Popular Novelist's New Antique Collector Mystery Slated For Summer Release

Crooked Lane To Release “The Art Of Betrayal” By Connie Berry

April 23, 2021

Mystery novelist Connie Berry delivers a new tale featuring Kate Hamilton, an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving murders in “The Art of Betrayal.” The latest mystery by award-winning novelist Connie Berry, “The Art of Betrayal” will be released by Crooked Lane Books on June 8.
About the book: Spring is a magical time in England, bluebells massing along the woodland paths, primrose and wild thyme dotting the meadows. Antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is spending the month of May in the Suffolk village of Long Barston, tending her friend Ivor Tweedy’s antiquities shop and enjoying time with Detective Inspector Tom Mallory. But while attending the May Fair, the annual pageant based on a famous Anglo-Saxon folktale, a body turns up in the middle of the festivities.
Kate is even more shocked when she learns the murder took place in Ivor Tweedy's stockroom, and a valuable Chinese pottery jar she had taken on consignment has been stolen. Ivor may be ruined: insurance won't cover a fraction of the loss.
As Tom leads the investigation, Kate begins to see puzzling parallels between the murder and local legends. The more Kate learns, the more convinced she is the solution to both crimes lies in the misty depths of Anglo-Saxon history and a generations-old pattern of betrayal. It's up to Kate to unravel this Celtic knot of lies and deception to save Ivor's business, and solve a murder.
With its multi-layered plot, swoon-worthy Springtime-in-England setting, and captivating cast of characters, “The Art of Betrayal” is authentically irresistible. Brimming with charm, laced with suspense, and featuring the delightful and genuine Kate Hamilton, “The Art of Betrayal” is a tale to be treasured.
Connie Berry is the award-winning author of the Kate Hamilton Mystery series, including “A Dream of Death” and “A Legacy of Murder.” The series, which is set in the U.K. and features an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving murders, has garnered acclaim. Berry’s love affair with the British Isles began with her Scottish grandparents and became full-blown Anglophilia when she studied at St. Clare’s College, Oxford. Berry lives in Ohio with her husband and Shih Tzu, Emmie. Visit Connie Berry online at www.connieberry.com.
Published by New York-based Crooked Lane Books, “The Art of Betrayal” will be available wherever fine books are sold in hardcover, $26.95, and eBook for $13.99 on June 8.


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