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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THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS: An Interview with Lorraine Haas

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When a writer discovers her mother’s secret past, she is compelled to tell her story in The Scent of Gardenias. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The older we get, the easier it is to see our parents from the same vantage point as an outsider would. As such, we’ve often found that we gain better understanding of choices they have made over the years, some of them having been made even before we were born. As author Lorraine Haas wrote her latest book, The Scent of Gardenias, she delved deep into her mother’s past to fictionalize her life story and gained similar insights along the way. She shares some of what she learned in this enlightening interview. We hope you enjoy it! —J&H

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Danielle Steel Considers If Love Is Worth the Risk in ‘Nine Lives’ [REVIEW]

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When someone has the need for speed, can they ever slow down enough to fall in love? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Her mom wants her to marry someone safe, but she has a penchant for bad boys with a need for speed. Will she be able to live up to her mother’s expectations, or will she open her heart to the one man she isn’t supposed to want? Find out in Danielle Steel’s engrossing new novel, Nine Lives.

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Danielle Steel’s ‘Finding Ashley’ Makes Us Believe in the Power of Second Chances [REVIEW]

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When a woman is reunited with someone from her past, it changes her life forever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Following a devastating tragedy, one woman loses everything she holds dear and becomes a recluse. Her estranged sister tries to work a modern day miracle and bridge the chasm between them. But will this one act be enough to restore their relationship and pull her sister back into the real world once more? Find out in Danielle Steel’s Finding Ashley.

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Danielle Steel Examines Who Pays the Price for Infidelity in ‘The Affair’ [REVIEW]

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How many lives does a broken vow really touch? (Photo courtesy Canva)

After more than a decade together, she thought she knew him. She thought he loved her. But when she learns what he’s done, her whole world comes undone at the seams. What will she do next? And will she ever be able to reconstruct the ruin that is now her life? Find out in Danielle Steel’s compelling new novel, The Affair.

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