THICKER THAN WATER?
Edgar-winner Hornsby's enthralling seventh Maggie MacGowen mystery takes the documentary filmmaker to France
. Readers will almost be able to taste the food and drink the author so vividly describes.Publishers Weekly (7/19/10)
Just a few hours before she is murdered, a foreign stranger claims she is a close relative of investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen.
It is a truism that its a wise child who knows its father. The same can apply to a mother, since we must believe and take for granted as true what our family tells us about our own early years. But what if you remember places youve never been, speak a language youve never been taught? What if your nearest and dearest are all involved in a conspiracy to cover up your true origins? In The Paramours Daughter, Maggie MacGowen is thrown into this parallel universe, trying to remember the ghosts of comfort, fear, or love from her earliest years. She must question everything shes ever known about herself and her lifeand deal with a large cast of previously unknown blood relatives, some of whom may not have affectionate feelings for the little girl who vanished so long ago. Especially when large sums of euros are involved
Author Wendy Hornsby likens the study and teaching of history, her day job, to the writing of mysteries. She says, History, mystery, same process; snooping around among the remains of dead people, finding questions, looking for answers.
Wendy Hornsby is the author of eight critically praised mysteries, six of them about Maggie MacGowen. She has been awarded a short-story Edgar as well as a French literary prize, besides nominations for other French and American mystery writing awards. She lives in Southern California, where she teaches European history as a professor at Long Beach City College.
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- The Paramour's DaughterA Maggie MacGowen Mystery
300 pages, trade paperback original, $14.95
Publication Date: September 15, 2010
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