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Nanci Rathbun

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Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister. Her first novel, Truth Kills: An Angelina Bonaparte Mystery, was published in 2013. Cash Kills is the second book in the series and was published in November of 2014. Both novels are available in paperback and ebook formats. Readers can enjoy the first chapters of each on her web site or on Goodreads. The third Angie novel has a working title of Deception Kills, with plans to publish in 2017.

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Nanci Rathbun I'm at the beginning stages of writing the third Angelina Bonaparte mystery, Deception Kills. It concerns a minor character in the first book, and her…moreI'm at the beginning stages of writing the third Angelina Bonaparte mystery, Deception Kills. It concerns a minor character in the first book, and her continuing search for her missing husband. (less)
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Ever wanted to kill someone? How would you do it?  In my first cozy mystery, Blogging is Murder, the victim is poisoned with hemlock. Why hemlock when there are so many new, man-made chemicals available? I don’t know, really. I just always wanted to kill someone off with an old-fashioned plant. And when I started researching the properties of hemlock, I knew I had the perfect...

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“There's no point in wasting calories on cheap chocolate, always opt for the darkest and richest.”
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“The beauty of being a woman, as the French say, "of a certain age", is that I can be invisible. Young people, both men and women, look right through me, unless I make the effort to be noticed.”
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