Historical Mystery Writer Launches Audio Book

From: beaandmildred
Published: Wed May 20 2009

Soames Point Press is proud to announce the launch of the audio book of Gifts and Bones written by Barbara Murray and narrated by Canadian story teller, Allice Bernards.

An official launch party for the audio book of Gifts and Bones, the debut mystery novel by Vancouver-based author Barbara Murray, will be held on Sunday June 7, 2009 at The Gallery at Artisan Square on Bowen Island, BC, Canada. Refreshments will be served at the event which will run from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Barbara lived, worked and raised her children on Bowen Island and is pleased to be returning to the island for this important event. Gifts and Bones audio book is read by well known storyteller and Bowen resident, Allice Bernards, whose voice has been heard in a variety of venues from the corner café to national and international stages. This is her first audio book.

The first novel in the Bea and Mildred Mystery Series, Gifts and Bones was released in 2007 by Soames Point Press. Based in stormy St. John’s, Newfoundland at the turn of the 20th century, Gifts and Bones tells the story of a troubled boy named Brian Stevens. With her young cousin, Jean, as her Morse code interpreter, and their peculiar relative, Mildred, as a constant companion, Bea MacDonald gradually unravels the mystery behind young Brian. A work of well-researched historical fiction, Barbara’s first novel in her historical mystery series is shot through with glimpses of the transatlantic cable odyssey back in the middle of the 19th century. This combination of history with the mystery-lover’s ingredients of murder, deceit and blackmail makes for a gripping read. The second book of the series, Isabella’s Passion, will be available in early 2010. To find out more about author Barbara Murray and the upcoming novels in her series, please visit: http://beaandmildred.com . Further information on narrator Allice Bernards can be found at http://storysalt.com .

Gifts and Bones audio is available in download format ($18 CAD) from the website www.beaandmildred.com, or as a 10 CD set ($42 CAD) through the website or Soames Point Press. The novel itself is in paperback format (292 pp., 6” by 9”) and is available through through either of the above sources, Chapters-Indigo or a selection of small independent bookstores. Soames Point Press is a Toronto-based publishing house. Gifts and Bones is its first publication.
ISBN 978-1-4303-0117-2 (novel)
ISBN: 978-0-9783373-1-5 (audio)


Emily Dontsos
Editor, Soames Point Press
Company: beaandmildred
Contact Name: beaandmildred
Contact Email: beaandmildred.mildred@gmail.com

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