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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…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 Inspiration often comes from other authors. If I'm not writing, I'm reading, usually mysteries of authors I follow. For instance, I was reading Crow…moreInspiration often comes from other authors. If I'm not writing, I'm reading, usually mysteries of authors I follow. For instance, I was reading Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund (actually a writing duo), and started noticing chapter openings, show they set a scene with weather, or an action such as a character coming or going, maybe waking up. It triggers me to ask questions about my writing, such as, is my character hungry? Does my character park the car or use the valet? It's a process of discovering those specifics that animate a scene and move the action alone. (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... Read more of this blog post »
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"This book has a small plot but a huge story, as the storytelling goes on and on. Luckily, the writing is truly magnificent, so maybe it's a little silly complaining it's too much of it. Great book, but a little slow for me."
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"*Book received as part of blog tour*
Death in Smoke is the second book in the Cape Mysteries Series and yet, while the main sleuth carries forward from the previous book, this mystery is pretty much a standalone with only a little bit of reference..." Read more of this review »
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"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 a..." Read more of this blog post »
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