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Joanna Challis's Book Tour Schedule for Murder on the Cliffs

Murder on the Cliffs by Joanna Challis

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In Reference to Murder: Author Interview (post link)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Melissa's Bookshelf: Book Review (post link)
Shhh I'm Reading: Author Guest Post (post link)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lesa's Book Critiques: Author Interview (post link)
The Friendly Book Nook: Author Guest Post (post link)

Friday, December 04, 2009

Wendi's Book Corner: Book Review (post link)
Murder by 4: Author Guest Post (post link)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Allie's Musings: Author Interview (post link)
Bookish Ruth: Book Review
Cafe of Dreams: Book Review (post link)

Murder on the Cliffs: A Daphne du Maurier Mystery

The storm led me to Padthaway.

I could never resist the allure of dark swirling clouds, windswept leaves sweeping down cobbled lanes or a view of the sea stirring up its defiant nature. The sea possessed a power all of its own and this part of Cornwall, an isolated stretch of rocky cliff tops and unexplored beaches both enchanted and terrified me.

It is not a lie to say I felt drawn out that day, led to a certain destiny ...

So begins this new mystery series featuring young Daphne du Maurier, headstrong, adventurous, and standing at the cusp of greatness.

Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, she stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets.

As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway—in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets.

Enter to Win a Copy of Murder on the Cliffs, Signed by the Author

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a signed copy of Murder on the Cliffs, courtesy of Joanna Challis. And the winner is: Molly from Olathe (KS), who visited Melissa's Bookshelf during the tour. Congratulations!

About the Author

Joanna Challis
Photo courtesy Joanna Challis.

Joanna Challis lives and writes in a colonial house with wrap-around verandahs and an English garden in Queensland, Australia, surrounded by family, old paintings, and anything fleur-de-lys. She is the author of several romantic suspense novels; Murder on the Cliffs is her first series mystery.