dragons in My Classroom’ [EXCERPT]

Barbara Kennard with her students at the Dragon School in Oxford, England.
Barbara Kennard with her students at the Dragon School in Oxford, England. (Photo courtesy Barbara Kennard)

Teachers are tenacious by nature. They know how to adapt, and they constantly strive to sharpen their skills, connect with students, and leave an indelible mark on children’s lives. Barbara Kennard is one such teacher. But in her forthcoming memoir, Dragons in My Classroom, she candidly admits that she didn’t start out that way. She had to learn to become the kind of teacher she always wanted to be. We hope you love this exclusive sneak peek from the book, due on store shelves on June 14. Enjoy! —J&H

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Jackie Kabler’s ‘The Perfect Couple’ Will Make You Look Twice at Your Spouse [REVIEW]

Couple holding hands
Was their marriage truly perfect, or the perfect lie? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She thought she’d found the man of her dreams. She hoped their love would last forever. She never expected him to vanish into thin air. In Jackie Kabler’s latest novel, she examines the one question every hopeless romantic always asks: Is there any such thing as The Perfect Couple?

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J. Byrne Murphy’s ‘Le Deal’ Proves That Living Abroad Comes With Its Own Set of Challenges [REVIEW]

A leap of faith and a move to Paris lead a young entrepreneur to success in Le Deal. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to pack up and move to another continent? While your innate sense of adventure may relish the thought, what would the realities of the situation be like? Obviously each nation has its own way of doing things, its own culture. But what challenges might you encounter? Find out in J. Byrne Murphy’s Le Deal.

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