Dear Bookseller or Media Representative,

SONNET OF THE SPHINX, the third book in the Poetic Death series from Pocket Books, is now available.


In an effort to make everyone's life easier, we've set up this media resources page which will contain author photos, author, bio, and press releases and jpegs of the book covers.

Here's a little bit of info on SONNET OF THE SPHINX:

For one of Innisdale's residents, a priceless sonnet means poetic license to kill…

Whilst sorting through a hoard of papers found in an old farmhouse, American literary scholar Grace Hollister discovers a World War II love letter referring to the lost Shelley sonnet, “Sate the Sphinx.” Before Grace can set to work on tracking down this poetic treasure, ex-jewel thief Peter Fox's shady past rears its head-a particularly ugly head belonging to a menacing Turk who has a score to settle with Grace's enigmatic love interest.

Not only are Grace and Peter suddenly suspects in a murder investigation, someone is trying his level best to kill Grace-not once, but twice. Will third time prove the charm?

The hieroglyphics are on the wall: unless Grace can decipher an inscrutable riddle and unearth the true villain amidst a cache of eccentric suspects, it may be All She Wrote for the intrepid Ms. Hollister.

"Light, charming. . . . An entertaining romp through a beautiful part of Britain."
Dallas Morning News on High Rhymes and Misdemeanors

“A cleverly plotted debut.”
Mystery Scene on High Rhymes and Misdemeanors

“Even if you don't usually care for cozies, this light satire on the genre is fun and a fast read. The characters are engaging, as well as the situations."
Reviewing the Evidence on Verse of the Vampyre

To order SONNET OF THE SPHINX or other books in the Poetic Death series, please contact your Simon & Schuster rep with your account # at

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