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Nancy Means Wright

Broken Strings

Published June 13, 2013
Broken Strings Book Cover

BROKEN STRINGS, a contemporary mystery novel set in Vermont, featuring Fay Hubbard and other characters from the Ruth Willmarth novels. When puppeteer Fay finds a friend dead of poisoned yew and her half-sister strung up like a marionette, she and her family of foster kids track down the killer.

"Broken Strings kept me deliciously tangled until the end! …A dash of Atwood, and pinch of Christie, and a New England flair that means Vermont is on my next vacation list equals a five star mystery by this author." Suzanne Hege for GoodReads

"'What did anyone know about the tangled strings of the mind?' …Wonderful marionette metaphors abound in this fast-paced, often humorous and always entertaining mystery." Susan Coryell, author of A Red, Red Rose

"Owing to Wright's compelling prose and excellent plotting, the reader instantly becomes a part of Fay's sleuthing…sprinkled with great dollops of humor. This book, set in Vermont, is as good as, if not better, than an English cozy." Judith Nasse, SCBWI reviewer, prize winning author of A Life in Full

ISBN: 978-0615743554 (trade). 978-0615743552 (e-book)

Read Chapter One and Two of Broken Strings.





























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