Wednesday, December 26, 2012

P.B. Ryan’s "Still Life with Murder" - from bestselling historical mystery series

Mystery lovers: books don't come with higher recommendations than this one! With over 100 five-star reviews, get today's spotlight book - from masterful mystery writer P. B. Ryan!

“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

Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, Book 1), by P.B. Ryan

Book #1 of P.B. Ryan’s bestselling 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.

"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."

“...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

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Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan, aka P.B. Ryan, is the author of 28 novels, which have been critically praised and published in over twenty countries. Pat tapped into her fascination with 19th century urban America to create the popular Nell Sweeney mysteries, which are set in post-Civil War Boston. The first book of the series, Still Life With Murder, has been the #1 bestselling ebook at Barnes & Noble, and Murder in a Mill Town was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. As Patricia Ryan, she wrote six medieval romantic suspense novels, including Silken Threads, which won Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award for Best Long Historical Romance. Visit Pat's website at

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1 comment:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its sequel! I highly recommend it, especially as a novel set in a rarely depicted period of American history. If you liked it too, you might want to try "Call the Darkness Light," from the same period.