A Thrilling Evening with Three Bestselling Suspense Authors: Vanessa Lillie,Tessa Wegert & Elise Hart Kipness

Barrington Books, in partnership with Barrington Public Library, proudly presents three best selling suspense authors for a thrilling discussion followed by book signing. Join us on Wednesday November 8 at 6:30pm in the beautiful Salem Family Auditorium of Barrington Public Library, in honor of the publication of BLOOD SISTERS, the latest novel by Vanessa Lillie.

This is a ticketed event and requires a reservation. Go to EventBrite to make your reservation today!

About BLOOD SISTERS: A visceral and compelling mystery about a Cherokee archeologist for the bureau of Indian affairs who is called back to rural Oklahoma to investigate the disappearance of two women... one of them her sister.

Blood Sisters sets its hooks on page one and then pulls relentlessly and colorfully through buried secrets and rediscovered Native heritage.” C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Storm Front“ Blood Sisters is a tale with all the twisting fury of a tornado. Set on the complex checkerboard of Indian land in northeastern Oklahoma, it delves deeply and dramatically into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. But it also mines the rich territory of family, kinship, love, loyalty, guilt, and regret. Vanessa Lillie is a remarkable and courageous storyteller and an important Native voice. I recommend this book with all my heart and the hope that it will make a difference.”

William Kent KruegerNew York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land

“Bingeworthy. A propulsive story of familial fault lines with as much to say about the dark side of people as the potential for redemption.”—Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of the You series

“Vanessa Lillie’s riveting thriller explores the elusiveness of truth, and the history that binds people together—and to a place—no matter the time or the distance. At once captivating and illuminating, surprising and powerful, Blood Sisters is a story that resonates.”—Megan MirandaNew York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

About VANESSA LILLIE: Vanessa Lillie is the author of the Rhode Island-set bestselling thrillers Little Voices and For the Best and the creator of the Audible Original co-authored bestselling series Young Rich Widows, which was an International Thriller Writers Best Audiobook nominee and has over 20,000 reviews to-date with a sequel, Desperate Deadly Widows, forthcoming. Her latest book, Blood Sisters, featuring a Cherokee archeologist, will launch on Halloween. She also had a weekly column in the Providence Journal about life during the pandemic. Vanessa is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma living on Narragansett land in Rhode Island with her husband, third grade son, and bossy pugapoo.

About TESSA WEGERT: Tessa Wegert is the author of the popular Shana Merchant mysteries, which include Death in the Family (a Book Riot Best Locked Room Mystery), The Dead Season (“Deliciously twisty”—Bookreporter), Dead Wind (Publishers Weekly starred review), The Kind to Kill (a Strand Magazine Top Mystery Novel), and the upcoming Devils at the Door. A former journalist and digital media strategist, Tessa has contributed to Forbes, HuffPost, The Globe and Mail, and The Economist. She grew up in Quebec and now lives with her husband and children in Connecticut, where she studies martial arts and is co-president of Sisters in Crime CT.

Prior to writing novels, Tessa was the first place winner in the Crime category of the Eighth Annual Writer’s Digest Magazine Popular Fiction Awards for her short story Moms’ Night Out. In addition to her work with Sisters in Crime Connecticut, she is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Sisters in Crime New England, and Sisters in Crime New York, and is co-director of ITW PitchFest.

ABOUT ELISE HART KIPNESS: Elise Hart Kipness is a former television sports reporter turned crime writer. Her debut mystery, Lights Out, the first in a series, will be released in the fall of 2023 by Thomas & Mercer. The novel is based on Elise’s experience in the high-pressure, adrenaline-pumping world of live TV. Like her protagonist, she chased marquee athletes through the tunnels of Madison Square Garden and stood before glaring lights reporting to national audiences.

In addition to reporting for Fox Sports Network, Elise was a reporter at New York’s WNBC-TV, News 12 Long Island, NY, and the Associated Press. She is currently Co-President of the newly formed Sisters in Crime Connecticut (SinC-CT). A graduate of Brown University, Elise has two college age sons and lives on a hobby farm in Stamford, CT with her husband, three labradoodles, chickens, ducks and one very cantankerous turkey.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Barrington Public Library, 281 County Rd, Barrington, RI


184 County Road | Barrington, RI 02806
401 245 7925


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