We invite you to join Barrett Bookstore as we celebrate the release of Tessa Wegert's new book Devils at the Door on Tuesday, December 5! Tessa will be in conversation with Greg Wands, one half of the blockbuster writing duo E.G. Scott. Wine and light bites will be served. Please let us know if you are joining us by clicking on our RSVP LINK HERE.
ABOUT DEVILS AT THE DOOR
A suspicious drowning throws New York State senior investigator Shana Merchant’s life into turmoil in this taut, thrilling small-town mystery – perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Ruth Ware.
Sixteen-year-old Henrietta used to be happy. But that was before her family hit the national news. Before she – and the whole world – knew she was related to one of New York’s most prolific serial killers.
Senior Investigator Shana Merchant readily agrees when her brother asks her to take in his troubled, rebellious daughter for the fall semester. Doug’s convinced that spending a few months in Alexandria Bay with Shana will straighten Hen out.
But when Hen arrives, Shana’s not so sure. She can’t help but distrust the strange and manipulative teen, who binge-watches bloody movies and roams the house at night, taking things that aren’t hers.
Soon, though, Shana has more to worry about than missing heirlooms when she’s called to investigate the suspicious drowning of a local teenager, only to discover her niece at the scene of the crime.
What happened that night on the dark, uninhabited island of Devil’s Oven? With Hen and her new friends not talking, and a community determined to keep their secrets dead and buried, Shana knows it’s a race against time to uncover the truth before her niece is upgraded from key witness to prime suspect.
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 (Strand Magazine Top 25 Mystery Novels of 2022), and the upcoming Devils at the Door. A former journalist, digital media strategist, and brand copywriter, Tessa’s work has appeared in 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.
ABOUT GREG WANDS AND E.G. SCOTT
E.G. Scott is the pen name of writing partners Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands. Together they have written three novels; The Woman Inside, In Case of Emergency, and The Rule of Three. Their first book, The Woman Inside, was an international bestseller, which has been translated into twelve languages and is in development for a television series by Blumhouse. Their novels have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Real Simple, and InStyle.