Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review Tour: The Rose in the Wheel by S.K. Rizzolo

Congratulations to tour winner Cali M. and to host winners The Reading Addict and Laura's Interests.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEW ONLY Tour for The Rose in the Wheel by S.K. Rizzolo, a 305 page historical mystery available now from Poisoned Pen Press. The tour will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks starting on August 1, and review copies will be provided via Kindle gift. For reviewers who do not have Kindle accounts, print copies will be mailed (U.S., Canada, and the U.K).

S.K. Rizzolo will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host. Because this is a review tour, GFP will award a randomly drawn host a $5 Amazon GC.
This well imagined, carefully detailed, and cleverly plotted debut draws on actual historical events of 1811 London.

Regency London knows Constance Tyrone as the conspicuously celibate founder of the St. Catherine Society, dedicated to helping poor women. One wet November evening a carriage mows down Constance outside her office. Why was a gentlewoman abroad in the night? And if she died under the wheel, whose hands bruised her neck and stole her monogrammed crucifix?

Dismissing the idea of an accident, Bow Street Runner John Chase forms an unlikely alliance with Penelope Wolfe, wife of the chief suspect. A young mother paying the price for an imprudent marriage, Penelope is eager to clear her husband Jeremy, a feckless portrait painter whose salacious drawings of the victim suggest an erotic interest. Barrister Edward Buckler, drawn despite himself to Penelope, shakes off his habitual lethargy to join the investigation.

As horrifying murders on the Ratcliffe Highway claim all London’s attention, the trio discovers that it won’t be easy to unravel the enigma of Constance Tyrone, a woman who revives the legend of martyred St. Catherine.
August 1: Deal Sharing Aunt
August 8: The Reading Addict
August 8: Long and Short Reviews
August 15: Laura's Interests
August 15: Jazzy Book Reviews
August 22: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story
August 22: The Avid Reader