HERRINGS wins the historical Lefty!

QUIET NEIGHBORS shortlisted for the contemporary Agatha!

THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS shortlisted for the historical Agatha! 

Quiet Neighbors

Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist

Best Contemporary Novel finalist, Agatha Awards.

Bronze medal for mystery category, IPPY Awards

It’s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell’s chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to.

Jude needs a bolt-hole; Lowell needs an assistant and, when an affordable rental is thrown in too, life begins to look up. The gravedigger’s cottage isn’t perfect for a woman alone but at least she has quiet neighbours.

Quiet, but not silent. The long dead and the books they left behind both have tales to tell and the dusty rooms of the bookshop are not the haven they seem to be. Lowell’s past and Jude’s present are a dangerous cocktail of secrets and lies and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything.

"QUIET NEIGHBORS drew me in from the very first page, and I stayed up late reading it because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. That’s the definition of a good book." CHARLAINE HARRIS

"both cozy and creepy, which accounts for the quirky charm ... the plot thickens nicely" NYT

"layer upon layer of deception ... a fine read" KIRKUS (starred review)

"Luminous." LORI RADER DAY

"Outstanding ... McPherson's literary observations are delightful, her quirky characters are intriguing, and the unfolding mystery highly satisfying."  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
 
"McPherson is a master storyteller." MYSTERY PLAYGROUND
 
"complex and character-driven ... atmospheric and suspenseful" LJ (starred review)
 
"cleverly conceived, skillfully executed ... bursting at the seams with warmth, wit, moxie, and menace" MYSTERY SCENE 
 
"superb ... the intensity never let up"                FRESH FICTION
 

"Her style and ability to spin a yarn stand out.  Quiet Neighbors will not disappoint." CRIMINAL ELEMENT

 
"intricately layered and psychologically taut" STRAND 
 
"one of those ideal stories that you cannot put down" 
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