Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
I have been showcasing quite a few Swoon Reads authors since I started hosting for Xpresso Book Tours – this is wicked lovely as I first came to recognise Swoon Reads when a fellow book blogger first told me about her appreciation for reading their stories. She’s since left the book blogosphere and opted to return to University; however, it always struck me that at some point in my readerly life, I ought to start to pick up the stories being published by Swoon Reads. Hence why you’ve seen an influx of authors by this publisher arriving on Jorie Loves A Story via guest author features like today’s interview with Ms Anstey!
As you might be aware as a regular visitor to Jorie Loves A Story, I have a particular penchant for two things: Jane Austen (with a particularly keen interest on after canon sequels or continuations by those writers who honour the original canon) and Historical Mysteries! On the latter, there is something dearly interesting about curling into a mystery set in the historic past wherein you not only get the impressions of a past generation and setting but you are privy to a different set of sleuthing techniques shown by the lead characters who are trying to solve the crime!!
I have become most encouraged this year finding there are quite a number of *Swoon Reads!* releases I would love to be reading – thereby, I’ve been increasing my purchase requests at my local library this Spring to become inclusive of the titles I’ve been spotlighting on behalf of the authors I’ve been interviewing! If you were curious about what was inclusive of this particular release – if it is considered Cosy Historical *or!* Hard-Boiled Suspense, I believe you’ll delight in the responses the author gave me as she truly gave us a lovely introduction to her novel ahead of reading it!
If this is your first visit to my blog – guest features & convos are best accompanied with your favourite cuppa & brew – where you can settle in, enjoy the feature and stay a spell visiting with me and my guest author. May this new release have a plotting which will tempt your readerly heart as much as it has mine.
The Hummingbird Dagger
by Cindy Anstey
From the author of Suitors and Sabotage comes a suspenseful and enthralling new Regency novel, perfect for readers who like their Jane Austen classics with a side of mystery and murder.
1833. A near-fatal carriage accident has deposited an unconscious young woman on the doorstep of Hardwick Manor and into the care of young Lord James Ellerby. But when she finally awakens, it is with no memory of who she is or where she came from.
Beth, as she calls herself, has no identity; the only clue to her circumstances is a recurring nightmare of a hummingbird, blood dripping from its steel beak.
With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth tries to solve the mystery of her own identity and the appalling events that brought her to their door. But nothing could prepare her for the escalating dangers that threaten her and the Ellerby clan. From the hazardous cliffs of Dorset to the hostile streets of London, Beth will fight to reclaim her past, hunted by a secretive foe with murderous intentions.
Fans of Cindy Anstey’s previous novels won’t want to miss The Hummingbird Dagger, a dark and twisty new offering that blends romance, danger and mystery.
Places to find the book:
on 16th April, 2019
Formats available: Hardback and Ebook
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