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Book #1 of P.B. Ryan’s acclaimed historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Long thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and it’s up to Nell to prove his innocence.
Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.
“A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place. I’m very glad there will be more to come.” New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly
“P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life With Murder…I can’t wait for the next installment.” Bestselling author Victoria Thompson
“If you like fast moving, accurately drawn, historical mysteries, you won’t go wrong by trying Still Life With Murder.” Reviewing the Evidence
“Still Life With Murder is sheer perfection… gripping… powerful… unforgettable…You’ll know you’ve read one hell of a story after you turn the last page!” Reader to Reader Reviews
“This is the first book in the acclaimed Gilded Age Mysteries series, and has many things to recommend it… a tidy package of well-drawn characters, lively story and historical verisimilitude.” MyShelf.com
“…a highly entertaining book with a well-drawn pair of characters who have both sparkling chemistry and conversation. I’m looking forward to more Nell Sweeney mysteries.” All About Romance
“With its rich sense of place and time and a crisp, intelligent plot, readers will speed through this tale and be clamoring for more.” Bestselling author Earlene Fowler
“Utterly absorbing. Vividly alive characters in a setting so clearly portrayed that one could step right into it. A very clever plot in which each clue is clearly offered and yet the identity of the murderer is a complete surprise.” Roberta Gellis
“This debut mystery is a winner, with a feisty heroine, a colorful historical backdrop and a strong mystery rife with complexities. An ideal blend of history and mystery.” Romantic Times BookReviews
About the Author: Patricia Ryan has written more than two dozen novels, which have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries.
A RITA winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the first book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan.
Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist. Visit Pat’s website at patricia-ryan.com
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