The Blue Virgin: A Nora Tierney Mystery #1
by M. K. Graff
Published: 01 Apr 2010
The mysterious death of Bryn Wallace keeps American Nora Tierney in Oxford to clear her best friend, Val Rogan, who has ben wrongfully accused of Bryn's murder. Or has she? Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the investigation, much to the dismay of DI Declan Barnes, senior detective on the case, and the illustrator of Nora's children's books, Simon Ramsey.
Simon's efforts to save Nora from herself become increasingly frantic as Nora is forced to use her wiles and her wits to prove Val's innocence. This first in a series of Nora Tierney English Mysteries proves that THE BLUE VIRGIN is a compelling story of love and intrigue. Nothing, Nora learns, is what it seems, and even the most innocent of choices can lead to murder and revenge. With a Cast of Characters, written in traditional English mystery style but a contemporary setting, this book and the second in the series, THE GREEN REMAINS, have won awards as BEST BRITISH CLASSICAL COZY from Chanticleer Media. The third, THE SCARLET WENCH, is currently shortlisted for the same award.