Penny Richards has been publishing since 1983 with just over 40 books to her credit. Mostly contemporary romance, her books have won several industry awards, including a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and a RITA nomination, and have made many best seller lists. She currently writes the “Wolf Creek” series for Love Inspired Historical for Harlequin. Book five, WOLF CREEK WIFE will be released in August, and AN UNTIMELY FROST, the first book of the”Lilly Long Mystery” series for Kensington Publishing will also debut in August.
AN UNTIMELY FROST:In 1881 Chicago, the idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency’s doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take on a new and dangerous role.
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In 1881 Chicago, the idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency’s doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take on a new and dangerous role…
Since the age of eleven, when her mother was murdered, the life of the theater is all Lilly Long has known. Now twenty-two, she has blossomed into an accomplished Shakespearean actress. But after her innocence-and her savings-are taken from her by a seductive scoundrel, Lilly vows to leave the stage, enter the real world, and save others from asimilar fate. Following in the footsteps of the country’s first female detective, Lilly persuades Allan Pinkerton to take her on.
Lilly’s acting skills are a perfect fit for her real-life roleas a Pinkerton operative. But her first case is a baptism by fire as she is sent to the small town of Vandalia to solve the mystery of a pastor who disappeared with his family-and the church’s funds. When Lilly arrives, she finds the mere mention of the reverend’s name provokes enmity or suspicious silence. Shadowed by a second agent with an agenda of his own, Lilly begins to uncover Vandalia’s sordid secrets. But she’ll have to deliver the performance of a lifetime to survive the final act of this drama.
Available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble:
Wolf Creek Wife(book 5)www.amazon.com/Wolf-Creek-Wife-Inspired-Historical
An Untimely Frost(book #1www.amazon.com/Untimely-Frost-Lilly-Long-Mysteries
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