Happy Release Day, Tracy Grant!

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I have been anxiously awaiting The Berkeley Square Affair since I finished The Paris Affair a year ago. I love this series. Teresa Grant (whose name is actually Tracy) has been writing about Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch since 2011. I found out about Tracy’s books through an “if you like” recommendation on Lauren Willig’s website. When I looked up the first book in series, Vienna Waltz, I saw recommendations from Tasha Alexander, Deanna Raybourn and C.S. Harris, too. All of these authors have their own historical mystery series that I have really enjoyed. Those recommendations (plus the unbelievably gorgeous cover – I mean, look at this thing: Image ) made me start this series, and I’m so glad I did. The Berkeley Square Affair is the fourth full-length novel in the series. There are also two e-novellas.

Here is what Kensington Books has to say about The Berkeley Square Affair:

A stolen treasure may hold the secret to a ghastly crime…

Ensconced in the comfort of their elegant home in London’s Berkeley Square, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch are no longer subject to the perilous life of intrigue they led during the Napoleonic Wars. Once an Intelligence Agent, Malcolm is now a Member of Parliament, and Suzanne is one of the city’s most sought-after hostesses. But a late-night visit from a friend who’s been robbed may lure them back into the dangerous world they thought they’d left behind.

Playwright Simon Tanner had in his possession what may be a lost version of Hamlet, and the thieves were prepared to kill for it. But the Rannochs suspect there’s more at stake than a literary gem–for the play may conceal the identity of a Bonapartist spy–along with secrets that could force Malcolm and Suzanne to abandon their newfound peace and confront their own dark past…

This book will be different from the others in the series, because Malcolm and Suzanne have been living abroad, either in Vienna or Paris, for the previous books. England is home for Malcolm, but in a way, it’s behind enemy lines for Suzanne. It will be interesting to see how the change in location and the supposed transition away from intelligence work for both Malcolm and Suzanne will impact the story. Also, I’m excited that Tracy is adding Shakespeare into the mix!

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Happy Release day, Tracy Grant!

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Today is release day for the e-novella “The Paris Plot” by historical mystery author Tracy (aka Teresa) Grant.  Tracy has written 3 novels about Suzanne and Malcom Rannoch, a husband and wife spy team working in Europe during the rise and fall of Napoleon.  This story picks up where her most recent novel, The Paris Affair, left off.  The Paris Affair was one of my favorite books from 2013, and Tracy’s description of Waterloo was fantastic.  I’ve really enjoyed watching her develop her characters throughout this series – not just Malcolm and Suzanne, but a handful of regulars who pop in and out of her other books, too.

Here is what Kensington Books has to say about “The Paris Plot”:

In the fallout of one of history’s bloodiest battles, a personal war is waged…

Paris in 1816 is reeling from the Battle of Waterloo, and relations between the British and French are uneasy at best. So it’s hardly a surprise to British attaché and Intelligence Agent Malcolm Rannoch when he and his wife Suzanne, soon to give birth to their second child, become the target of violent threats. Malcolm is certain that the secrets of his past have caught up with him—but he’s unaware that Suzanne has more than a few secrets of her own…

The Rannochs both served as spies throughout the Napoleonic Wars, Malcolm for the British and Suzanne for the Bonapartist French—and both could have left any number of enemies in their wake. But even for two seasoned agents, finding a would-be killer in a country where allegiances are tested and no one can be trusted may prove as impossible as escaping their history…

“The Paris Plot” is for sale today for less than $3 on Nook or Kindle.  Tracy’s next full-length novel about Malcolm and Suzanne, The Berkely Square Affair, will be out on March 25th.