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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Sholes Key by Clarissa Draper

Sophia Evans is a cryptanalyst who is recruited into doing undercover work, work that turns her life upside down.

The Sholes Key by Clarissa Draper is a modern-day mystery that will keep you reading well into the night. Sophia Evans is presented with bizarre cryptograms that test her skills to the utmost. Vaguely familiar to her (she feels she's seen the series of numbers before, but can't remember where), deciphering these cryptograms is the key to stopping a serial killer, who has left them at the crime scene, perhaps daring the police to catch him. Knowing that the killer will strike again, believing that she is perhaps his next target, Sophia must work fast to save someone's life, perhaps her own. Aided by DI Theophilus Blackwell (a well-drawn character), Sophia begins solving the case. Little does she know, the key to doing so is very close at hand.

You can visit Clarissa Draper at her website Clarissa Draper.
You may purchase The Sholes Key at Amazon.com.

15 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Richard .. great that you're highlighting Clarissa - this book sounds so good .. and I love the name Theophilus ..

Cheers Hilary

Kamille Elahi said...

This sounds cool. What do you think of the book? Is it a light read?

Emily R. King said...

This is on my TBR list. I'm pumped to read it!

Rachna Chhabria said...

I love the premise of Clarissa's book. It sounds intriguing.

Jeff Hargett said...

I simply must make more time to read mysteries. They always take a back seat to other genres for some reason.

Clarissa Draper said...

Thanks, Richard! You're awesome. I'm glad you liked the code-based mystery. Did you even try to crack the code or follow the progression through the novel? I'm wondering if anyone will buy the book because they enjoy cracking codes...

Clarissa Draper said...

By the way, I will take you up on your offer. I'll contact you by email.

Richard said...

@Clarissa I tried to figure the code out in my head, but could not. Some readers may work at it hard, but I doubt they'll figure it out on their own.

@Kamille It's a lite read unless you want to try to figure out the code, then it will be more demanding.

Lydia Kang said...

A book with codes sounds absolutely fascinating. Congrats to Clarissa!

Talli Roland said...

I can't wait to read this! I love the premise and Clarissa's writing.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Oooh, nice review! I love mysteries, and I love codes and cryptograms. This sounds like a must read for me!

Tanya Reimer said...

Oh I am so gonna try to figure out the code! Sounds awesome.

i'm erin. said...

Hi richard! Thanks for the quick info on Clarissa and her awesome read. I love a good mystery.

J.L. Campbell said...

This is definitely one I'll be reading.

Lynda R Young said...

I'm itching to read this one. I've already bought it, but I need to finish the current one I'm reading. Must...read...