Publication Date: November 4, 2014 Poisoned Pen Press Formats: Hardcover, Paperback
Series: John Chase Mystery Series Genre: Historical Mystery/Regency
Unhappy wife and young mother Penelope Wolfe fears scandal for her family and worse. A Tory newspaper editor has been stabbed while writing a reply to the latest round of letters penned by a firebrand calling himself Collatinus. Twenty years before, her father, the radical Eustace Sandford, wrote as Collatinus before he fled London just ahead of accusations of treason and murder. A mysterious beauty closely connected to Sandford and known only as N.D. had been brutally slain, her killer never punished. The seditious new Collatinus letters that attack the Prince Regent in the press also seek to avenge N.D.’s death and unmask her murderer. What did the journalist know that provoked his death?
Her artist husband Jeremy is no reliable ally, so Penelope turns anew to lawyer Edward Buckler and Bow Street Runner John Chase. As she battles public notoriety, Buckler and Chase put their careers at risk to stand behind her while pursuing various lines of inquiry aimed at N.D.’s murderer, a missing memoir, Royal scandal, and the dead editor’s missing wife. As they navigate the dark underbelly of Regency London among a cast driven by dirty politics and dark passions, as well as by decency and a desire for justice, past secrets and present criminals are exposed, upending Penelope’s life and the lives of others.
John Chase Mystery Series
Book One: The Rose in the Wheel Book Two: Blood for Blood Book Three: Die I Will Not
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About the Author
S.K. Rizzolo is a longtime Anglophile and history enthusiast. Set in Regency England, The Rose in the Wheel and Blood for Blood are the first two novels in her series about a Bow Street Runner, an unconventional lady, and a melancholic barrister. An English teacher, Rizzolo has earned an M.A. in literature and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
For more information please visit S.K. Rizzolo’s website. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads.
Die I Will Not Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, November 17 Review at Back Porchervations
Tuesday, November 18 Spotlight at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, November 19 Interview at Back Porchervations Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary
Thursday, November 20 Interview with Curling Up With a Good Book
Friday, November 21 Review at Book Nerd
Monday, November 24 Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Tuesday, November 25 Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Wednesday, November 26 Review at Buried Under Books Review at Book Babe (The Rose in the Wheel) Spotlight at Layered Pages
Friday, November 28 Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Monday, December 1 Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Tuesday, December 2 Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Wednesday, December 3 Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes
Thursday, December 4 Review at A Chick Who Reads Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Friday, December 5 Review at The True Book Addict
Monday, December 8 Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Tuesday, December 9 Review at A Bibliotaph’s Reviews Spotlight at Book Babe
Wednesday, December 10 Review at The Lit Bitch Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Thursday, December 11 Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Friday, December 12 Interview at Jorie Loves a Story