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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLA NEGGERS
UNCOVERS DEATH AND DECEPTION ON IRELAND’S GREEN SHORES
A Sharpe & Donovan Novel
An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village turns deadly in DECLAN’S CROSS (Harlequin MIRA, September 2013, $24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.), the riveting new novel by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Carla Neggers. A master of romantic suspense, Carla has created a smart, atmospheric story of intrigue and passion in this third installment of her critically acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series. The series, which began with Saint’s Gate and continued with Heron’s Cove, has been described as “gripping” and “rife with vivid imagery and emotional depth.”
In DECLAN’S CROSS, FBI art crimes agent Emma Sharpe and rogue deep cover agent Colin Donovan team up once again to solve their most elusive case yet.
For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan—especially since a Donovan is the reason for her broken heart.
Emma and Colin are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Colin knows he’s a reminder of everything Julianne wants to escape, but something about her trip raises his suspicion. Emma, an art crimes expert, is also on edge. Of all the Irish villages Julianne could choose. . . why Declan’s Cross?
Ten years ago, a thief slipped into a mansion in Declan’s Cross. Emma’s grandfather, a renowned art detective, investigated, but the art stolen that night has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught.
From the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has disappeared. And now Emma and Colin are in Declan’s Cross asking questions.
As a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan’s Cross, the race is on to stop a ruthless killer…and the stakes have never been more personal for Emma and Colin.
DECLAN’S CROSS is a romantic suspense novel you can sink your teeth into with characters you’ll never forget. You won’t be able to tear your eyes away from this dark conspiracy as it unfolds amid the beautiful surroundings of Ireland’s wild coast….
DECLAN’S CROSS is available wherever books are sold and at Harlequin.com.
$24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.
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About Carla Neggers
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she has millions of copies of her books in print in more than 30 countries, and more than two dozen of her books have placed on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Declan’s Cross is the third novel in her acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series that launched with Saint’s Gate and Heron’s Cove and has been praised as “a breathtaking reading experience” (Providence Journal), “gripping and suspenseful” (Nashua Telegraph), and “outstanding” (USA TODAY). Her popular Swift River Valley series debuted with Secrets of the Lost Summer, which spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered rave reviews, including a starred review from Booklist and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews.
Growing up in rural western Massachusetts with three brothers and three sisters, Carla developed an eye for detail and a love of a good story. Her imagination, curiosity and sense of adventure are key to creating the complex relationships, fast-paced plots and deep sense of place in her books.
“My first job was cleaning rooms at a local motel,” says the author. “As I’d pull back a shower curtain, I’d be thinking, ‘What if I found a dead body in the tub?’ As kids, we fanned out into the fields to pick wild blueberries. I’d be thinking, ‘What if I found a dead body under a pine tree?’
Fast-forward to a boat tour of a Dutch canal a few years ago. I was thinking, ‘What if a dead body floated by?’ Are we seeing a pattern here?”
At the core of every novel Carla writes is what Publishers Weekly has called her “flair for creating likeable, believable characters and her keen recognition of the obstacles that can muddle relationships.” She sold her first book not long after graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in journalism. An accomplished musician, she studied with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and freelanced as an arts-and-entertainment reporter—always with a novel in the works.
Carla attributes her enduring success to the dedication of her readers. An active member of the writing community, she teaches workshops across the country. She is a founding member of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America and has served on the boards of International Thriller Writers and Novelists, Inc. She has given numerous media interviews, from a popular talk-radio show in small-town Louisiana to television appearances in such cities as Boston, Denver, Phoenix, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Louisville, Columbus, Memphis and Vancouver, British Columbia.
When she isn’t writing, Carla loves to travel, hike, garden and spend time with her large family. Get-togethers at her family’s tree farm on the western edge of the Quabbin Reservoir are a favorite. She and her husband, Joe, a native of middle Tennessee, have two grown children. They are frequent travelers to Ireland and divide their time between Boston and their hilltop home in Vermont, not far from Quechee Gorge.
For more information please visit her at CarlaNeggers.com.
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