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Barbara Elle

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In her stunning debut thriller, Death In Vermilion (The Cape Mysteries Book 1), acclaimed author Barbara Elle paints a clever and twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder in a Cape Cod town. Who can you trust?

Now, Death In Smoke (The Cape Mysteries Book 2) asks what's the connection between a bloodied body buried in a snow bank on a remote island off the Cape and a cold case in Kansas? Can artist and amateur sleuth Leila Goodfriend solve this new mystery?

Barbara Elle fell in love with books and writing at a young age, honing her writing chops as a copywriter at major publishers publishers and as a freelance journalist.

Growing up in Boston, but she became a New Yorker as an adult. Her writing draws on
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Barbara Elle After creating and living with my cast of characters, they wouldn't leave me alone. One book was not enough. The sequel—Death In Smoke—will be publish…moreAfter creating and living with my cast of characters, they wouldn't leave me alone. One book was not enough. The sequel—Death In Smoke—will be published in Fall, 2018.(less)
Barbara Elle The way you learn to absorb the world. As a writer every personality you meet, every conversation you overhear, every plot device you read in a book b…moreThe way you learn to absorb the world. As a writer every personality you meet, every conversation you overhear, every plot device you read in a book becomes a source of inspiration for what you are writing. It makes you hyper-aware of your world, yet at the same time, an introvert. What you see may not be what you get. (less)
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The Cape Mysteries website going LIVE!

After months of design work, my stunning website will go LIVE this week.

Not only will you be able to purchase Death In Vermilion on Amazon, AmazonUK, Kobo, Nook and more, it's the debut of Death In Smoke, a new psychological thriller featuring artist Leila Goodfriend.

Death In Smoke takes readers on an inner and actual journey across clashing cultures and time, challenging assumptions about what is Read more of this blog post »
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“The greater crime may be betrayal, not murder."
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“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
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