The Nell Sweeney Mysteries

The Nell Sweeney historical mysteries, which are set in post-Civil War Boston, star a young Irish-born governess and her employer’s black sheep son, the dissolute, wounded, dangerously charming Will Hewitt. If you like twisty-turny mysteries with a breathless whisper of romantic tension, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m delighted to say that the first book of the series, Still Life With Murder, was recently the #1 bestselling ebook storewide at Barnes & Noble! Book 2, Murder in a Mill Town, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award. These books were originally published by Berkley Prime Crime. I love to stay in touch with my readers, so be sure to connect with me through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And while you’re at it, sign up for my newsletter, which almost always features free and discounted ebooks by some of my favorite authors.

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“A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place.”

— New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly

“Nell is one of the strongest, most honorable, and dearest heroines to grace the pages of an amateur sleuth novel…. P.B. Ryan knows how to write a tale that will grip and keep readers’ interest throughout the novel.”

— Midwest Book Reviews


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