Meet Maple Ridge mystery writer

Cathy Ace will be at Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge on July 14. - Contributed
Cathy Ace will be at Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge on July 14.
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Mystery writer Cathy Ace will be signing copies of her latest book in Maple Ridge on the weekend.

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue was released in March and has received several accolades since then, including a review in the Globe and Mail and the Library Journal.

“A few weeks after the launch, the Maple Ridge library even sent someone to Black Bond Books to buy more copies because the book was in so much demand,” says Ace.

The first novel of the mystery series by the Maple Ridge writer is a classic whodunnit, featuring Welsh Canadian Professor Cait Morgan – a criminologist who specializes in profiling victims, when she’s not over-indulging in gourmet food.

In the south of France, where hatred simmers in the heat, a man seemingly admired, but certainly feared, is killed during a dinner party. All of the guests fall under suspicion, as each one has a possible motive for murder.

Add to that the disappearance of an ancient gold collar that’s said to be cursed and you have the ingredients for a Nicoise salad of death, secrets and lies. Will the resourceful Morgan find the killer before she, too, becomes a victim of a murderer who is driven by a surprising, and disturbing, motive?

“I’m hoping to attract folks to the book signing event who might have missed the launch, or who might have picked up news about the book since the launch and are interested in meeting me,’ says Ace.

“This book is also an ideal summer read – so I think it’s great timing to host this event.”

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