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The Queen of Staves

The Camilla Randall Mysteries #6

Music blogger Ronzo never dreamed that giving an unfavorable online review to the Leftenant Froggenhall band would destroy his life. But he can only escape the band's gruesome persecution and threats to his loved ones by faking his own death and living as a homeless dumpster-diver.

He's forced to hide his blossoming relationship with bookstore owner Camilla Randall to keep her safe from the band's vengeful clutches. Not easy when they're together every day, as Ronzo's unexpected tarot-reading skills keep Camilla's failing Morro Bay shop afloat.

When a mysterious Irish poet shows up dead on a tarot client's beach, it's up to secret lovers Camilla and Ronzo--and the tarot cards--to find the killer. Hopefully before the homicidal Froggenhalls arrive in Morro Bay

Luckily Buckingham the cat is on the case, ready to fight the bad guys, tooth and claw.

The Camilla Randall Mysteries are a laugh-out-loud mashup of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L.Sayers. Downwardly mobile bookstore owner and etiquette expert Camilla Randall is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong. But she always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.

Reviews

"I really enjoyed the book from start to finish. Wonderful characters and a ripping story which never lets up right up to that fabulous showdown !"...award-winning Irish humorist Tara Sparling

"A perfect blend of wild and wacky characters spouting hilarious dialogue while finding themselves in unpredictable and unexpected situations." ... Paul Alan Fahey, Rainbow award-winning author of The Mother I Imagined, The Mom I Knew

Delicious wit, wonderful eccentric characters...Camilla Randall is a delight!" Melodie Campbell, "Canada's Queen of Comedy"

"Lots of fun! Anne R. Allen is a hugely talented writer, and her Camilla Randall  series never fails to entertain." Claude Forthomme, senior editor, Impakter magazine.

Tremendous fun, wittily satiric and highly recommended"...Nigel J. Robinson

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About Anne R. Allen

Anne R. Allen is a multiple award-winning blogger and the author of 13 books, including the bestselling Camilla Randall Mysteries. She is co-author, with Catherine Ryan Hyde, of How to be a Writer in the E-age: a Self-Help Guide.

Anne’s latest nonfiction book is The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors. Her latest Camilla Randall comedy-mystery is Googling Old Boyfriends.  Both are published by Kotu Beach Press.

She blogs with New York Times million-copy seller Ruth Harris at “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris,” and has a book blog at “Anne R. Allen’s Books.”

Anne is also an actress—the veteran of over 50 stage and film productions—and the former artistic director of the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

All books by Anne R. Allen

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