Updated: Jul 20
Lady Anne & The Hows in the Dark
Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic Media Kit
Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic
Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries Book 4
by Victoria Hamilton
Genre: Historical Mystery
Lady Anne is in Bath staying with her mother and grandmother while planning her nuptials and awaiting the arrival of Lord Darkefell. Word reaches her of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town, and while she doesn't believe in such things, she's eager to visit for an hour of harmless entertainment.
But the Mystic of Bath seems to know things, and her dark pronouncements have a decidedly harmful affect on Lady Anne's friends--and may have led a gentle and well-liked local cleric to take his own life. Or… did someone else have a hand in his death? He had secrets and enemies, Lady Anne learns.
Convinced that the woman's predictions are all part of larger scam, possibly in league with other mysterious individuals who have become prominent on the Bath scene, Lady Anne must navigate the swirling rumors and murky affiliations of Bath society to unmask the charlatan for what she is and discover the real culprit behind a tragic death.
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About the Author
Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. Victoria is the national bestselling author of four mystery series: the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries and the Gentlewoman's Guide Regency Mysteries. She is also the bestselling author of Regency and historical romance as Donna Lea Simpson. Her latest adventure in writing is a Regency-set historical mystery series, starting with A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder! Don't miss out on this bold, adventurous series featuring gentlewoman Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, a young lady intent on defying every expectation that she will be demure and retiring; she's a lady with a dagger, and she knows how to use it. She is also continuing the Lady Anne Addison mystery series with a new title, The Menacing Mystic, coming July 7th, 2020. Later this year there will also be a new Merry Muffin Mystery, Double or Muffin. Victoria loves to read, especially mystery novels, and enjoys good tea and cheap wine, the company of friends, and has a newfound appreciation for opera. She enjoys crocheting and beading, but a good book can tempt her away from almost anything… except writing! She now happily writes about vintage kitchen collecting, muffin baking and dead bodies for publisher Beyond the Page. Visit Victoria at: http://www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com for availability of her books, some of which have also been published in Large Print and Audio formats! You can find out more about her and all of her series at her website, as well as on Facebook and Pinterest.
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What’s Up With Victoria Hamilton?
By: (surprise!) Victoria Hamilton
I’m assuming there are many many readers out there who have never heard of me. (I’m always surprised when people have heard of me. Or remember me. LOL)
So I thought… how about I introduce myself? I’m a writer. Your first clue may be that I am on a book promotion blog tour.
But I’ve been a writer for a long time. In fact, in December of 2019 I celebrated (quietly, without saying a word) 20 years as a published author. Sharp–eyed readers will find that Victoria Hamilton’s first mystery (A Deadly Grind – Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #1 – Berkley) was published in May of 2012. So what gives?
I wrote for many years as Donna Simpson or Donna Lea Simpson. I wrote Regency novels – my first published novel was Lord St. Claire’s Angel – Zebra Books – December 1999. (All have been republished by Beyond the Page Publishing and are available in ebook format only.) I wrote Regency romances until the line closed in 2005, and I then switched to paranormal historical romance, a 3-book werewolf series set in Germany 1796. (Someday there will be a 4th!) I then moved on to a historical romance mystery series with Sourcebooks, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark. Things didn’t work out with them all that well; Sourcebooks insisted on marketing the series as a romance series and kept pushing me to add more romance, and more sex! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I had pictured the series as mystery, and wanted to keep it focused on that. We parted ways.
And I was free… free to reinvent myself as the mystery author I always wanted to be, and thus… Victoria Hamilton was born. I found my dream agent (hello and thank you Jessica Faust of BookEnds Literary!) and started writing the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, then the Merry Muffin Mysteries, with a brief stint writing as Amanda Cooper the Teapot Collector Mysteries.
I then got the rights back to all of my Regency romances and started to co-publish them with Beyond the Page. At that point it seemed like the right thing to do to make the leap… I got the rights back to my Lady Anne Addison historical mystery series, and we published them under my mystery author name, Victoria Hamilton. The three book series did so well that I decided to write a 4th, and now we have… the current release, Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic. (Oh… and there is another historical mystery in there… A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder… mustn’t forget that! I’m mighty proud of it.)
It’s been a heck of a ride so far… my lifelong goal was to become a published author, and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me every day to accomplish again and again that goal.
I hope you’ll look into my other mysteries, and be warned… there is more to come! Double or Muffin Book #7 of my Merry Muffin Mysteries comes out this fall, and in late winter/early spring 2021 A Calculated Whisk, #10 of the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series will be published. Shortly (hopefully!) after that will come Some Touch of Madness, Book #2 of my Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder series! So much to write, so… I’d better get back to it!
Happy Reading, everyone!