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Mr. Churchill's Secretary
A Maggie Hope Mystery
By (author): Susan Elia MacNeal
Susan Elia MacNeal

Imprint:

Bantam

ISBN:

9780553593617

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Apr 03, 2012
$23.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5.2 x 0.75 in | 0.58 lb

Page Count:

384 pages
Bantam Dell
Bantam
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fans of Jacqueline Winspear’s sleuth Maisie Dobbs, rejoice—there’s Hope! In England’s darkest hours, Maggie Hope is a plucky, patriotic, codebreaking secret weapon, but is this exciting new heroine also a pawn in a deadly game? And does her proximity to Winston Churchill put both of them, and all of England, in the gravest danger?

Maggie Hope was planning to visit London only long enough to sell her grandmother’s leaky Victorian house. When England declares war on Germany and Churchill rises to power, she stays, wanting to do her part for her adopted homeland. Her degree is from a Seven Sisters college and her talents are in codebreaking and advanced mathematics, but a woman can rise only so far in government work. Instead, Maggie becomes the secretary to the remarkable Churchill, the prime minister. But a murder has happened on her doorstep, the sirens herald ravaging Luftwaffe bombings every night, and enemies from within try to aid the enemy and bring England to its knees. The citizens of London will need resolve if they are to persevere and courage if they are to triumph, but most of all, they will need Hope.

Story Locale: London, England

Publication History: Trade Paperback Original

TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

DARING DEBUT: Susan Elia MacNeal introduces a heroine perfect for the readership of Jacqueline Winspear and Rhys Bowen.

HISTORY MEETS MYSTERY: MacNeal blends a meticulously researched historical record and anecdotes about Churchill with a crackling cozy mystery.

MORE TO COME: Bantam snapped up two Maggie Hope mysteries. The next, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, sets a mystery in the early years of the current Queen of England.

SUSAN ELIA MacNEAL is the author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, including her debut novel, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, and the upcoming Princess Elizabeth’s Spy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and child.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Marketing: Online advertising campaign

Early Reviewer promotions

Cross-promotion with SheWrites.com

Facebook advertising targeting mystery lovers and Jacqueline Winspear fans

Author website: www.SusanEliaMacNeal.com

Book club platform: RandomHouseReadersCircle.com, online promotions, consumer mailings



Publicity: National/local review and feature print attention

Online review and feature attention

Local author promotion: New York City

Advance praise for Mr. Churchill's Secretary

“This wonderful debut is intelligent, richly detailed, and filled with suspense.”—Stefanie Pintoff

“A terrific read . . . Chock full of fascinating period details and real people including Winston Churchill, MacNeal’s fast-paced thriller gives a glimpse of the struggles, tensions, and dangers of life on the home front during World War II.”—Rhys Bowen, author of Royal Blood and winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards

“Think early Ken Follett, amp it up with a whipsmart young American not averse to red lipstick and vintage cocktails, season it with espionage during the London Blitz, and you’ve got a heart-pounding, atmospheric debut. I loved it.”—Cara Black, author of Murder in Passy

“England in 1940 is the perfect backdrop for a courageous young woman who outwits the enemy. A vivid tapestry of wartime London.”—Carolyn Hart, author of Escape from Paris

“An engrossing page-turner, with a delightful and spirited new heroine in the aptly named Maggie Hope.”—C. C. Benison, author of Twelve Drummers Drumming

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