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 The Scarlet Wench by M.K. Graff

Bridle Path Press
$12.00, paperback / $6.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-9852331-7-4
May, 2014
Fiction: Mystery; Amateur Sleuth; Police Procedural
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"The Scarlet Wench has all the ingredients of a good read: atmospheric setting, intriguing characters, complex plot and excellent writing."
—British mystery author Rebecca Tope

"M. K. Graff does it again with another compelling and intriguing Nora Tierney classic. As always, the characters are multifaceted, the plot twists are unpredictable and intriguing, and the backdrop of Ramsey Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere will make you want to hop a plane for the U.K. locale. The Scarlet Wench is another winner!"
—P.M. Terrell, award-winning author of Vicki's Key, The Tempest Murders, and River Passage

"A lively cast of characters, an intriguing mystery and a heroine you have to love ... M. K. Graff does it again, with a new novel you can't put down!"
—Susan Sloate, bestselling author of Forward to Camelot and Stealing Fire

In this third Nora Tierney Mystery, American writer Nora awaits the arrival of a traveling theatre groups that will stage Noel Coward's play Blithe Spirit at Ramsey Lodge, her temporary home in Cumbria. Her son now six months old, Nora must juggle parenting with helping her illustrator friend Simon Ramsey run the lodge. She's also hoping to further her relationship with the only lodge guest not in the cast: DI Declan Barnes, ostensibly there from Oxford on a hiking trip. When a series of pranks and accidents escalate to murder during a flood that strands everyone, Nora realizes her child is in jeopardy and determines to help Declan unmask a killer.

M.K. Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney Mysteries, set in England. She is also co-author of Writing in a Changing World, a primer on writing groups and effective critique methods. A member of Sisters in Crime, Graff writes the weekly crime review blog, Auntie M Writes ( and conducts the Writers Read program in Belhaven, NC. A frequent workshop leader and creating writing teacher, Graff has also published creative nonfiction, essays and poetry and wrote for seven years for Mystery Review magazine.

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