Biography

Brunonia Barry

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international bestselling author of THE LACE READER, THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES and THE FIFTH PETAL. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times and the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary Ward, and their dog, Angel. Gary and Bru are the organizers of the Salem Literary Festival.

Brunonia Barry

Books by Brunonia Barry

by Brunonia Barry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, who is now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case --- a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, respected local historian Rose Whelan, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force.