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 Cait Morgan find the killer before she, too, becomes a victim of a murderer who is driven by a surprising, and disturbing, motive?
The first novel in mystery series by Maple Ridge writer Cathy Ace, The Corpse with a Silver Tongue is a classic whodunnit, features Welsh Canadian Professor Cait Morgan – a criminologist who specializes in profiling victims, when she’s not over-indulging in gourmet food.
Ace was born and raised in South Wales. After graduation, she moved to London and began a successful career in marketing communications, which eventually took her across Europe. Ace then relocated to British Columbia, where she has taught the MBA course at the University of British Columbia. She has also taught at various Lower Mainland universities, and is currently lecturing at Simon Fraser University. Her love of crime fiction began at an early age: she graduated from Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie when she was 10 and has never looked back.
Her short story Dear George published in the U.K. and across Europe in the anthology edited by Harriet Ayers titled Murder and Company.
The story was also selected to appear in the anthology Thrillers, edited by John Foster and published by Longman Books, which was a set text for the UK’s “O” level in English Language.
Dear George and Domestic Violence, two short stories written by Ace, have been produced by Jarvis and Ayres Productions as “Afternoon Reading” broadcasts for BBC Radio 4.
Cathy Ace launches The Corpse with the Silver Tongue at the ACT on Saturday, March 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.