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The Painted Queen | Marianne H. Donley | A Slice of Orange I mention in May, that I won an ARC of The Painted Queen. (If you missed that post you can read about it here.)  I received my copy a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to report that Joan Hess did a fine job completing the manuscript. It has all the humor, all the mystery, and of course Egypt that were featured in all Amelia Peabody Novels.

If you’re a fan, you will absolutely enjoy the novel. If you’ve never read Amelia before, you will still appreciate the book, but you might miss some of the jokes.  (In addition to another shirt ruined there are titles of other books sprinkled about in conversation.)

My favorite quote: “A secret society??” Emerson exclaimed. (I assure the Reader that two interrogation point scarcely convey the vehemence of his question.) 

Wonder Book in Frederick, Maryland is holding a release party on July 25th.  They will have book plates signed by Joan Hess and a talk by Egyptologist, Dr. Ray Johnson. For more information .

On July 26th, Joan Hess will be talking and signing books at Mystery to Me in Madison, WI. For more information.

The Painted Queen will be released on July 25.  I hope you will let me know if you enjoyed it.

Marianne


Marianne H. Donley | A Slice of Orange

 

Marianne H. Donley makes her home in Tennessee with her husband and son. She is a member of Bethlehem Writers Group, Romance Writers of America, OCC/RWA, and Music City Romance Writers. When Marianne isn’t working on A Slice of Orange, she might be writing short stories, funny romances or quirky murder mysteries, but this could be a rumor.

You can find her short mystery, Tomato Blight, in ONCE AROUND THE SUN.

 

 


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Marianne H. Donley writes fiction from short stories to funny romances and quirky murder mysteries. She makes her home in Tennessee with her husband and son. She is a member of Bethlehem Writers Group, Romance Writers of America, and Music City Romance Writers.

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