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Death of the Keynote Speaker
A Susan Warner Mystery
Sharon L. Dean






Death of the Keynote Speaker
Price: $17.99
Sharon L. Dean
ISBN:
9781942981244






When Susan Warner plans a conference on the writer Abigail Brewster, New England's Isles of Shoals seem the perfect setting. Members of the Abigail Brewster Society will stay in Star Island's historic Oceanic Hotel. They'll visit Appledore Island, where Abigail summered at Celia Thaxter's nineteenth-century salon for writers and artists, and Smuttynose Island, the scene of a notorious 1873 murder.

But Susan hasn't counted on a twenty-first century killer or a killer storm.

Death of the Keynote Speaker blends a fictional Abigail Brewster with the actual histories of Star, Appledore, and Smuttynose islands. Susan needs to piece together the connections between the past and the present as she searches for an unknown murderer trapped with her group in a creaky hotel with no locks on the doors.



About The Author
Sharon L. Dean
Sharon L. Dean grew up in Massachusetts where she breathed in the history that haunts her novels. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of New Hampshire, a state she lived in until moving to Oregon. In New Hampshire, she taught writing and literature at Rivier University. After giving up writing scholarly books that required footnotes, she reinvented herself as a writer of mysteries. Her first novel, Tour de Trace, is set on Mississippi's Natchez Trace, which she once toured on her bicycle. As a teenager, she atttended conferences on Star Island, the setting for Death of the Keynote Speaker. In Cemetery Wine, Dean's reluctant sleuth, Susan Warner, once again confronts a murder, this time uncomfortably close to the New Hampshire farmhouse she calls home. For more information, visit Sharon on her website at: Sharon L. Dean.




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