Advance Praise for In Malice, Quite Close


      "[Ryder's] prose is confident and fashions a credible world, peopled by intellectually sophisticated artists and art connoisseurs.... To read the book is to move through a maze that delivers twists, turns, revelations, and surprises."

      —Sue Monk Kidd, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees

      "Sophisticates of the contemporary art scene show a lethally sordid side in this superbly crafted murder mystery. . . . Lucid prose, snappy dialogue, and sharp characterization combine to limn a credibly realized world where life imitates art, facades are deceiving, and forgeries cast doubt on seemingly certain truths. The unraveling of the mysteries . . . turns on perfectly prepared surprises, unexpected twists, and well-orchestrated plotlines that will have readers guessing, like the characters themselves, until the final paragraphs."

      —Publishers Weekly

      "In her stunning debut, Ryder delivers an assured blend of eros, suspense, abduction, and art. Like a finely aged wine, In Malice, Quite Close lingers on the palette with flavors of Fowles, Nabokov, and Ian McEwan, yet it is entirely unique. Ryder sweeps the reader back and forth over two decades and across the continent, from San Francisco to New York and to a remote art colony in the Pacific Northwest in this compulsively readable novel of ideas, intrigue, and mystery."

      —J. Sydney Jones, author of The Empty Mirror and Requiem in Vienna

      "What a deft hand newcomer Ryder uses in telling this tale of an innocent muse caught in a web of artistic obsession. No one is wholly innocent, though, and every character has secrets in this extraordinarily well-plotted tale that holds its final revelations for the very last page."

      —Cammie McGovern, author of Eye Contact and Neighborhood Watch






















Tour Dates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Monday, August 8th, 2011
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MT
Talk / Reading / Q&A / Signing

BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
PHOENIX, AZ
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MT
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POISONED PEN
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4327
SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MT
Talk / Reading / Q&A / Signing

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
PORTLAND, OR
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MT
Talk / Reading / Q&A / Signing

POWELL'S BOOKS
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Portland, OR 97225
MORE TOUR DATES COMING SOON!!


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