Susan Elia MacNeal, "The King's Justice: A Maggie Hope Mystery," with Mariah Fredericks
February 25, 2020, 7:00 PM
Join us for a reading with Susan Elia MacNeal, in conversation with Mariah Fredericks, to celebrate the launch of her newest Maggie Hope mystery, The King's Justice!
Can a stolen violin lead secret agent and spy Maggie Hope to a new serial killer terrorizing London? Find out as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues.
Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill's secretary, but now she's a secret agent--and the only one who can figure out how the missing instrument ties into the murders.
London, December 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope takes a much-needed break from spying to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is an explosion waiting to happen. Traumatized by her past, she finds herself living dangerously--taking huge risks, smoking, drinking, and speeding through the city streets on a motorbike. The last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime.
But when she's called upon to look into the theft of a Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie can't resist. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose in London, targeting conscientious objectors. Little does she know that investigating this dangerous predator will pit her against a new evil--and old enemies. Only Maggie can uncover the connection between the robbery, the murders, and a link to her past.
Susan Elia MacNeal is the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mystery series. She is the winner of the Barry Award and was shortlisted for the Edgar and several other awards. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and son.
Mariah Fredericks was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her family. She graduated from Vassar College with a degree in history. She is the author of the Jane Prescott series, set in Gilded Age New York. The first in that series, A Death of No Importance, was nominated for the 2018 Mary Higgins Clark Award.