A woman on the run blows the dust off a series of deadly secrets It's the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell's chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to. Jude needs a bolt-hole; Lowell needs an assistant, and when an affordable rental is thrown in too, life begins to look up. The gravedigger's cottage isn't perfect for a woman alone, but at least she has quiet neighbors. Quiet, but t silent. The long dead and the books they left behind both have tales to tell, and the dusty rooms of the bookshop are t the haven they seem to be. Lowell's past and Jude's present are a dangerous cocktail of secrets and lies, and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything. Praise: A 2016 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel A 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Award Finalist A 2017 IPPY Award Bronze Medalist for Mystery/Cozy/Noir Quiet Neighbors drew me in from the very first page, and I stayed up late reading it because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. That's the definition of a good book. --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author McPherson writes mystery stories that are both cozy and creepy, which accounts for the quirky charm of Quiet Neighbors. --The New York Times Outstanding. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Layer upon layer of deception. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) McPherson is a master of slightly creepy narratives that are complex and character driven. --Library Journal (starred review) Quiet Neighbors is a real find . . . This is one of those ideal stories that you cant put down and actually feel sad when it's over. --Suspense Magazine Quiet Neighbors is a cleverly conceived, skillfully executed, decidedly ntraditional small-town mystery that is bursting at the seams with warmth, wit, moxie, and menace. --Mystery Scene Despite the dark underpinnings, this is also a story of love, family, trust, and forgiveness. --Booklist Intricately layered and psychologically taut. --The Strand Magazine
Catriona McPherson (Davis, California) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of multi-award-winning standalones for Midnight Ink, including the Edgar-shortlisted The Day She Died and the Mary Higgins Clark finalist Quiet Neighbors. She also writes the Agatha-winning Dandy Gilver historical mystery series (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books). McPherson is the past president of Sisters in Crime and a member of Mystery Writers of America. Visit her online at CatrionaMcPherson.com.