M. K. Graff to read at New Dominion on July 19

Coming to New Dominion Bookshop:

M.K. Graff will read from her new novel,

The Blue Virgin

Monday, July 19 at 12:15 PM

The mysterious death of Bryn Wallace draws American author Nora Tierney to Oxford to clear her close friend Val Rogan, who has been wrongfully accused of Bryn’s murder. Or has she? Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, much, to the dismay of Detective Inspector Declan Barnes and the illustrator of Nora’s children’s book, Simon Ramsey. Simon’s efforts to save Nora from herself become increasingly frantic as Nora is forced to use her wits and wiles to prove Val’s innocence.

The first in a series of Nora Tierney mysteries, The Blue Virgin is a compelling story of love and intrigue. Nothing, Nora learns, is what it seems, and even the most innocent of choices can lead to murder and revenge.

“In her stunning, debut mystery novel set in Oxford, England, M. K. Graff keeps the reader guessing who-done-it. Her sophisticated literary style together with her compelling plot and cast of characters made the book impossible to put down. P. D. James step aside …”

—Joan Seliger Sidney, Body of Diminishing Motion

About the author: M.K. Graff’s writing includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She is the author of Death Unscripted (which takes place in Manhattan in the land of soap operas) and the co-author of The End of the Book: Writing in the Twenty-First Century. After writing for seven years for Mystery Review magazine, she taught creative writing and memoir classes and leads the North Carolina Writers Read workshop for adults and children. She is a member of “Sisters in Crime,” and has studied literature at Oxford University (which inspired the setting for The Blue Virgin).

Graff can be reached at her blog, Auntiemwrites’s Weblog.

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