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IN FOR A PENNY the first Bay Tanner mystery
Author: Kathryn R. Wall
Reissue Edition
5.5"x8.5" Trade Paperback
$14.95US; 272pp

ISBN 1-933523-12-3


Bay Tanner's world is paradise until she witnesses her husband's horrific death. Badly injured in the deliberate explosion of his small plane, she retreats to her beach house on Hilton Head Island to heal her wounds and grieve until a cry for help forces her out of her self-imposed exile.

Adelaide Boyce Hammond, spinster daughter of an aristocratic Beaufort family, has invested most of her dwindling capital in a development scheme that seems to be unraveling at an alarming rate. Preservationists and environmentalists have joined forces in an attempt to thwart the project, and there are rumors flying around the South Carolina Lowcountry about Geoffrey Anderson, head of the development group and the man a teenaged Bay once idolized.

Can the former accountant and financial advisor ignore the plight of her "old money" friends and family, especially her father, retired Judge Talbot Simpson, whose involvement in the shadowy scheme may lead him to financial disaster? And what does all this have to do with her husband's murder? When a body is discovered floating near the ruins of an old plantation house on the proposed site of the development, Bay is forced to confront her fears and admit that one thing is certain-someone is making a killing in real estate.


Reviews:

"A deft blend of Lowcountry intrigue, romance, and manners, propelled by a high-speed plot and a strong-willed and sexy heroine."
—Les Standiford

"Compelling mystery captures the Lowcountry…not only a good Hilton Head novel, but a good novel, period."
—Island Packet (Hilton Head Island)

"…rife with intriguing characters, rippling with surprise revelations, laced with wit and humor, anchored by a strong, fascinating heroine…"
—Lowcountry Weekly (Beaufort, SC)


About the Author:

Kathryn R. Wall wrote her first story at the age of six, then decided to take a few decades off. She grew up in a small town in northeastern Ohio and attended college in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. For twenty-five years she practiced her profession as an accountant in both public and private practice. In 1994 she and her husband Norman retired to Hilton Head Island.
     Wall is Treasurer of the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is National Publicity Chair of Sisters in Crime. She is also a founding member of the Island Writers' Network.
     She is the author of six Bay Tanner mysteries: In For a Penny, And Not a Penny More, Perdition House, Judas Island, Resurrection Road, and Bishop's Reach. All the novels have achieved both commercial and critical success, and all take place in and around Hilton Head Island and the surrounding South Carolina Lowcountry.

visit Kathryn online at: www.kathrynwall.com


IN FOR A PENNY
Author: Kathryn R. Wall
Reissue Edition
5.5"x8.5" Trade Paperback
$14.95US; 272pp

ISBN 1-933523-12-3

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