Vanessa Riley & Denny S. Bryce in person

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 6:30pm

We're excited to welcome authors Vanessa Riley and Denny S. Bryce to FoxTale for a roundtable discussion of their latest books moderated by Carmen Slaughter, on Monday, September 12, 6:30PM.  Please join us!


The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by acclaimed author Vanessa Riley portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era, as a widow whose skin color and notorious family history have left her with few friends she can rely on – just as the local vicar names her the prime suspect in a murder case… Discovering a body on her property presents Lady Abigail Worthing with more than one pressing problem. The victim is Juliet, the wife of her neighbor, Stapleton Henderson. Although Abigail has little connection with the lady in question, she expects to be under suspicion. Abigail’s skin color and her mother’s notorious past have earned her a certain reputation among the ton, and no amount of wealth or status will eclipse it. Abigail can’t divulge that she was attending a secret pro-abolition meeting at the time of the murder. To her surprise, Henderson offers her an alibi. Though he and Juliet were long estranged, and she had a string of lovers, he feels a certain loyalty to his late wife. Perhaps together, he and Abigail can learn the truth. Abigail, whose marriage to Lord Worthing was not a love match, knows well how appearances can deceive. For all its surface elegance, London’s high society can be treacherous. Yet who in their circle would have killed Juliet, and why? Taking the reins of her life in a way she never has before, Abby intends to find out—but in the process she will uncover more danger than she ever imagined…  

IN THE FACE OF THE SUN by Denny S. Bryce:

In this haunting novel, the author of Wild Women and the Blues weaves together two stories as they unfold decades apart, as a woman on the run from an abusive husband joins her intrepid aunt as they head across the country from Chicago to Los Angeles, and confront a painful and shadowy past that has reverberated across generations. 1928, Los Angeles: The newly-built Hotel Somerville is the hotspot for the city's glittering African-American elite. It embodies prosperity and dreams of equality for all—especially Daisy Washington. An up-and-coming journalist, Daisy anonymously chronicles fierce activism and behind-the-scenes Hollywood scandals in order to save her family from poverty. But power in the City of Angels is also fueled by racism, greed, and betrayal. And even the most determined young woman can play too many secrets too far… 1968, Chicago: For Frankie Saunders, fleeing across America is her only escape from an abusive husband. But her rescuer is her reckless, profane Aunt Daisy, still reeling from her own shattered past. Frankie doesn't want to know what her aunt is up to so long as Daisy can get her to LA—and safety. But Frankie finds there’s no hiding from long-held secrets—or her own surprising strength. Daisy will do whatever it takes to settle old scores and resolve the past—no matter the damage. And Frankie will come up against hard choices in the face of unexpected passion. Both must come to grips with what they need, what they’ve left behind—and all that lies ahead…
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Murder in Westminster: A Riveting Regency Historical Mystery By Vanessa Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496738660
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022

In the Face of the Sun: A Fascinating Novel of Historical Fiction Perfect for Book Clubs By Denny S. Bryce Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496730107
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Published: Kensington - April 26th, 2022

Sister Mother Warrior: A Novel By Vanessa Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063073548
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Published: William Morrow - July 12th, 2022

Island Queen: A Novel By Vanessa Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063002852
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 14th, 2022

Wild Women and the Blues: A Fascinating and Innovative Novel of Historical Fiction By Denny S. Bryce Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496730084
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Published: Kensington - March 30th, 2021