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Victoria Thompson

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in Washington, D.C., The United States
July 25

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Victoria Thompson is the author of the Edgar® and Agatha nominated Gaslight Mystery series. She was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America in 2001, and in 2012 she received a Career Achievement Award in Mystery Writing from RT Magazine. Her last five books were nominated for an Agatha Award. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT and authored a short story for the anthology, SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA. In her previous life, Victoria Thompson was the bestselling author of twenty historical romances. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2012, where she has been a mentor and lecturer for 16 years.

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Victoria Thompson Oh, my, if it was just for a short visit, I think I'd go back to the turn of the nineteenth century, when my books are set to learn what I haven't…moreOh, my, if it was just for a short visit, I think I'd go back to the turn of the nineteenth century, when my books are set to learn what I haven't been able to find out from research. I wouldn't want to stay in any particular past time period very long, though, because I know too much about the lack of modern conveniences, like antibiotics and flush toilets!(less)
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The first book in my Counterfeit Lady Series, CITY OF LIES, comes on on Nov. 7!
Have you ever hidden your real self in order to get along or get ahead? What if your life depended on it?
My heroine, Elizabeth Miles, has made her living pretending to be someone else. As a con artist, she cheats wealthy but greedy men, but this time she got caught, and Oscar Thornton is determined to get his reve... Read more of this blog post »
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Wild Texas Wind Winds of Destiny Winds of Fortune Winds of Promise
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Angel Heart Wild Texas Promise Sweet Texas Surrender Blazing Texas Nights
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Texas Treasure Texas Triumph Texas Blonde Bold Texas Embrace
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Another great read from Rhys Bowen.

A great adventure back in time with characters you'll love. No wonder this book has been nominated for so many a wards.
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A trilling read that leaves you breathless. Also a thought provoking commentary on the world we live in and how truth has become another casualty in the disaster of our society.
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Thought provoking read

A lot to absorb here and a piercing look into a world many of us never think about. If only we had some solutions.
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Another winner.

Hank Philippi Ryan keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very last page. Jane and Jake are a formidable team.
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“One woman couldn’t change the world. She could just make small parts of it better.”
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Astor Place

“Did you take a vow of poverty or something?"
"This is a housedress, Malloy," she said, indignant again. "I was cleaning when you came. I gave my other clothes away because I got some new ones. From my mother."
"Did your mother take a vow of poverty?”
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Mulberry Bend

“And I still want to know why you hit that man in front of me. You wanted me to see it, didn’t you?”
“Why would I want you to see it?”
Sarah was getting very annoyed with him. He usually wasn’t this dense. “Because you wanted me to think badly of you, and I demand to know why!”
“You do, do you?” he said in a very odd tone.
“Yes, I do, and I’m not getting out of this cab until you tell me!”
“I don’t want to tell you.”
“Then what do you want?”
She knew he was looking at her, although she doubted he could see very much in the darkness. “I want to show you,” he said.”
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Washington Square

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Which November New Release would you like to read in December?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In November" list.

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Lure of Oblivion (Mercury Pack, #3) by Suzanne Wright
Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright
(Mercury Pack, #3)
 
  3 votes, 27.3%

Midnight Labyrinth (Elemental Legacy, #4) by Elizabeth Hunter
Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter
(Elemental Legacy #4)
 
  2 votes, 18.2%

 
  2 votes, 18.2%

Romancing the Werewolf (Supernatural Society, #2) by Gail Carriger
Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger
(Supernatural Society, #2)
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady, #1) by Victoria Thompson
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson
(Counterfeit Lady #1)
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Dangerously Divine (Broken Riders, #2) by Deborah Blake
Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake
(Broken Riders #2)
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Kiss My Asteroid: Galaxy Warriors (Paranormal Dating Agency #14) by Milly Taiden (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Shadowborn (Seraphim, #3) by David Dalglish
Shadowborn by David Dalglish
(Seraphim #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
(Renegades #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Seduction (Curse of the Gods, #3) by Jaymin Eve
Seduction by Jaymin Eve
(Curse of the Gods, #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

kiss my asteroidgalaxy warriors (write-in)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Brightest Embers (Broken Destiny, #3) by Jeaniene Frost
The Brightest Embers by Jeaniene Frost
(Broken Destiny, #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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